Juuso Blomster

CEO, Ph.D. MD Cardiologist

Dr. Juuso Blomster holds a Specialist in Cardiology degree and is an Adjunct Professor in Cardiology at the University of Turku, Finland.

Dr. Blomster has held a several international positions in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2011—2013 he worked at the George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney, Australia, and in 2013—2017 he was Director Physician at AstraZeneca R&D, Sweden. He was also Head Physician, Medical Assessments, and Chief Innovation Officer (Head Physician), Research Services, at Turku University Hospital, as well as Turku Region Development Manager of the SPARK business community. Dr. Blomster is a co-founder of Precordior and CEO since 2018.

Board of Directors

Henri Klimscheffskij

Chairman of the Board

Henri Klimscheffskij is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. While his main focus has been on the service industry, Mr. Klimscheffskij has also been involved in several technology startups and growth companies. Within the health & wellness app sector, he is also involved in another company providing a mobile app based service for sports training.

Mr. Klimscheffskij is one of the original angel investors in Precordior.

Silja Bjondahl

Board Member

Silja Bjondahl is an expert in the finance and insurance sector. She is the Head of Corporate Finance at Elo, the largest pension insurance company in Finland managing assets in the total value of 23 billion USD. She is also an angel investor and has been involved in several startups and growth companies.

Mrs. Bjondahl is one of the original angel investors in Precordior.

Leena Niemistö

Board Member, Ph.D. MD Physiatrics

Dr. Leena Niemistö holds a Specialist in Physiotherapy degree from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Dr. Niemistö she was the CEO and main owner of Helsinki-based medical center Dextra until 2012, after which she was Vice-CEO of Pihlajalinna and CEO of Dextra up to 2016. She has served as a Board member in several major Finnish corporations, including teleoperator Elisa, retailer Stockmann, Pihlajalinna and health food producer Raisio Group. In 2017 Talouselämä magazine rated Dr. Niemistö as the second most influential woman in Finnish business life.

Pertti Salolainen

Board Member

Pertti Salolainen holds an M.Sc. from Helsinki School of Economics in 1969.

Mr. Salolainen served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Trade and Industry in 1987—1991, as and Foreign Trade Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in 1991—1995. He was also Finland's Ambassador to London in 1996—2004. In 1998 London City granted Mr. Salolainen the Honorary Freemen of the City of London status. In 2017 Queen Elizabeth II awarded Salolainen as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Mikko Pänkäälä

Chief Scientific Officer, Board Member, Ph.D.

Dr. Mikko Pänkäälä has extensive expertise in biosignal processing and he is focusing on medical applications of health technology. He has had a key role in the development methods and algorithms for accelerometer and gyroscope based detection of cardiac disorders including atrial fibrillation, heart failure and coronary artery disease. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed publications regarding cardiac measurements, apparatus and algorithms. Dr. Pänkäälä is Chief Scientific Officer at Precordior and one of its co-founders.

Our professional team

Today Precordior has a total of 18 employees and we are growing to 20 by the end of 2020. Our versatile team strikes a balance between technology experts, scientists, medical professionals, quality management and business people. Whether seeking a new medical application, a new business area, or a new target market, we have the competence to get there!

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