Professional history and Board experience
Tommi Rasila has served in over 40 positions in a variety of companies and organizations in different roles on the boards as well as on both sides of the table: In addition to his actual board work, he is an active board developer and trainer. In his view, there is no one right way for the board to work, but it will continue to evolve and meet the challenges the company faces.
Tommi Rasila founded his first company at age 17. Since then, he has founded, led and owned several companies, such as Nokia’s Brewery Ltd (formerly Pirkanmaa New Brewery – PUP Ltd.) Jetico Ltd and Sample Rate Systems Ltd., which was at the time sold to the world’s second largest electronics contract manufacturer Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) between the second venture capital round.
Rasila also has experience in business and industry lobbying work in management positions, having been in a upper management position within the Chambers of Commerce organization between 2004-14, first as President and CEO of the Tampere Chamber of Commerce President, and later Executive Vice President of the Central Chamber of Commerce. He played a key role in the development of the Approved Member of the Board, ie HHJ –training program and is one of the authors of the books used in the course.
Currently, Rasila works in his own companies and does board work pro bono. In addition, he holds a variety of positions of trust. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering MSc and PhD.
Active roles in Boardman
- Member of the Development Forum “Decision-Making & Management in a Digital World
- Member of the Board Assessments Development Group 2021
- Start-ups and companies in change
- Digitalization, new tehcnologies and new business models
- Productization and processes
- Communal influence
- Information security