CEO and Leadership Team

Last modified: 7.11.2019

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.

Seppo Kopsala (born 1978) has served as the CEO for Optomed since 2005.

Leadership Team

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.

Seppo Kopsala
CEO, founder
B. 1978, Finnish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2005.

Seppo Kopsala founded Optomed in 2004 and he has acted as the CEO of the company since 2005. Mr. Kopsala serves as a deputy member of the Board of Directors of Salaojaurakointi Polso Oy. Previously, Mr. Kopsala was a member of the Board of Directors of Medigo Oy.

Education: Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oulu.

Niina Huikuri
Vice President, Marketing
B. 1977, Finnish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2018.

Niina Huikuri joined Optomed in 2018. Previously, Ms. Huikuri has held the positions as Sales Manager (Nordic) and Account Manager and Business Development Manager Finland at Johnson & Johnson and Territory Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim Finland Ky.

Education: Master of Science degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from Oulu University Business School.

Sakari Knuutti
Chief Legal Officer
B. 1984, Finnish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2019.

Sakari Knuutti has previously held the position of Head of Legal and IR at Affecto Plc. He has also held the positions of Senior Legal Counsel at CGI Inc. and Head of Corporate Affairs at Ruukki Group Plc.

Education: Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.

Lars Lindqvist
Chief Financial Officer
B. 1957, Swedish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2019.

Lars Lindqvist joined Optomed in 2019. Mr. Lindqvist serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Neonode Inc, Neoeye AB, Uppland Kapital AB, Uppland Kredit AB (publ) and Upplandsspar AB. He is also a deputy member of the Board of Directors of Neonode Technologies AB. Previously, Mr. Lindqvist was a member of the Boards of Directors of Lendlink AB, ONE CC AB, Pronode Technologies AB and Terranet Holding AB. In addition, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ericsson Mobile Phones AB, Neonode Inc, and Microcell Ltd.

Education: Master of Science degree in Finance from Uppsala University.

Markku Myllylä
Vice President, Software
B. 1961, Finnish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2018.

Markus Myllylä 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. In addition, Mr. Myllylä is the founder, a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Softmax Technologies Oy.

Education: Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences and Economics from the Technical University of Helsinki.

Laura Piila
Vice President, Devices
B. 1983, Finnish citizen
Member of the Leadership team since 2015.

Laura Piila 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.