Risto Siilasmaa

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Risto Kalevi Siilasmaa (born 1966 in Finland) is the Chairman, founder and former CEO of F-Secure Corporation (formerly Data Fellows), an anti-virus and computer security software company based in Helsinki, Finland.[1] He is also the biggest shareholder of F-Secure, owning around 40% of the company. He is also the Chairman of Nokia's Board of Directors from 2012 onwards, and was interim CEO of Nokia from 3 September 2013 to 29 April 2014. [2][3]

More recently Siilasmaa has become known as a business angel, investing in several technology startups and serving in their boards of directors.[4][5] In his investing, he has stated that he is sometimes "motivated by soft values, not maximum returns."[6]

Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elisa Oyj, Ekahau Inc., and Fruugo Inc. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Finpro ry and member of the Board of Directors of Blyk Ltd, Mendor, Nexit Ventures Oy and Valimo Wireless Oy.[1][5][7]


Siilasmaa has a Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Risto Siilasmaa Bio at Nokia". Nokia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ Meet the board Nokia Corporation. Retr. 27th Nov 2012
  3. ^ "Nokia to sell Devices & Services business to Microsoft in EUR 5.44 billion all-cash transaction". Nokia. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ "F-Securen Siilasmaa ryhtyi bisnesenkeliksi" (in Finnish). Digitoday. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  5. ^ a b "LinkedIn: Risto Siilasmaa". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  6. ^ Cord, David J. (2012). Mohamed 2.0. Helsingfors: Schildts & Söderströms. pp. 150–152. ISBN 978-951-52-2898-7. 
  7. ^ "Risto Siilasmaa joins Mendor board of directors". Mendor. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Stephen Elop
Nokia Corporation CEO
Succeeded by
Rajeev Suri
Preceded by
Jorma Ollila
Nokia Corporation Chairman