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Vesa Helkkula

Curriculum Vitae

Vesa Helkkula M.Sc.(Eng.), MBA



Twenty years experience as President and CEO of public and private ICT companies with international operations in the fields of telecommunications and traffic telematics. Vice President and Strategy management positions at Nokia. Founder of two innovative growth companies.



Employment History


CEO (1995-1998 ja 2004-), Founder and Chairman (1999-2004) of Aplicom
Aplicom is a European pioneer and a leading developer and manufacturer of vehicle telematics devices as well as m2m(machine-to-machine) units. Customers are European and global telematics service providers and equipment manufacturers. Originally a spin-off company from Nokia´s Mobile Data unit through MBO in 1995.

President and CEO at Tecnomen Corporation (1999-2004)
Reorganising and turning Tecnomen back to profitable growth in 1999. Managing Tecnomen IPO. Demerge/merge process of its holding company Kyro and new Tecnomen . Board member at Tecnomen , Airsoft Ltd. in Ireland (owned by Kyro) and in Tecnomen subsidiaries in Ireland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Spain, Malaysia and Finland. www.tecnothree.com

Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning, Kyro Corp. (1998- March 1999)
(Biggest owner of Tecnomen then). Managing acquisition of Airsoft Ltd.

Managing Director, Computec Oy (1990-1994) and VP of Alcom Group
Manufacturer of radio modems, mobile data terminals and remote control systems. During the period net sales grew over 200 %.

Nokia Mobile Phones, Vice President Corporate Planning and a member of the Management Board (1989-1990).
Responsibilities on NMP`s smaller business units, strategic planning process, new business development as well as acquisitions and divestments.

Manager, Corporate planning Nokia Head Office 1987-1988
Various strategic projects prepared for the Nokia top executives, Coordinating annual strategic planning processes.

Nokia Engineering: Project engineer, EDP manager (1983 – 1986)
Electrification and telecommunications export projects group at Nokia. Working periods in Iraq and other target countries.

Board memberships at


Aplicom (1995-)
Founder and Board member of the company since 1995. Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2004.

Finnish Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation for ICT

Co-operative Traffic program (2009-)

Helpten Oy, Founder and Chairman of the Board (2007-)
First chairman and founder of an innovative telematics service provider company. Helpten was the first company selected to the New Innovative Growth company financing by Finnish Innovation Fund Tekes gaining 1 M € funding. Helpten net sales grew in 2010 and 2011 annually over 200 %.

ITS Finland (2011-)
Networking organisation of Intelligent Transport Systems

Teknoware Oy (2005-2012)
A leading manufactures and developer of bus and train lighting systems as well as safety lighting systems for buildings.

Remion Oy (2006-), Chairman of the Board (2014 – )
M2M gateway software provider for machinery industry.

Kauniainen Music Institute




M.Sc. (Eng.) Helsinki University of Technology, Industrial Management, Technical Physics 1983,

MBA Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration/ University of South Carolina, USA 1986

Born 27.01.1959
3 sons
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, and German


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