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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

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Rahul Das

Vice President

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

BK Lee

President Korea

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Chal Davidson

Director

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Brian Yen

Consultant

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

John Kim

IT Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Connect with Xinova

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.

Our Worldwide Locations

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080

Korea

Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna