DNA as a company

We make our customers’ lives less complicated, enabling everyone to concentrate on what matters to them. We provide connections, services and devices to home and work and enable the digitalization of the society.

The CEO and the Executive Team

The CEO attends to the executive management of the company according to the strategic guidelines, operational plans and general principles approved and confirmed by the Board of Directors. DNA Executive Team helps the CEO in the management of the Group.

The CEO

DNA's Board of Directors appoints the CEO, whose duties are specified in the Limited Liabilities Company Act. The CEO independently attends to the executive management of the company according to the strategic guidelines, operational plans and general principles approved and confirmed by the Board of Directors. The terms of the CEO's employment are specified in a written CEO agreement.

Executive Team

DNA's CEO chairs the Executive Team. The Board of Directors appoint the members of the Executive Team. The team convenes regularly some four times a month. Additional meetings are organised when necessary.

Extended Executive Team

Employee representatives attend meetings of the Extended Executive Team, which meets at least once per quarter. The Extended Executive Team decides on important matters pertaining to DNA's business, finances, personnel, business and operations, and consults the employee representative's reviews.

 

Members of the Executive Team

Jussi Tolvanen 

b. 1978

With DNA since 2021
CEO
Education: M.Sc. (Econ)

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, CEO since 2021
  • Microsoft Ltd, Country General Manager Finland, 2018–2021 
  • Microsoft Ltd, Director, One Commercial Partner and Small, Medium & Corporate Customers, 2017–2018 
  • Microsoft Ltd, Director, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners, 2017
  • Avanade, Managing Director Finland, 2015–2017
  • Fujitsu Finland Oy, various director roles, 2011–2015
  • Hewlett-Packard, various manager roles, 2004–2011

Main positions of trust

  • Marketing Finland, Member of the Board since 2018
  • FiCom, Member of the Board since 2018

Pekka Väisänen 

b. 1966

With DNA 2003–2006 and again since 2007
Senior Vice President, Consumer Business
Education: M.Sc. (Econ)

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business since 2009
  • DNA Services Ltd, Sales and Marketing Director 2007–2009
  • Oulun Puhelin Oyj, Business Development Director 2006–2007
  • Finnet Oy and DNA Finland Ltd, Sales and Marketing Director 2003–2006
  • Oulun Puhelin Plc, various roles 1996–2003

Olli Sirkka 

b. 1972

With DNA since August 2019
Senior Vice President, Corporate Business
Education: M.Sc. (Tech)

 

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business since 2019
  • Ericsson Finland, President and Head of Sales Finland & Baltics, 2017–2019
  • Ericsson Finland, President and Head of Industry & Society Sales, 2011–2017
  • Ericsson Finland, Sales Director, 2006–2011

Maria Strömberg 

b. 1968

With DNA 2003–2006 and again since 2007
CFO
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, CFO since 2021
  • DNA Plc, Director, Accounting & Internal Control, 2012–2021
  • DNA Plc, Director, Group Controlling, 2009–2012
  • DNA Finland Oy, CFO 2007–2009
  • Lindell Oy, CFO, 2006–2007
  • DNA Verkot Oy, Financial Manager, 2003–2006
  • Telia Mobile Finland Oy, Controller, 2001–2003
  • Telia Finland Oy, Controller, 1997–2001

Ville Virtanen 

b. 1975

With DNA since 2004
Senior Vice President, Technology
Education: Engineer, EMBA

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Technology since 2021
  • DNA Plc, Director, Core and IP Networks 2014–2021
  • DNA Finland Ltd, Manager, Mobile and Fixed Data Services 2011–2014
  • DNA Finland Ltd, Manager, Mobile Data Services 2004–2011
  • Finnish 2G Ltd, Manager, Data Networks 2003–2004
  • Telia Mobile Finland Ltd, multiple positions 1997–2003
  • Multiple positions including sales, teaching, ITC support and taxi driving, 1991–1997

Main positions of trust

  • Omnitele, Member of the Board since 2021

Bjørn Taale Sandberg

b. 1964

With DNA since 2022
CSO
Education: M.Sc. (Computers), Master of Management

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, CSO since 2022
  • Telenor ASA, Senior Vice President and Research Director, 2012–2022
  • Telenor ASA, Vice President Competition and Customer Research, 2010–2012
  • AeroMobile Ltd, Managing Director and then CEO, 2007–2010
  • Telenor Pakistan, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), 2004–2006
  • Telenor Mobile Communications, Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and then Markets, 2000–2004
  • Teleplan AS, Director, responsible for the European and then South American practice, 1995–2000
  • Norwegian Defence Communications and Data Services Administration, Project Manager and then Deputy Director, 1991–1995
  • Multiple research and development positions, 1985–1991

Asta Rantanen 

b. 1962

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Master of Laws

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, since 2021
  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, 2007–2021
  • Finnet Ltd and DNA Finland Ltd, Vice President, Legal Affairs, 2003–2007
  • Telia Finland Oy, Legal Counsel, 1999–2003
  • Vakuutusyhtiö Sampo, Claims Manager, Product Development Manager, 1994–1999
  • Vakuutusyhtiö Kansa, Legal Counsel, 1985–1994

Marko Rissanen 

b. 1974

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 2007
  • DNA Finland Ltd, HR Manager 2005–2006
  • Finnet Networks Ltd, HR Manager 2004–2005
  • Telia Product Oy, HR Manager 2001–2003

Janne Aalto 

b. 1965

With DNA since 2014
CIO
Education: MBA, Business College Graduate, Information Technology

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, CIO since 2014
  • Kiosked, Head of Demand Side Platform 2014
  • CEM4Mobile Solutions, CEO & Co-Founder 2004–2013
  • Sonera Zed, Vice President, Development 2000–2004
  • Fujitsu Finland, Director, Head of Professional Services 1997–2000
  • Fujitsu UK and Ireland, Senior Project Manager 1994–1997

Vilhelmiina Wahlbeck 

b. 1976

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Communications, Sustainability and Brand Development
Education: Master of Political Science

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, SVP, Communications, Sustainability and Brand Development, since 2021
  • DNA Plc, VP, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, 2007–2021
  • DNA Finland Ltd, Communications Manager, 2005–2007
  • Finnet Ltd, Communications Manager, 2003–2005
  • Telia Mobile, Communications Manager, 2001–2003
  • Telia Mobile, Communications Officer, 1998–2000

Main positions of trust

  • The Children and Youth Foundation, Member of the Board, 2019–