Partner, Chairman of the board
Pentti Bruun has a vast experience in Corporate Finance and Restructuring. He has been working in management teams and as a board member and a chairman in several technology companies. He has also acted as a Private Equity Investor and Investment Banker. Mr. Bruun was also employed in the Confederation of Finnish Industries for 7 years as an Industrial Policy Officer, where he worked in close cooperation with different state ministries. His special area of expertise is Company Strategies, Mergers and acquisitions and Financing.
Partner, Board member
Pasi Haikola has 19 years international experience in Sourcing Management for Automotive, Telecom and Mechanics Industries. He is one of the founding partners of L7 Drive, and before forming the company Mr Haikola has been working in several managerial positions up to Vice President and a management team level. His previous employees include companies like Nokia, VTI Technologies, Elcoteq and Sandvik to name a few. He has a very strong background in International Business and extensive business and personal network especially in Asia and Eastern Europe.
Juri Karpenko has 15+ years of thorough experience in international business, especially in building up relationships between CIS/Russia and western markets. Presently he’s focused on developing technology intensive high-added-value projects with global outreach in Electric Vehicles & Mobility, Chemistry, Engineering & Construction, Food Science, Big Data and Robotics.
COO, Founding Partner
Mika Koskimies has background in Media Industry and Communications, both Production and the Technology field. Last 9 years he has been working exclusively in Electric Vehicle Technology companies as a member of the management team. He has worked and lived in several countries in Europe and Asia, and has extensive knowledge on management of creative processes in different cultural environments. His broad knowledge base has been essential in creating Business Concepts for the company.
CTO, Founding Partner
Daniel Salonen has been widely regarded as one of the leading experts of electric vehicle technology in Finland. His expertise is based on strong instinct and deep understanding of technology and hands on experience in building electric vehicles. Mr. Salonen has won several prizes in technology competitions in national and European level. He is the inventor of the L7 Drive Power-train technology and is committed to developing it into leading product of the industry.
Mika Laakso has a broad experience on Production Management in Electronics industry. He has been in management teams of big Electronics and Automation companies, and has extensive knowledge of business environment in Baltic countries. Before his business career Mr. Laakso has served as a Commanding Officer of Communications and Guard Squadron of UN Forces in Lebanon. His area of expertise is Production Technology and Strategies.
Simo Heikkinen has 22 years professional experience in International Business as a member of the management team and he has been working in several listed companies. Mr. Heikkinen’s background is in Heavy Mechanical, Marine and Energy industries, and he has a broad experience in New Business Concept and Strategy Creation as well as Global Partnerships and Personnel Management. He has been previously employed by companies such as Wärtsilä, Metso, MW Power and ABB in Finland, the Netherlands and the UK.