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Our people


With a dedicated staff of 32 we enjoy working on innovative and responsible financial solutions. Because trust and reliability are essential to our business, we make sure to keep the crucial skills internal.

What makes Voima a true force to be reckoned with is our blend of specialists, who have vital experience, skills and educational backgrounds in such fields as finance, IT, customer experience, digital design, security, ESG, legal, sales, translation, communication, business development and management.


Our CEO is Marko Viinikka, the founder of Voima. Before founding the company, he worked over 10 years in asset management and gained valuable skills in sales, financial markets, wealth management and regulations. Marko has also acted as an active investor on behalf of different groups of investors. These experiences provided him with a deep understanding of the financial world and made him able to cope with stressful and complicated situations.

Marko has effectively built Voima from scratch, and so he has witnessed the entire history of the company from its inception. Both from personal and corporate perspectives, Marko is eager to learn—be it through trial and error or otherwise. Above all, he strives for more wisdom and understanding in order to be a better manager, father, husband and citizen.

Marko is also the largest shareholder via his holding company Voima Capital Oy.

Board of Directors

Sami Alatalo is an experienced lawyer and executive with a practical and common-sense approach. He has comprehensive expertise from banking and finance, various corporate transactions and real estate development projects, transition phases and turnaround management projects both from a managerial and legal point of view. The law has been central to his career path, and he has held both corporate management and board positions in real estate, construction and metal industries. His board activity encompasses companies like Uutechnic Group, Westpro and Mergertum.

Sami Alatalo

Chairman of the Board

Tapani Järvinen has vast experience in leadership and board member positions in various Finnish and international industrial companies. He has acted as a member of the group executive committee at Outokumpu and was involved in the listing of Outotec to Nasdaq Helsinki. After that, he acted as the CEO and board member of Outotec. Tapani has also acted as the chairman of the board of directors at Talvivaara Mining Company and as a board member of Konecranes, Normet Group and many other companies. Having lived in various Latin American countries for over a decade, Tapani has also acted as the chairman of the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association for over 13 years. In 2017, he was nominated as the honorary chairman of the association.

Tapani Järvinen

Board Member

Risto Päivänsalo is a seasoned professional with wide experience from the financial services sector, focused especially on investment management and how to increase a company’s value. He has previously worked in product development and production tasks at Nokia Networks and as a portfolio manager at Evli Bank. Currently, he is the CEO of Resete, prior to which he was the founder and managing director of Dividend House.

Risto Päivänsalo

Board Member

Marko Viinikka is the founder and CEO of Voima. Prior to founding Voima, he had acted as an investment broker with a strong track record and as the CEO of Voima Capital, which he still is to this day. Marko is a vision- and strategy-focused leader, striving to create a sustainable bank that is based on sound money and that will last for generations to come.

Marko Viinikka

Board Member


Pentti Pikkarainen has made a long career in the public sector, serving as the Head of Department at the Bank of Finland and as the Director General of Financial Markets in the Finnish Finance Ministry.

Pentti Pikkarainen

Senior Adviser