Meet our

Board of Directors and Group Management

Board of Directors

3 Step IT Group Board members are experienced professionals with a diverse set of skills and knowledge.

Jarkko Veijalainen

Chairman of the Board

Jarkko is one of the founders of 3 Step IT and has been on the Board of Directors since it was founded in 1997. He was the CEO from 1997 to 2005 and then appointed Chairman. Prior to founding the company, Jarkko was a financial consultant with Sampo Finance (1989-1993) and country manager for DECLease (1993-1997). Ernst & Young named him Finnish Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.

Claes Paulsson

M.Sc (Business and Public Law)

A board member since 2004, Claes has a solid background in the Nordic finance industry. He has been the Business Area Manager and a member of the senior management team at Collector Finance & Law since 2004. His previous posts include CEO of TeliaFinance, Country Manager for Telia Denmark, and roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Aki Ojanen


Aki has been a member of the board since 2006. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions as well as in developing new businesses in emerging markets such as Russia, the Baltics, Central Europe and China. His expertise also covers the recycling industry. Aki has held senior roles and acted as COO and CEO in many major companies.

Richard Guilbert

Chartered Accountant (UK)

Richard has over 20 years of diversified experience in the international leasing industry. He has been a board member since 2007. His experience includes roles with several major leasing companies, including five years as Managing Director of Chase Leasing/Central Hispano Leasing in the UK. Previously Richard was European General Manager of Dell Financial Services and COO of CIT Europe.

Teuvo Salminen

M.Sc (Econ.), Authorised Public Accountant

Teuvo has been a member of the board since 2012. He has extensive experience in the internationalisation of services, and also financial administration. Between 1999 and 2009 Teuvo worked as Pöyry PLC’s Deputy President and CEO. His key positions of trust include Capman Oyj, Cargotec Oyj and Tieto Oyj, to name but a few.

Group management

The executive decision-makers at 3 Step IT are passionate and experienced professionals who want to see our customers’ businesses thrive.

Carmen Ene

Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Keijo Vikkula, M.Sc (Tech.)

Chief Operating Officer, COO

Jari Lemmilä

Chief Financial Officer, CFO

Jonas Rosqvist

Chief Remarketing Officer, CRO

Sari Leppänen

Chief Information Officer, CIO

Maija Soininen, M.Sc. (Soc) HR Director

HR Director

Nick Gallop, M.Sc. (Tech)

Vice President Group Marketing

Chris Stalley

Vice President Business Development


3 Step IT is mainly owned by its employees (11%) and founders (57%).

Institutional investors Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd and Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company own 32% of our shares.

  • Employees
  • Founders
  • Investors

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