Appointments at Tesi

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Matias Kaila (35), M. Sc. Econ, has been appointed Director for Fund Investments at Tesi as of August 2017. He will be a member of the Management Team and report to CEO Jan Sasse.

Matias Kaila joins Tesi from Danske Bank, where he has been responsible for leveraged finance in Finland. Prior to that, he has worked at Eläke-Tapiola (Elo), responsible for private equity investments and corporate finance.

“Matias Kaila has broad experience and a strong track record in private equity and corporate finance. His background complements Tesi’s professional and skilled fund investment team very well”, says Jan Sasse. 

“Private equity is an extremely interesting sector, and it has a significant impact on economic growth. Tesi, on the other hand, offers a great opportunity to continue developing the industry in many ways”, says Matias Kaila.

Jussi Hattula (48), M .Sc. (Tech), has been appointed Director for Growth Capital and Industrial Investments at Tesi as of 1 August 2017. He will be a member of the Management Team and report to CEO Jan Sasse.   

Jussi Hattula has a strong background in venture capital and private equity. He has worked at Tesi for nine years in various roles. Before that he worked for many years at Sonera and Eqvitec.

“Jussi’s strengths lie within strategic thinking and an analytical approach. He knows the private equity industry from venture capital to industrial investments and his versatile expertise is also a valuable component in Tesi’s Management Team”, says Jan Sasse.

For further information, please contact:

Jan Sasse, CEO,, +358 40 861 9151


Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing in them directly and via funds. Tesi always invests together with other investors, providing them with access to high quality deal flow in Finland. Our investments under management total 1 billion euros and we have altogether 723 companies in portfolio.