CEO and management team

Introduction of the CEO and management team

Sami Asikainen

Born 1971, Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Finnish citizen

VMP’s CEO (2019–)

Work experience

Smile Henkilöstöpalvelut Oyj, CEO (2014-2019)
Wulff Oy Ab, CEO (2011-2014)
Oy Hartwall Ab (1998-2011)


Hannu Nyman

Born 1969, M.Sc.(Tech), M.Sc.(Econ.)
Finnish citizen
VMP’s CFO (2019-)

Work experience

Efecte Plc, CFO (2017-2019)
Affecto Plc, Senior Vice President M&A, IR, (2004-2015)
Conventum Corporate Finance Oy, Associate Director (2002-2004)
Conventum Securities Oy, Head of Research (1999-2002)
TAI Research Centre, Project Manager (1996-1999)
TAI Research Centre, Researcher (1993-1995)


Jani Suominen

Born 1967, M.Sc., eMBA

Finnish citizen

VMP’s Director of Entrepreneur Services (2019–)

Work experience

Varamiespalvelu Group, Deputy CEO (2013–)
Suomen Varamiespalvelu Oy, Deputy CEO (2010–2013)
Suomen Varamiespalvelu Oy, Director of quality (2009–2010)
Suomen Varamiespalvelu Oy, PR Director (2005–2009)
Suomen Varamiespalvelu Oy, Communications Director (2001–2005)
Staffservice Finland Oy, Contact manager (2000–2001)


Aki Peiju

Born 1977, BBA
Finnish citizen

VMP`s CDO (2019-)

Work experience

Administer Group, CTO & CIO (2018-2019)
Enfo Oyj, Head of Application and Technology (2016-2018)
3gamma, Head of Sales and Business Development (2015-2016)
Pyroll Group, CIO (2014-2015)
Euroclear, Head of Product Acceptance (2013-2014)
Smartum Group, CIO (2009-2013)


Tomi Laaksola

Born 1982, Baccalaureate of Sc. (Econ.)
Finnish citizen

VMP’s Director of Staffing Services (2019–)

Work experience

Jobio Corp., Business Director, founding member (2006-2018)
9ine Consulting Oy, entrepreneur (2010-)

Board memberships

Oy Sailer Researc & Development Ltd, 2017-
Pilvilampi Software Oy, 2016-
Oy Jobinvest Ltd, 2012-

Laura Santasalo

s 1962, B.Sc. (Econ.)

Finnish citizen

VMP’s, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Development Services  (2019-)

Work Experience:

Corporate Spirit Oy Ltd,  Managing Director, Spirit Designer (2016-)
Talent Vectia Oy, Head of Customer Experience and Sales (2015-2016)
Promenade Research Oy, Managing Director (2010-2015)
Hunting Minds Oy, Managing Director, partner (2006-2010)
Oy Silja Ab, Vice President, Concept Development (2004-2006)
Radiolinja Oy, Vice President, Personal Communications Business (1999-2004)
Tecnomen Plc, Director, Business Development and Marketing (1997-1999)
Telecom Finland Oy, Export Director (1990-1997)

Hanna Lehto

Born 1984, M.A.
Finnish citizen

VMP´s CCO, CMO (2019-)

Work experience

Smile Henkilöstöpalvelut Oyj, CCO & CMO (2018-)
Smile Henkilöstöpalvelut Oyj, (2017-)
Tampereen Ritarihuone Oy, Project Manager (2016)
Tekonivelsairaala Coxa Oy, Planner (2010-2016)

Duties of the CEO

The Board of Directors nominates VMP’s CEO. The CEO is responsible for managing the Company’s day-to-day operations in accordance with the Limited Liability Companies Act and the authorizations and guidelines issued by the Board of Directors. The CEO informs the Board on the development of VMP’s strategy, business operations and financial situation. In addition, the CEO is responsible for ensuring that the Company’s accounting complies with applicable laws and that its financial administration has been organized in a responsible manner.

The tasks of the CEO include preparing and handling matters discussed by the Board of Directors, developing VMP’s operations together with the Board in line with the strategic targets approved by the Board, and appropriately executing the Board’s decisions. In addition, the CEO oversees the responsible organization of VMP’s day-to-day management, internal control and risk management functions. The CEO is furthermore responsible for ensuring that VMP is compliant with applicable legislation and regulations. The CEO acts as the Chairperson in VMP’s Management Team meetings.

VMP’s Board of Directors nominates the CEO and decides on the salary and remuneration paid to the CEO, short- and long-term incentive targets and other conditions of the CEO’s service contract. The conditions of the CEO’ employment relationship are defined in a written CEO service contract approved by the Board. The CEO is appointed until further notice. The Board has the right to dismiss the CEO. The CEO cannot be elected as Chairperson of the Board.

Duties of the Management Team

The Board of Directors appoints the members of VMP’s Management Team by the proposal of the CEO. The Management Team assists the CEO in guiding and developing business operations and coordinates management of the Group.

The most important matters discussed in the Management Team are the Group’s strategy and annual planning, financial and sales planning and monitoring, combinations of business operations, acquisitions and other business-related investments. The members of the Management Team have extensive authority to act within their own areas of responsibility, and it is their responsibility is to develop VMP’s business operations based on targets set by the Board and the CEO and in accordance with the strategy approved by the Board.

The Management Team meets regularly once per month or as necessary. The CEO acts as the Chairperson of the Management Team. The Management Team is not a decision-making body, but the matters handled and recommended by it are discussed within VMP’s Board of Directors or implemented with the CEO’s authorization. The task of the members of the Management Team is to implement decisions within their own areas of responsibility. The CEO appoints the Management Team’s secretary.