BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Timo Sipi

Chairman of the Board, Partner at LMR Attorneys Ltd.
Timo holds an LL.M and is a partner at LMR Attorneys Ltd. He has worked with many large corporations for over 15 years and has experience in technology, media and telecommunication, contracts and M&A fields. Timo practices primarily in the areas of IP and technology, commercial contracts, sourcing and procurement, and corporate management advisory. He has been listed by IAM amongst the world’s leading 250 patent and technology transfer licensing practitioners. Timo practises mainly in the areas of IP and technology, commercial contracts, sourcing and procurement, and corporate management advisory. He has been listed by IAM among the world’s leading 250 patent and technology transfer licensing practitioners.

Mika Sulin

Board Member, Secretary General Finnish Olympic Commitee
For over 25 years, Mika has held various positions in the sports industry. Among his recent accomplishments, he was nominated as General Secretary for the 2012 and 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Finland. Mika has also held board membership positions at Lippupiste, Ltd, Vierumäki Sports Institute, The Finnish Ice Hockey Federation, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Europe and Jokerit HC. Before embarking on a career in sports management, Mika played in the Finnish SM-liiga. During the 90s, he led Nike Nordic’s Central and Eastern European operations, and later acted as the managing director of the Hartwell Arena. As an independent sports marketing consultant, Mika is well known for his strong hockey background, solid business acumen and large network of contacts in both the sports and business worlds.

Keith Bonnici

Board Member, Investment Manager at Veraventure Ltd.
Keith is an investment manager at Veraventure Ltd, the leading early stage venture capital (VC) and public funding organization for research, development and innovation in Finland. At Veraventure Keith manages a portfolio comprised mainly of IT companies and is responsible for the Vigo accelerator program. Prior to his current position, Keith spent seven years at Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation where he managed the Verso program (total budget: 120 million EUR) from 2006-2009. During 2000-2002, Keith worked as an IT sector director at the investment bank, D. Carnegie Helsinki. In 1994 he set up the startup, Bonsoft Ltd, which offered ISP-, mobile- and e-commerce services and solutions to SMEs in Finland until the year 2000.

Heikki Aura

Board Member, Company representative
Heikki has been involved with game publishing/development and business strategy throughout his career. Prior to working at Uplause Heikki held a director position at the Nokia. As co-founder of Uplause and its head of sales & marketing, Heikki plays a key role in all of Uplause’s sales, marketing and business development activities. His biggest sports-related passions are football, ice hockey and basketball. He also enjoys playing golf in his free time.