Meet our team

Our team is a comprehensive mixture of experienced entrepreneurs and recognised scientists. Our strength is the combined expertise in life sciences and medical sector, as well as in computer technology and business-to-business software industry. We are committed to helping our customers of any size to build the solutions they need for virtual microscopy.

Our Management team & Founders
Kaisa Helminen

Kaisa Helminen

CEO

Kaisa Helminen (M.Sc) is the CEO of Fimmic. Kaisa joined Fimmic in 2014 and has previously worked for international companies Sartorius, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and a Finnish biotech company Finnzymes Oy.

Kaisa has a strong background in life science sector where she has gained almost 20 years of experience in the global business. She has wealth of experience in global sales, marketing and strategic product management in life science businesses.

Johan Lundin

Johan Lundin

CSO, Co-founder

Johan Lundin (MD, PhD) is one of the co-founders of Fimmic. He works as the Chief Scientific Officer at Fimmic. Johan is also a Research Director at Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM) at University of Helsinki.

For more than 15 years, Johan has developed technologies for diagnostic decision support with cloud-based and mobile solutions that allow the diagnostic process to be performed remotely, by a human observer or using automated computerized analysis.

Mikael Lundin

Mikael Lundin

Director of Concept Design, Co-founder

Mikael Lundin (MD) is one of the co-founders of Fimmic. He works as the Director of Concept Design at Fimmic.

Mikael can be considered one of the pioneers of web-based virtual microscopy and has launched the first practical applications in 2002. He has published a series of central studies in virtual microscopy together with key opinion leaders in related fields. (Mikael is fluent in a wide range of programming languages, and he has a special interest in database design and imaging.)

Kari Pitkänen

Kari Pitkänen

Director of Business Development, Co-founder

Kari Pitkänen (M.Sc.Tech) is one of the co-founders of Fimmic. He works as a Director of Business Development at Fimmic. Kari is an experienced life-science entrepreneur. He was one of the founders and Director of Marketing in Finnzymes Oy for 25 years, until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010.

Tuomas Ropponen

Tuomas Ropponen

Chief Technology Officer

Tuomas Ropponen (M.Sc.Tech) is the Chief Technology Officer at Fimmic. Tuomas has extensive experience in developing deep learning AI and machine vision based systems and cloud infrastructures. He has previously worked for more than 15 years in international companies Outotec and Sartorius Biohit. Tuomas was one of the founders of Delta-Enterprise (known today as Roima Intelligence Inc).

Mikael Jääskeläinen

Mikael Jääskeläinen

Sales Manager

Mikael Jääskeläinen is responsible for global sales and customer relations management for Fimmic. Mikael joined Fimmic in March 2014 having previously worked for international companies Sartorius, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Finnish biotech company Finnzymes Oy.

Mikael has more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing in the life science sector.

Meet our board

Our board is a comprehensive mixture of experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders. The board offers us wide ranging expertise in life sciences, medical sector and business-to-business software industry, as well as strategic leadership from large global companies to startups.

Pekka Mattila

Pekka Mattila

Chairman of the board

Pekka Mattila is the CEO of Desentum Oy. He holds board positions in several biotech and pharmaceutical companies. He is one of the founders of Finnzymes Group and served as its CEO for 25 years until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010.

Monita Mo

Monita Mo

Board member

Monita Mo is a Hong Kong native with a professional career in Arthur Andersen NY. She is a serial entrepreneur who has started three successful companies, including Ascend Capital Partners. She founded her own accounting firm in NY in 1992 and her second company, Ascend Capital Partners in Beijing in 2002.

Johan Lundin

Johan Lundin

Board member

Johan Lundin (MD, PhD) is one of the founders of Fimmic. At Fimmic Johan works as the Chief Scientific Officer. Johan is also a Research Director at Finnish Institute of Molecular Medicine (FIMM) at University of Helsinki.

 

Timo Soininen

Timo Soininen

Board member

Timo Soininen is the CEO and co-founder of rapidly growing gaming company, Small Giant Games. Timo is an experienced international digital growth executive and a startup activist with a strong concept building background.

Jukka Tapaninen

Jukka Tapaninen

Board member

Jukka Tapaninen is an experienced IT business executive currently working as the VP&Managing Director EMEA, APAC and Japan at Pegasystems Inc.  Jukka has a strong background in the IT industry (incl. SAP, HP) on managing companies and business units globally.