CEO and Leadership Team
CEO and the members of Optomed's Management Team are presented below.
Chief Executive Officer and Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management and for carrying out the strategy of the company based on the instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors. The CEO prepares issues for decision by the Board of Directors, develops the company in line with the targets agreed with the Board of Directors and ensures proper implementation of the decisions of the Board of Directors. The CEO ensures that the accounts of the company comply with Finnish law and that its financial affairs have been organized in a reliable manner. The CEO is also responsible for ensuring that the company is managed in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Leadership Team consists of the CEO and other members appointed by the Board of Directors. The Optomed Leadership Team assists the CEO in the management of the group. All the Leadership Team members report to the CEO and the CEO may delegate group level responsibilities or areas to the Leadership Team members. The Leadership Team meets officially on regular intervals and minutes are kept of these meetings.
Finnish citizen, Member of the Leadership team since 2023.
Juho Himberg was most recently the CEO of Aidian. Aidian is a leading point-of-care diagnostics company (formerly known as Orion Diagnostica). Prior to Aidian, Himberg held leadership positions worldwide at various healthcare and medical technology companies such as Orton, Stryker, C.R. with Bard Inc. and Gambro.
Chief Financial Officer
Finnish citizen, Member of the Leadership team since 2019.
Sakari Knuutti is the Chief Financial Officer of Optomed and has been a member of the Leadership Team since 2019. He joined Optomed in 2019. Mr. Knuutti serves as a Board member of the Securities Market Association’s Market Practice Board. Previously, Mr. Knuutti has held the positions of Senior Legal Counsel at CGI Inc, Head of Investor Relations and Legal at Affecto Plc, and various positions at Ruukki Group Plc.
Education: Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.
Vice President, Software
Finnish citizen, Member of the Leadership team since 2018.
Markku Myllylä jhas been the Vice President, Software of Optomed and a member of the Leadership Team since 2018. He joined Optomed in 2018 through the acquisition of Commit; Oy. Mr. Myllylä is the co-founder of Commit; Oy (presently Optomed Software Oy) and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Optomed Software Oy since 2009.
Education: Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences and Economics from the Technical University of Helsinki.
Vice President, Devices
Finnish citizen, Member of the Leadership team since 2015.
Laura Piila has been the Vice President, Devices of Optomed since 2019 and a member of the Leadership Team since 2015. She joined Optomed in 2010. Prior to becoming the Vice President of Devices of Optomed, Ms. Piila has held several managerial positions at Optomed, including Quality Manager and Business Development Director, as well as the position of Build Manager at Nokia Corporation.
Education: Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Oulu.