Our ValuesPassionReliabilityLoyaltyNo nonsense
Our management team
Pasi HurriPresident 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 Equinix. 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 BunnChief Technology Officer
Kaj J. NiemiChief Engineer, Senior Vice President Engineering
Corina MaiwaldChief Marketing Officer
Xiaohui ZhuChief Financial Officer
Dr. Annakaisa PohjolaGeneral Counsel
Our board of directors
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.
Ralf is a General Partner at the venture capital firm OpenOcean and holds board memberships at MariaDB, Rapidminer and Nordic Telecom. Before the fate brought him together with the rest of the Finns to build OpenOcean, he had been an active angel investor, as well as a key advisor to the MySQL founders.
With a Management Consulting background, Ralf has broad experience in areas like Corporate and Business Strategy Development, Business process reengineering and Marketing Strategy from top consulting firms like AT Kearney, Booz-Allen and Indevo. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).
Markus Inborr is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Soldino Oy. He has been developing and selling cloud based solutions for document and project management since 2009. He has also been involved in various private investments with Soldino Oy.
Previously Markus has also gained production and R&D experience as an engineer in several postitions in paper and paint industries. He holds a Master of Science (Technology) degree from Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).