Board of Directors

Rabbe Slätis

Member of the Board since 2001, Chairman of the Board since April 7, 2017

  • M.Sc. (Chemistry). Additonal education at Columbia University and Harvard Business School
  • Currently CEO of the company Tenboron Ltd. where he is one of the founders
  • His previous positions in Finnish biotech includes serving as CEO at Karyon-CTT Ltd. and CEO at Ipsat Therapies Ltd. Before joining the biotech industry, he held Country president positions with Novartis Finland Oy and Novartis Sweden Participations AB. Prior to the merger of Sandoz AG and Ciba-Geigy AG he held executive positions in marketing and sales with Sandoz Oy, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in the UK
  • Several honorary positions in pharmaceutical journals and societies

Chitra Bharucha

Member of the Board since April 8, 2016

  • MBE, FRCPath, FRSA
  • Consultant clinical haematologist at Belfast City Hospital and was deputy director of the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service 1981-2000
  • Positions in BBC Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland member of the Independent Television Commission 1996-2003
  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs for the Food Standards Agency in 2002, Lay Member of the Review Body for Judicial Complaints in 2006
  • Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust 2006-2010

Erkki Pekkarinen

Member of the Board since 2002

  • MBA
  • Currently CEO and Board member in a biopharmaceutical company
  • A variety of managerial positions in investment activities and financial administration, incl. Director of Finance at the Local Government Pensions Institution. He has also worked in municipal finances and funding. In addition, he has worked extensively consulting, for example as a restructuring consultant
  • Has served as member and as Chairman in several Boards

Eero Rautalahti

Member of the Board since January 26, 2017

  • LL.M, Solicitor (England and Wales), a member of the Finnish Bar
  • Currently consultant partner with McCarthy Denning Ltd. in London
  • He has practiced law in London since 1995
  • He has been a UK Partner in major US law firms; specialising in international equity capital markets as well as private and public mergers and acquisitions
  • He has advised on numerous IPOs (initial public offerings) on several different markets, including primary listings abroad and early-stage IPOs

Anne-Maria Salonius

  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki.
    Currently Head of Finland Division at the Bank of Åland. Member of the Executive Team since 2010
  • Responsible for Bank of Åland´s operations in Finland including Private Banking wealth planning solutions and retail banking solutions to affluent clients
  • Worked earlier as the Chairman of the Board at the bank´s subsidiary Ålandsbanken Asset Management Ab
  • Experience from many years in the financial sector leading to a deep understanding of how the business works, business strategies and private banking providing wealth management solutions for HNWI clients. Has versatile understanding gained through own personal efforts on how to connect sustainability to be a significant part of business