Chairman since 2012
A board professional and an angel investor. Markku made a long career at Andritz, a listed Austrian company, starting at Andritz Kone Wood Inc., Atlanta, GA in 1994 and finishing as a Member of the Executive Board of Andritz AG 2002-2006, serving also as President of Andritz Oy (Finland) since 1997. Prior to Andritz he worked ca. 20 years at Kone Corporation in various managerial positions, since 1986 in the USA. Markku served in the Enfucell board in 2010-2011 and additionally he serves in the boards of FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy, Viafin Oy, Mesera Oy and Facilitator Oy.
Member since 2011
Mr. Markku Kaloniemi, M. Sc. (Econ.), is a fund manager of Fim Forte, Fim Mondo and Fim Fenno investment funds at FIM Asset Management Ltd. Markku has been in the banking industry since 1987 and is also a private investor. In addition to Enfucell, he is a board member of FIM Group Ltd. and Vivago Ltd.
Member since 2012
As a Swiss resident since 1989 Jouni Heinonen has made a long career in global technology business, leading the following companies as CEO: Plumettaz SA 2008-2011, Gurit Holding AG 2005-2007 and Nextrom Holding SA, a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation 1999-2005. Both Gurit and Nextrom are listed in the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX. Prior to Nextrom he worked in various management positions in Nokia Group since 1986. Jouni holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Xia-Chang Zhang is the father of Enfucell’s SoftBattery and the company’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer since its beginning 2002.
In 1990 he left China for Finland to pursue the doctor degree at the Helsinki University of Technology, and he’s been living in Finland ever since. He has vast experience in bioprocess monitoring and control, biological fuel cell and thin flexible battery technology from the international research work he led in the last two decades. Parallel to his strong technological background, he has been involved in business and financial activities in other small companies. In March 2007 Dr. Zhang was nominated one of the ten most influential Chinese by a major Chinese media consortium led by Phoenix TV.
Xia-Chang Zhang is a Doctor of Technology from The Helsinki University of Technology and holds also a Master’s degree in biotechnology from the East China University of Science and Technology in 1987. In 2007 he was nominated Honorary Professor of the East China University of Science and Technology.
Ms. Talo was appointed Sales Director of Enfucell on January 1, 2013 and she is responsible in all sales and customers globally.
Anja has served Enfucell since February 2006 in various managerial, customer support and engineering capacities and since October 2011 she worked as Project Director being responsible for FP7 projects Ropas and Flexibility.
Prior to joining Enfucell Anja was a research scientist for more than 15 years at Helsinki University of Technology (today known as Aalto University, School of Science and Technology).
Anja holds Lic.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
Business Controller & Administrative Manager
Ms. Norris joined the Enfucell team in November 2011 with more than 20 years of experience in financial and senior management positions.
Arja holds a diploma in Business Administration from the Institute of Marketing and a diploma in Leadership from Leadership Academy.
Eero Suomalainen joined Enfucell in February 2012 and has been working as a project manager contributing to various development projects. From January 1, 2013 he is responsible for all projects, including EU-funded PF7-projects Ropas and Flexibility. His duties also cover environmental issues at Enfucell.
Previously Eero worked at Nokia Corporation and Nokia Siemens Networks in various specialist and project management roles for 15 years.
Eero holds a M. Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. Since 1985 he’s been working on batteries and he completed his Master’s degree by designing a patented electronic voltage converter.