Efecte is lead by our Management Team that lives and breathes the company values. The Management team members are all seasoned professionals that drive customer value, encourage the entire company to try and succeed and strive for effective and lean collaboration. Our Management Team is very committed to leading the company to the forefront of reinventing the way people work together.

Sakari Suhonen

CEO (since 2013)

Sakari Suhonen is steering Efecte towards international growth. He is a visionary, who is both open-minded about the future and maintains a firm grip on strategic policy. Sakari, or Sakke as he likes to be called, is a team player, a down-to-earth leader who makes his presence felt. He gives one hundred per cent and is fully committed to Efecte’s success. Known as Efecte’s barbecue master, he is also a lover of good food and microbrewery beers.

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Timo Hyvönen

VP, Professional Services and Operations (since 2016)

Timo is heading the Professional Services and Operations unit at Efecte. With a lot of experience in service management and management consultancy, he has a lot to contribute for developing Efecte’s service portfolio. Timo is a determined team player, who’s not afraid to put himself at stake when working towards ambitious goals. In his free time, Timo enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with his family, in addition to being active in aviation.

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Johannes Niemi

SVP, Sales Nordic (since 2013)

Johannes Niemi is in charge of sales in the Nordic countries. This expert in solution sales is relentlessly focused on providing customers with new and better solutions. He also communicates with and listens to his organization and ensures that he can keep his promises.  Johannes is never lost for words and offers refreshing perspectives, even in surprising situations. As a fire brigade volunteer, he also has quite literal experience of firefighting.

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Peter Schneider

VP, Products (since 2014)

Peter Schneider leads the Products Unit of Efecte. Peter is an international product management and product marketing pioneer with a relentless customer focus. Supporting innovative ideas from the team and applying common sense in complex situations, he coaches teams for international success with a hands-on attitude. As an open and fair team player he is a friend of straight talk and clear decisions. In his spare time, he is passionate about building his own log home in the Finnish countryside.

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Hannu Nyman

CFO (since 2017)

Hannu Nyman is responsible for Efecte’s financial administration and compliance with good governance practices. Hannu has extensive experience in developing an international IT company as well as acquisitions. In his work, economic and financial market expertise are combined with long-term IT expertise. Hannu also enjoys the outdoors both at the cottage and on orienteering paths.

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Henriikka Åkerman

Chief Marketing Officer (as of 1.11.2017)

Henriikka is responsible for Efecte’s marketing and partnerships. She has some 20 years of experience in ICT, lately especially in cloud business. Having held various roles in marketing, sales, ecosystem building and business line leadership, she is a true believer in collaboration between these functions. Henriikka is a fan of good stories, but knows that the best ones are based on rock solid facts. She loves downhill skiing with her husband and two daughters, yoga, interior design and throwing parties for friends.

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