Teemu Salmi appointed new CEO of Nixu

Nixu’s Board of Directors has appointed Teemu Salmi as the new CEO of Finnish IT service management company, the Nixu Corporation.

Salmi is currently serving as CIO, Head of IT & Digitalisation and is a member of the Group Leadership Team at Stora Enso. Salmi will assume his new position at the latest on September 1, 2022.

Teemu Salmi has over twenty years of experience in senior and executive leadership positions in the IT, telecom and forestry industries. He worked for 17 years at Ericsson in various cloud and services businesses and IT leadership positions. He joined Stora Enso in 2017 and has, in addition to his CIO and Head of IT & Digitalisation role, served as Managing Director of an intelligent packaging growth company, owned by Stora Enso.

Teemu Salmi is a Swedish citizen and was given the CIO of the Year award in 2020 in Finland for his accomplishments.

“I am very pleased to welcome Teemu to Nixu. He has excellent leadership skills, broad international experience and deep understanding of digitalization, business transformation as well as services businesses. Those will be valuable assets to our company. We are now ready to focus on the next phase of our growth journey, and develop our international company to its full potential to keep the digital society running with cybersecurity services,” remarks Kimmo Rasila, Chair of the Board of Directors at Nixu.

“With the fast digitalization of society and ever-increasing cyber threats, there is a huge demand for a holistic and trusted cybersecurity partner. I look forward to joining Nixu and strengthening its position in the international cybersecurity market in close collaboration with our employees, clients and partners,” says Teemu Salmi.

Nixu’s Board of Directors has appointed Valtteri Peltomäki, Business Area Lead Client Experience and a member of Nixu Corporate Leadership team, as Interim CEO starting from March 1, 2022, until Teemu Salmi will assume his position. Current CEO Petri Kairinen will, until his earlier communicated departure from Nixu, continue supporting Valtteri Peltomäki in his new role.