Board of Directors

Our personality comes from having a shared vision about how people take care of each other.

Risto Jalovaara


Shareholder, CEO

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Risto is Fastroi’s entrepreneur shareholder and has been with the company since it was established. He is in charge of business development and strategic management at Fastroi together with the Management Team and the Board of Directors. Before Fastroi, he worked as the CEO of Arbonaut Oy, and before that, as a sales executive at Joensuun Puhelin, a telephone company.

Risto is an avid sports fisher and hunter and likes to spend his free time roaming in nature and doing various kinds of sports.

Matti Kurki

Chairman of the Board

Shareholder, Chairman of the Board

PhD, eMBA, docent

Matti has long experience in demanding research and management duties in the ICT sector. He has worked at universities, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, among others.

Matti has also managed several large scale ICT and software businesses (CEO of Nethawk Oyj, for instance). Currently Matti is a shareholder and partner in more than five companies which have more than 200 employees in total.

Ukko Lappalainen

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Board of Directors

M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA

Ukko joined the Board of Directors in spring 2012 to support Fastroi’s growth and development. He is currently the Director responsible for business development and partnerships at Nokia. Before that, he held several sales and business management positions at Nokia. In his free time, Ukko likes to read and do sports, especially cross-country skiing and ball games.

Ilpo Kettunen

Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Technology Officer

Shareholder, member of the Board of Directors, Chief Technology Officer

Ilpo has been with Fastroi since the company was established. He has more than 30 years of experience in software development and more than 15 years of experience in software development management.

Jyrki Saarinen

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Board of Directors

M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA

Jyrki helps support Fastroi’s international expansion. He is a professor at the University of Eastern Finland. Before moving back to Finland, he was the director of North American business operations of Heptagon, a company he founded. He was also responsible for the business development and strategic sales of the entire Heptagon Group. Jyrki is an active participant in leisure and business organisations. He is a friend of gourmet food, good literature and movies, and active in several sports.