General Counsel, Licensing Executive, TactoTek, Past President of LES Scandinavia, Chair of the Organizing Committee
Long-term global experience on strategic intellectual property and licensing with great track record of creating new business and closing deals. I am a passionate can-do business leader, currently General Counsel and Licensing Executive in Tactotek, a deep tech growth company and innovator in the field of injection-molded structural electronics.
Before joining Tactotek I was with Nokia for over 14 years in various leadership roles. Latest I was leading the Consumer Electronics Patent Licensing Program (connectivity and video technologies) and its global sales.
I was featured as on the Top 300 IP Strategists in the world by IAM Strategy 300 in 2020-2021. I have years of in-depth experience in licensing operations for patent, trademark and technology licensing businesses of Nokia Technologies. I enjoy challenges, creating value and growth, making an impact and achieving great things.
My roles over the years have covered licensing from A to Z: from business development to successful ramp up and execution of licensing programs, licensing operations, negotiations and managing contracts, royalties, customers and compliance. I have built commercialization strategies, processes and data systems to enable scalable and growing end to end licensing business. Most of my work has been with patents but I am also well familiar with brand and technology licensing.
My Master of Laws degree is from University of Helsinki (Aalto) and Executive MBA from Aalto University Executive Education.
I've served in Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia as Board member since 2012, now also as Past President and as the President for the term of 2018-2020. I am a co-founder of WILA, the Women in Licensing Alliance within LES International and a Co-Chair of the High Tech Committee.
I've got broad experience in public speaking in conferences and trainings both internationally in Finland and I have been a visiting lecturer in the Aalto University technology and law courses.
In addition to my position in Nokia, I am also serving as member of the Board in the Finnish full service IP-powerhouse Berggren, and member of the Board and IP advisor in FusionLayer Ltd. and 21TDMC Group Oy.
Interests: creating and leading technology intensive businesses, commercialization of intellectual property, serving as member of board of directors, being an angel investor, developing from good to great leader, improving diversity and inclusion, achieving great things, making a difference and sometimes sing when doing it.