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.
Berndt Karsten holds a Master`s of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology, 1968. With more than thirty years of experience in strategic management consulting, Berndt Karsten is a highly sought advisor to board members and senior executive of international public and private corporations. He has contributed to many successful business cases in matters concerning corporate and business strategy, management and leadership, restructuring and integration processes, and entrepreneurial coaching.
He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Sirius Consulting Oy. He has also held executive and vice-president positions in various international consulting companies, including A.T. Kearney and Indevo.
Mika Salonen`s career is 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. At the moment Mr. Salonen is holding a position of Of Counsel at Borenius.
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.