Management Committee

Elisa Polystar

Our international executive team is composed of outstanding leaders that collectively offer decades of industry experience, unrivalled expertise and a deep understanding of our customers’ needs. The team provides the oversight and vision that ensures Elisa Polystar delivers excellence to its customers, success to our business and a thriving culture for our employees.

Anssi Okkonen

Chief Executive Officer

Anssi Okkonen became CEO of Elisa Polystar in late 2020, having joined the board following the company’s acquisition by Elisa in 2019. He has extensive experience in the industry, gained from operators, contact center software business and new business development. Prior to joining Elisa Polystar, Anssi held the position of Vice President of Business Development for Elisa’s Corporate customer business.

Thomas Nilsson

Executive Vice President Assurance & CTO

Thomas Nilsson has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. During his time in Elisa Polystar, he has held a number of management positions within the company, including Head of Product Management. As the EVP Assurance & CTO Thomas is responsible for the assurance products and technology strategy.

Kirsi Valtari

Executive Vice President Automation & CMO

Kirsi Valtari is EVP of automation and CMO at Elisa Polystar. She has spent the majority of her career in the telecom industry, developing software-based businesses, telecom operations, and technologies. With a strong technology and operations background, Kirsi has succeeded with developing several new businesses. Today, Kirsi’s team is combining AI, network engineering and software to implement world-class telco software for mobile operators.

Katja Forss-Ormio

Chief Financial Officer

Katja Forss-Ormio is an experienced CFO, having held leadership positions within the ICT industry for more than 20 years. Her roles have covered finance, business planning, and operations in international companies. Prior to joining Elisa Polystar, Katja held roles in Microsoft, KPNQwest and EUnet, and most recently at Elisa as VP Finance and CFO for Elisa Videra, another Elisa group company.

Ali El Beyaly

Acting Head of Global Sales

Ali El Beyaly is acting Head of Worldwide Sales for Elisa Polystar. He joined the company in 2017, initially to lead sales in the SEMEA region. Ali has extensive leadership and hands-on experience, gained from more than 20 years’ in the OSS / BSS domain. He has held senior roles with Myriad, Arieso, Tektronix, among others. Ali began his professional life with Alcatel and Etisalat.

Jan Öhman

Chief Information Officer

Jan Öhman co-founded OSIX AB in 1998, and was the company CEO until early 2011. Having spent 3.5 years’ as COO and Deputy CEO at another fast-growing software company, Jan re-joined Elisa Polystar in September 2014. As the CIO, Jan has overall responsibility for Legal and IT issues, including information security, and is a member of the Management Committee.

Niclas Gramner

Executive Vice President Services

Niclas Gramner has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has held several senior management positions, such as Strategic Product Manager at a major Telecom Systems Manufacturer and 15+ years’ as Senior Management Consultant leading operational development and major strategic projects for Telecom Operators. Today, Niclas is EVP of Services, holding responsibility for the delivery and support of Elisa Polystar's products.

Niklas Berglind

Executive Vice President Development

Niklas Berglind has over 18 years’ of experience in the telecommunication industry. During his tenure, he has held several senior management positions, such as Product Manager and Senior Systems Manager. Today, Niklas is Executive Vice President of Development, holding responsibility for the development and maintenance of Elisa Polystar's products. 

Thomas Rowland

Vice President, Strategy and Business Processes

Thomas Rowland has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecom industry, having begun his carrier with Ericsson in 1993 as an engineer. He held a number of roles during two periods of tenure with Ericsson, both in Sweden and also in overseas locations. Thomas joined Elisa Polystar in 2007. Since then, he has occupied several positions, spanning Professional Services, Operations and Finance, before assuming his current role in 2020.

Eva Hols

Director Human Resources

Eva Hols is Head of HR for Elisa Polystar, a position she has held since 2016. She is an experienced HR executive, having spent more than 30 years in a wide range of international roles. Her experience spans multinationals, such as Reuters, Motorola, Bull and AC Nielsen, as well as specialist IT companies. Eva studied Human Resources and Labour Relations at Stockholm University, is qualified as an International NLP Master Trainer, as well as an International LAB Trainer, and is also a certified ICC Coach.