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 TelecityGroup. 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 OfficerErik 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 EngineeringMr. 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 is currently pursuing a MBA at Hanken School of Economics.
Corina Maiwald, Chief Marketing Officer and Secretary to the Management Team
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.
Anders Viden, Vice President, Product Management
Anders Viden, VP of Product Management at BaseN, has far-reaching expertise in IoT and cloud-based M2M offerings, including such areas as Smart Energy, eHealth, Smart Building, Connected Car, Smart City, and industrial Internet management solutions. He joined BaseN after more than 10 years at Cisco Systems as Director of Product Management with extensive experience in network management systems, OSS/BSS, and emerging Smart Grid solutions. Anders Viden has contributed significantly with leadership and solutions incubation to TM Forum`s Internet of Things and Open Digital standards and best practices programs.
Jukka Paananen, Senior Vice President, Sales
Prior to joining BaseN Jukka Paananen has worked as Director of Business Development for HiQ Softplan Oy. In addition to his previous work, he has served in several executive positions in international sales and business development in Europe.
Julia Khvostova, Financial Controller
Ms. Julia Khvostova joined BaseN in 2016. She is responsible for the financial management of BaseN and its subsidiaries globally. Julia also manages the financial strategy and the internal control of the company, maintaining the high level of scalability and reliability for which BaseN is known. Prior to joining BaseN, she held key positions in Russia and Finland. Julia is also a certified musical teacher and enjoys playing the piano outside of working hours.
Monica Bouchibane, Technical Product Manager
Ms. Monica Bouchibane began her IP networking career in 1983 at Ericsson Telecom in Stockholm, where she developed the Swedish part of the internet and other data communications. Later joining Ericsson Data Services Sweden after which she moved to the Netherlands Product Management and Operations. In 1997 she joined EUnet International based in Amsterdam, where she ran backbone operations for the EUnet Group. After the EUnet group was bought by Qwest which later formed a joint venture with KPN. In KPNQwest she worked as Vice President of Network Architecture. She joined BaseN in late 2002 and has worked as Chief Operating Officer since mid 2004.
Sonja Schubert, Communications Officer and Secretary to the Management Team
Prior to joining BaseN Ms. Sonja Schubert held positions in marketing and communication in Finland, France and Germany. Sonja has a 10+ years background in the ICT sector gathered through her pervious positions at Nokia and F-Secure.