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Aalto alumni network board 2020-2021

Aalto alumni network board represents alumni and brings forward the alumni's views on the university’s development.
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Kuva Hagros Kaj
Kaj Hagros

Chairman of the Aalto alumni network board

Kaj Hagros, M.Sc. in engineering from Aalto University, is a managing partner at corporate venture capital company Redstone. Previously he has been the CEO and co-founder of startup accelerator Pivot5, the CEO of the Nasdaq Helsinki-traded Tecnotree Corporation and the COO of FOX Mobile. Hagros is the chairman of the board at Inderes, Heltti, Hibox and Prodeko Ventures and a board member of Aalto University Executive Education.


Members of the board

Kuva Antola Tuula
Tuula Antola

Tuula Antola, M.Sc. in engineering (1994) from Aalto University and EMBA (2019) from AaltoEE, is a director at Omnia. Prior this she has gained her experience e.g. as Director of Economic Development at the City of Espoo, Headhunter (Heidrick&Struggles and Amrop International), Marketing and Sales Director at the market research company Corporate Image, and co-founder of three startups (Kaipaus Finland, Powerkiss, InnoSpa). She is Chairman of the board of Espoo Marketing, Board Member of Helsinki Business Hub, and Advisory Group Member of Aalto Sustainability Hub.

Kuva Haas Isabella
Isabella Haas

Isabella Haas is an Alumni of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture with an MA in Design Leadership. Managing Director at EDEL City Ltd and founder of Finland's first upcycling design center - DOME Upcycling. Project manager at the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre for the "Shops2Hubs"-EU-project. Fore more than 5 years Haas has been acting as a work life and entrepreneurship mentor especially for women with migrant background in Finland.

Kuva HIirsalmi Ilkka
Ilkka Hiirsalmi

Ilkka Hiirsalmi, M.Sc. in engineering from Aalto University, is the CMO at Pesmel Ltd. Previously he has been the CEO of RollResearch International Ltd. and acted as senior vice president, marketing at Valmet Corporation. Active in alumni affiliated organizations, Hiirsalmi has served as long standing chair of PTK Guild of Aalto Alumni and member of the board of TTER Fund. He is currently member of the Council of KAUTE, the Science Foundation for Technology and Economics.

Kuva Salminen Mikko J
Mikko J. Salminen

Mikko J. Salminen, M.Sc. in engineering from Aalto University is a leading innovation consult at Spinverse, a board member of Kauniainen City and a deputy member of TEK. He has held several startup positions, Chief Strategy Officer at Nokia Networks, Vice President of a business unit at Vaisala and Chief Technology Officer at Elisa. Salminen has been involved in the Alumni Club of the Electric Club since the 1980s.

Kuva Vikkula Kaisa
Kaisa Vikkula

Kaisa Vikkula, M.Sc. and Dr. (Economics) from Aalto University, is working as a consultant and board professional. Previously she has worked in finance, as a business director and Executive Board member of Partek and Finnair, Managing Director of Nasdaq-Helsinki traded Soprano and as a co-founder and CEO of She is a member of Alumni Advisory Board of Aalto School of Business and has previously served as chairman of KY, the student union of the business school. 

Markus Nuotto
Markus Nuotto

Markus Nuotto (M.Sc. (Tech) from Aalto University) has been a member of the Alumni Board since 2021. He is currently the VP of Sales Operations at Aiven. He has worked in the industry for more than ten years, mainly focusing on technology startups, e.g., in 2011-2014 at drawElements Oy, which became part of Google in 2014. Markus has been an active member of the Finnish startup community since 2009. He is one of the founders of Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (Aaltoes) and Startup Sauna and has been a board member of the Startup Foundation.

Kuva Ylimutka Antti
Antti Ylimutka

Antti Ylimutka, member 2020 is a BSc in Marketing from Aalto University and currently the Director of Product and shareholder at Umbra Software. Previously he worked as VP Marketing at Beddit in the world of digital health & sleep (acquired by Apple). Having been a part of Aalto Entrepreneurship Society and leading Startup Sauna during 2011-2013. He's also a co-founder of the Startup Foundation (Startup Säätiö).

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