The Q Power executive team has recently been reinforced by two new members. Sami Lakio began work as Director of Sales in February, while Heikki Koponen started as Director of Communications and Public Relations in March.
Sami Lakio has strong experience in various B2B sales positions in Finland and internationally. In his previous position, Lakio was in charge of the Secure Power business of Schneider Electric in Finland and the Baltic region. His responsibilities included sales and business development.
At Q Power Lakio is charge of the commercialization of solutions as well as sales and customer relationship management. “A satisfied customer is the foundation of doing business, and on the other hand, concretely working towards environmentally sustainable solutions has always been important to me. In my current position, I have the opportunity to combine both of these important dimensions”, Lakio comments excitedly.
Heikki Koponen has most recently been active in higher education management and policy. In his previous position, Koponen acted as COO of FITech, a consortium of Finnish universities of technology, responsible for a 20 million euro project portfolio. Koponen also has a strong expertise in advocacy work, having held the position of president at the National union of university students in Finland (SYL), and he has in recent years engaged deeply in the topics of climate change and energy technologies.
Koponen is in charge of the internal and external communications of Q Power as well as public affairs. “I’m happy to join the experienced team at Q Power in efforts to build a sustainable business. My position is challenging and quite broad, and I’m sure I’ll be able to fully utilize my experience in advocacy as well as my passionate relationship towards mitigating the ongoing environmental crisis.”
The current configuration of the Q Power executive team enables swift and strong growth and development of the company. “I warmly welcome both Sami and Heikki to Q Power to strengthen out oraganization with their high-level expertise. I’m very happy that professionals like Sami and Heikki are joining us to expedite our growth and to produce concrete solutions for climate change mitigation for our customers”, CEO Eero Paunonen comments with satisfaction.
The Q Power executive team currently consists of the following members:
Eero Paunonen, CEO
Anni Alitalo, R&D
Heikki Koponen, Communications and Public Relations
Sami Lakio, Sales
Marko Niskanen, Technology
Heikki Koponen, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
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