Pasi Hurri, President and Chief Executive Officer

Since establishing BaseN Corporation in 2001, Pasi Hurri has been holding the position of Chief Executive Officer. He is also the largest shareholder of the company. Mr. Hurri is also a visiting lecturer and expert speaker, e.g. at IEEE and several universities.

Prior to founding BaseN, Mr. Hurri spent more than a decade in senior technology management positions. He presided the engineering effort of the KPNQwest Eurorings network, then the largest pan-European carrier transporting more than 50% of the Internet traffic. Mr. Hurri also was the Chairman of FICIX, the Finnish Commercial Internet Exchange, and a Member of the Board of Directors at Academica Oy, now part of Equinix. Within Ahlstrom Corporation Mr. Hurri managed the creation of a global IP network in the early 90`s.

With his strategic thinking inherited from the Finnish Air Force, Mr. Hurri has always emphasized the importance of deep situational awareness, according to Clausewitz principles.

Erik Bunn, Chief Technology Officer


Erik Bunn is one of the founders of BaseN and has planned, designed, and implemented the distributed computing core system. He began his career at Nokia in the position of ICT systems engineer after graduating from Helsinki University of Technology with a MSc in Applied Physics. He has also worked as a researcher at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) and as a Software Developer at Java development company Regex before joining BaseN.

Kaj J. Niemi, Chief Engineer, Senior Vice President Engineering

Mr. Niemi is a co-founder of BaseN. As the Chief Engineer at BaseN, he has 18+ years experience in working with IP, Internet, Service Provider and enterprise networks. Mr. Niemi has a far reaching ability to conceptualize, design, create and operate an increasingly distributed, global server and network architecture. He holds a MBA from Hanken School of Economics.

Corina Maiwald, Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Corina Maiwald joined BaseN in 2010. Prior to that, Corina held marketing and business development positions in Finland, the US and Australia. She has a special interest in service design and its role in the emerging Internet of Things. She applies design thinking and emphasises customer-centricity in her work. Before BaseN, Corina's last position was with Ernst & Young, supporting the company's German Business Network.

Xiaohui Zhu, Chief Financial Officer

Ms Zhu joined BaseN in 2015. Prior to that she held various senior finance and operational positions at large multinational corporations such as IBM, ABB and Deloitte. Ms Zhu holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Shanghai International Studies University and is currently finishing her Master Degree in Accounting from Aalto University. With over a decade of experience she brings strategic leadership and financial acumen to BaseN's Corporate Management Team.

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