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Interim chief executive officer

Rami Raulas

Rami has been a member of the company’s Executive Management Team since 2021 as Head of the EMEA Region and has been with the company since 2016.

Rami is a seasoned sales leader with a background of international leadership positions in sales and business management, marketing, and product management in global companies.

He has developed and led regional and global sales teams for successful sales growth, and customer satisfaction, and loyalty. He is experienced in go-to-market strategy, implementation, and channel partner management.

He has worked in senior management positions in major companies including Ahlstrom, Aspocomp, ICL, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, and Nokia.

He holds a Master of Science degree in strategic marketing, business economics, and computer science from the Helsinki School of Economics (currently Aalto University).

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Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kommonen

Michael is a seasoned finance leader with a background in financial management, controlling, and analyst roles in several global companies.

He has worked in various roles in major companies, including AbbVie, Novo Nordisk, Oriola, and Schindler.

He holds a Master of Science degree in economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

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Chief Technology Officer

Miikka Sainio

Miikka Sainio has been with SSH since 2016 when he joined as the Head of UX to consolidate and improve the SSH product user experience. Later on, he moved to work as the principal architect and product owner for SSH PrivX Privileged Access Management solution.

As a solutions architect, Miikka has worked with building and coordinating large, international software and service development teams in launching massive consumer products. 

Miikka has a 25-year history of developing software and services in companies ranging from small startups to Nokia.

Product usability and user happiness are close to Miikka’s heart, and he has found that the most enticing and positively disruptive product opportunities stem from the intersections of established real-world operational models and the opportunities made possible by digitalization.

Regions and Business Units

Three newly established regional units supervise all aspects of market demand and growth, including customer-facing functions, account management, partners and professional services, support, and pre-sales activities.

Business units focus on offering, development, and product management of SSH's market-leading solutions: PrivX Zero Trust Suite, Secure Collaboration, and NQX.

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VP, APAC Region

Heikki Koivuaho

Heikki Koivuaho serves as the Vice President of APAC at SSH Communications Security Plc.

With extensive experience, Heikki previously held roles such as VP of Sales for APAC South at Spirent Communications Plc, focusing on revenue growth and market share expansion.

Before that, he spent 14 years at Anite Plc, where he held senior positions in sales, marketing, business development, and general management, playing a pivotal role in establishing the company as a leading wireless Test & Measurement vendor in the APAC region. 

He holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of Oulu and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Finnish Business Council of Singapore.

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VP, AMER Region

Sean McAllister

Sean is a motivated and accomplished industry professional with 10+ years of experience across sales, project management, software & cybersecurity.

He joined SSH in 2020, as a Sales Director, where he led new business and strategic accounts in the US, bringing in over $6M from over a dozen Fortune 100 companies. He worked closely with key internal teams including Presales, Professional Services, General Counsel, Product Management, and the CEO.

He has a B.A. in Business and an MBA with a concentration in Finance.

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VP, EMEA REGION

David Wishart 

With over 20 years of industry experience, David has held senior IT architecture and security roles in global banks in London, New York, and Sydney. Before joining SSH, David worked with SSH at Deutsche Bank to resolve security audit points related to unauthorized SSH access.

David joined SSH in 2016 as Solution Engineering Manager and now he leads the global partner program and professional services team as the VP Global Partners and Professional Services.

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VP BU Network Security, NQX

Kai Lummi

Kai is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in product management within the network security and telecom industries. Currently serving as the Vice President at SSH Communications Security, Kai leads the network security Business line.

Before joining SSH Communications Security, Kai served as a Senior Product Manager at Forcepoint LLC, where he oversaw the lifecycle of NGFW and data security appliances. 

His career journey also includes significant tenures at Intel Corporation, Tellabs, and Nokia, where he held roles as a Product Manager and Senior Product Manager, respectively.  

With over two decades of experience in product management, Kai has established himself as a strategic leader with a track record of driving product innovation and delivering value to customers.

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VP BU Secure Collaboration

Patrik Forsbacka

Patrik has broad experience with national and international companies, holding various sales and leadership positions in Finland and Norway.

In more than 15 years in the field of sales & marketing, he has gained experience in opening new markets, strengthening the leading market position, and creating new business opportunities. Experience includes working in companies like Twoday (former Visma Consulting), Unified Messaging Systems (Everbridge), Faun Pharma, and SSBL Salibandy Oy.

He is driven by customer satisfaction and market success and enjoys in highly competitive environment.

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VP BU PrivX Zero Trust Suite

Lehti Samuli

Lehti Samuli is an experienced software engineer focused on development and product success requirements to meet the market.

He has worked in various roles in the software industry building products from scratch to market.

Samuli has a diverse knowledge of the requirements and dynamics of successful software products.  Samuli has worked in different sizes of companies from startups to large corporations. e.g. Nokia, Fathammer, Acrodea, Cabforce, Cartravler Software engineer (AMK).

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VP OT SECURITY

Massimo Nardone

Massimo Nardone serves as the Vice President of Operational Technology (OT) Security at SSH Communications Security Plc.

He collected more than 28 years of working experience in the IT/OT/IoT cybersecurity environments in multiple cybersecurity leadership positions like CISO, Lead Architect, OT/IoT/IIoT Global Security Competence Leader, etc. helping many clients to understand their IT/OT/IoT/IIoT cybersecurity risks/impacts and how to mitigate them by developing and leading security programs.

He has a deep understanding and practical knowledge of security standards and frameworks like ISO2700 series, NIST series, IEC 62443, IEC 61508, ANSSI, COBIT, PCI Dss, CIS controls, HIPAA, etc. as well as security regulations and directives like GDPR, DORA, NIS2, etc.

Massimo has been part of boards and forums like ISACA Finland Chapter Board, ISF, Nordic CISO Forum, Android Global Forum, etc.

He is very innovative and owns four International Patents.

He decided to join SSH because he would like to help and contribute to developing SSH cybersecurity solutions in the Operational Technology (OT) environment.