The Board of Directors elects the Chief Executive Officer of the company. The Chief Executive Officer manages and develops the company’s business operations and is in charge of operational management under the instructions issued by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer presents and reports to the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer is in charge of operational management under the Limited Liability Companies Act and instructions issued by the Board of Directors, ensuring that the company’s accounting practices comply with the law and that financial matters are handled in a reliable manner.
The Executive Board supports the Chief Executive Officer, for example, in the preparation of strategy, operational principles and general company matters.
The Executive Board includes Members of the Board of Directors Markus Mäki, Chief Executive Officer Tero Virtala, Creative Director Sami Järvi and Chief Financial Officer Terhi Kauppi.
Tero Virtala, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer since 2016
Tero Virtala holds a master’s degree in engineering and has acted as the Chief Executive Officer since August 2016. He has extensive and comprehensive experience in the game industry and management of game companies. During 1999–2002, Virtala held the position of Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in corporate strategy and change management in the IT, telecom and media industry. During 2002–2015, Virtala served as the Chief Executive Officer of RedLynx Ltd. Until 2011, RedLynx operated independently, growing into a successful company comprising of several game teams. RedLynx was acquired by the international gaming giant Ubisoft (EPA: UBI) in 2011. During 2011–2015, Virtala served as the Managing Director of RedLynx, participating in Ubisoft’s international development projects simultaneously. Subsequently, Virtala served as an independent business and management consultant for a year prior to taking on the duties of Remedy’s Chief Executive Officer.
Markus Mäki, Chairman of the Board of Directors
On the Board of Directors since 1995
Markus Mäki is one of the founders of Remedy, the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1998 and one of the pioneers of the Finnish game industry with experience of over 20 years. He has participated in every Remedy game project, mainly in production and technology management roles. The entrepreneurial Mäki has also participated in, for example, the founding of Futuremark Ltd, where he was in charge several client projects with international technology companies, including Intel, Nvidia and AMD. Mäki was a member of the Board of Directors at Futuremark for 15 years. Mäki obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English at the Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology (currently Metropolia).
Sami Järvi, Creative Director
Creative Director since 1996
Sami Järvi, Remedy’s Creative Director, is one of the most internationally respected creative forces and writers in the gaming industry. Järvi has been with Remedy since the first game published in 1996. He has been part of the creation of all of Remedy’s game brands (incl. Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break) and has a key role in the definition of Remedy’s creative DNA and storytelling brand.
Terhi Kauppi, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer since 2018