BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The objective of the Board of Directors is to direct the company with the aim of achieving the best possible return on invested capital for shareholders in the long term .

Risto Siilasmaa

Chairman of the Board

Born 1966

Risto Siilasmaa is the founder of F-Secure and served as the President and CEO of the company until November 5, 2006. Since then he has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Risto Siilasmaa joined the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation in 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in May, 2012. In addition he served as an interim CEO of the company during 09/2013 – 04/2014. He is Chairman of the Board of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries as well as a board member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK). He is also a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) and the Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board at Tsinghua University.

Mr Siilasmaa has received several awards including Nordic Chairman of the year 2009, the Most Influential IT Leader 2007 and The Leader of the Decade 2003. Mr. Siilasmaa holds a Master of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Risto Siilasmaa is a major shareholder in F-Secure and thus not an independent member of the Board as stipulated in the Corporate Governance Code.

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Pertti Ervi

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Born 1957

Pertti Ervi is a management consultant and serves in board of directors in several companies. He has served on the Board of F-Secure since 2003 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr Ervi is a Chairman of the Boards of Efecte Oy and Comptel Corporation and the Vice Chairman of Ixonos Plc. He is also a member of the Board of Teleste Corporation. Mr Ervi co-founded Computer 2000 Finland Oy and served as a MD for the company until 1995. After that he worked as Co-President for Computer 2000 AG international headquarters in Munich, Germany. He has worked closely at international management level with major IT vendors such as Cisco, IBM, Intel, HP and Microsoft. Mr Ervi holds a B.Sc/Electronics degree from Tekniska Läroverket (Swedish Institute of Technology) in Helsinki. He has also completed several financial and management studies.

Pertti Ervi is an independent member of the Board.

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Jussi Arovaara

Member of the Board

Born 1966

Jussi Arovaara has served as a member of the Board of F-Secure since 2010. Mr. Arovaara is Vice President, Global Sales in Corel Corporation (UK) and has served in several international sales, marketing and business development positions in Corel Corporation in the UK, Canada and Finland since 1996, e.g. during 2005-2009 Senior Director, International Sales and Marketing Operations, Corel Corporation (UK), 2004-2005 Director, International Product Marketing, (UK) and 1999-2001 International Product Marketing Corel Corporation, Vice President, Sales Operations Corel Corporation (Canada). In his earlier career before 1996 he has worked in several sales and marketing positions in computer wholesale.

Jussi Arovaara is an independent member of the Board.

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Anu Nissinen

Member of the Board

Born 1963

Anu Nissinen has served as a member of the Board of F-Secure since 2010. She is the founding partner of Era Content Oy. Anu Nissinen has previously acted as the CEO of Sanoma Media and a Member of the Executive Management Group of Sanoma, President of Sanoma Entertainment Oy, President of SW Television Oy / Welho, Marketing Director of Helsinki Televisio Oy and Marketing Manager of Oy Sinebrychoff Ab. She is a Member of the Board at DNA Oy, Siili Solutions, Viestilehdet Oy and Kesko Corporation. Anu Nissinen holds M.Sc. degree (Econ.).

Anu Nissinen is an independent member of the Board.

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Matti Heikkonen

Member of the Board

Born 1976

Matti Heikkonen has served as a member of the Board of F-Secure since 2013. He is an associate and COO of Questback AS. Previously he has served as entrepreneur and CEO of Digium Oy, Head of Nokia-Cisco Systems global alliance, 2004-2007, entrepreneur of Triple Check Oy, 2002-2004, associate and business unit manager of Done Solutions Oyj, 2000-2002 and entrepreneur of Identia Oy, 1998-2000. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association and a board member in Mobile Wellness MWS Oy. Matti Heikkonen holds a M.Sc. degree (Engineering).

Matti Heikkonen is an independent member of the Board.

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Bruce Oreck

Member of the Board

Born 1953

Bruce Oreck has served as a member of the Board of F-Secure since April 2016. Currently Ambassador Oreck is an Executive in Residence at Aalto University in Helsinki focusing on business and entrepreneurship. Previously, he has served as the United States Ambassador to Finland from 2009 until 2015. During that time, he also served as the Chairman of the State Department's League of Green Embassies. Prior to his work at the State Department, Ambassador Oreck practiced law specializing in business and taxation and represented many of the top 100 companies in America. In addition, he served as the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for Oreck Corporation. Ambassador Oreck obtained his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Law (Taxation) from New York University. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of USGBC, the largest and most influential high performance building and urban redesign organization in the world.

Ambassador Oreck is an independent member of the Board.

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Janne Pirttilahti

Member of the Board

Born 1976

Janne Pirttilahti has served as a member of the Board of F-Secure since April 2016. Currently he is Director for new Cyber Security Services. He has worked with F‑Secure in various product management roles since 2005. He is founder of the F‑Secure Freedome Product and acted as Freedome Product Director until end of 2015. Before joining F‑Secure, he has served with Rommon Oy in 2003-2005 as Sales Manager (F‑Secure acquired Rommon 12/2005), Bonware Oy 2001-2003 as Product Manager, Axel Digital Group Oy 2000-2001 as Researcher and ICL Oy 1997-2000 in research and product development roles. He is founding partner and member of the board of Loopback Oy.

As a member of F-Secure personnel Janne Pirttilahti is not an independent member of the Board as stipulated in the Corporate Governance Code.

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