Risto Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation. He joined the Nokia Board in 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in May 2012. Under his tenure, Nokia has successfully transformed from a mobile phone manufacturer to a leading communication technology company. Mr Siilasmaa is the founder of F‐Secure Corporation, a Finnish cybersecurity company and served as the President and CEO of the company between 1988‐2006. Since then he has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr Siilasmaa is a Board member of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and Futurice Corporation. He is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) and The Global Tech Panel – launched by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini bringing together leaders from the tech industry, the world of investment, and civil society. He is also a member of the Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board at Tsinghua University, a member of the International Advisory Board at IESE Business School, University of Navarra and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei University School of Business (YSB).
Mr Siilasmaa has received several awards including Nordic Chairman of the year 2009, the Most Influential IT Leader 2007, The Leader of the Decade 2003 and Innovation Luminary Award 2015 granted by EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group.
Mr Siilasmaa holds a Master of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology and he was awarded Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Aalto University schools of technology in 2018 and by L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in 2019.