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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Business Bio 
Growing up in post-war western Finland, I was fascinated by the gleaming new industrial machinery dotting the rural farmland. It promised a new tomorrow that the whole country seemed to be rushing towards, my humble and oft-moving family included. The constants in my life, then as now, were a love for tennis, birds—and math. 
Numbers opened much broader horizons. They revealed truths hidden behind all manner of fallacy. No matter how seemingly impenetrable a problem was, clear numbers let me grasp the  situation and advance the right solution.
My penchant for math led to a passion for problem solving that significantly influenced my time at Nokia, including 14 years as CEO. Nokia was essentially my university for the advancement of innovation. I pushed a concerted effort to multiply R&D efforts in business units, while growing the Nokia Research Center into a communications technology powerhouse. Developing a world class patent portfolio was pivotal, especially after Nokia lost a major patent battle against then-key-competitor, Motorola.
My commitment to innovation has continued following my departure from Nokia. I served nine years as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, an innovation leader with a solid patent portfolio in the oil and gas industry, which is known for strengths other than innovation.
Today, my main interest lies with my Executive Chairman role with Xinova. Connecting large-scale industrial problems to a community of problem solvers is deeply gratifying. I also hold Board commitments and investments in numerous industrial companies and tech start-ups, respectively. 
Once I’ve devoted appropriate attention to our eight grandchildren–a terrific source of joy– I still remain a keen ornithologist and avid tennis player.

Our Team

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

Jason Huemer

Chief Operating Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Sridhar Divakaruni

Vice President of Business Development

Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation & Commercialization Development Director

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President of Xinova Japan

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Paul Levins


Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Mai Huong Tran


Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

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We are always seeking new problems to solve, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs to help us solve them. Let’s work together to create the future.

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Our Worldwide Locations


PO Box #30873
Seattle, WA 98113


Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna