Ilkka has broad experience in IT and Financial Services sectors and has worked in many challenging roles during his 20+ year career. After his graduation he co-founded a successful software company Gui Systems Oy, whose products are still today market leaders in their segments in Finland. During the recession times in the 90’s he worked as a corporate analyst in a government rescue team focusing on financial restructuring of distressed SME companies.
In 1995 Ilkka joined in a management consulting company Tieto Innovation, which was part of Tieto Corporation. He had engagements with many leading domestic and international customers and led many multi-disciplined teams. His competence and practice focus was IT and Strategy.
Between 2001- 2006 Ilkka was in charge of Electronic Channels in OP Bank Group. OP Bank has been one of the pioneers in eBanking and was the second in the world to launch www-based Internet Banking service in May 1995. During his time Internet Banking customer base doubled and reach 1,5 million and he led successfully one of the largest development programs in the Bank’s history.
In 2006 Ilkka rejoined TietoEnator and became a member of TietoEnator’s Extended Management Team. During the last 10 years Ilkka has had many roles in Tieto in areas of Strategy, Offering Development, Marketing, Corporate Planning and M&A and has lead and contributed to many of Tieto’s change and transformation programs. Currently Ilkka is working is responsible for Tieto’s global payments business.