Johan Helsingius

Johan Helsingius is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the founder of EUnet Finland, the first major commercial ISP in Finland. He was also one of the founders of the first pan-European ISP, EUnet International, and the CTO of the network operator KPNQwest. He is one of the founders of the Finnish UNIX Users Group (FUUG) as well as a former board member of EUUG/EurOpen. He serves in the GNSO Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

He was named "Pioneer of The Electronic Frontier" by the EFF in 1997. Helsingius is especially interested in the opportunities of applying technology to enhance business activities - one of the main aspects of the BaseN offering.

Mika Salonen


Mika Salonen's career has been long and successful. As a lawyer by profession, he has been serving as a partner at Borenius, one of the largest law firms in Finland, from 1997 to 2015. In succession, Mr. Salonen was holding the position of Counsel at Borenius up until the end of 2016. Since January 2017, Mr. Salonen is founder & partner at Salonen & Co, Attorneys Ltd.


Mika has worked with mergers and acquisitions and has acted as an adviser and administrator in major corporate restructurings and bankruptcies. Mr. Salonen has also served as a member of a board of directors in various companies.

Ralf Wahlsten

Ralf is a General Partner at the venture capital firm OpenOcean and holds board memberships at MariaDB, Rapidminer and Nordic Telecom. Before the fate brought him together with the rest of the Finns to build OpenOcean, he had been an active angel investor, as well as a key advisor to the MySQL founders.


With a Management Consulting background, Ralf has broad experience in areas like Corporate and Business Strategy Development, Business process reengineering and Marketing Strategy from top consulting firms like AT Kearney, Booz-Allen and Indevo. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).

Markus Inborr

Markus Inborr is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Soldino Oy. He has been developing and selling cloud based solutions for document and project management since 2009. He has also been involved in various private investments with Soldino Oy.


Previously Markus has also gained production and R&D experience as an engineer in several postitions in paper and paint industries. He holds a Master of Science (Technology) degree from Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).

Jarmo Lindberg

Jarmo Lindberg, a fighter pilot and a General in Reserve of the Finnish Defense Forces, has joined BaseN’s Board of Directors in September 2019.

Before being appointed by the President of Finland to the position as Chief of Defense, Jarmo held numerous key command posts throughout his career. General Lindberg has closely followed the cutting edge of technology for decades, gaining a very accurate understanding of where the digital transformation is heading to. With many years of military experience, he is a great asset to BaseN’s Board of Directors especially due to his strong interest in international cooperation and his geopolitical awareness.

Aside of being thoroughly versed in the way technology is transforming the world, Jarmo has been awarded with several honors such as the Military merit medal, the Cross of Liberty, an honorary doctorate of the University of Turku and he further is a Knight by the Order of the White Rose of Finland.


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