Jarkko Elo appointed as Funidata Ltd’s Chief Commercial Officer

Jarkko Elo appointed as Funidata Ltd’s Chief Commercial Officer

Funidata’s Board of Directors has appointed Jarkko Elo as a member of the company’s Management Team and as Chier Commercial Officer.

Funidata's Board of Directors has appointed Master of Arts Jarkko Elo as a member of the company's Management Team and as Chief Commercial Officer as of 1 August 2024. As Chief Commercial Officer, Elo is responsible for Funidata's sales and new customer acquisition. Currently, Elo is responsible for AWS's largest Nordic university and research accounts and sales as part of the Nordic Public Sector team. Prior to his current position, Elo has worked in sales positions at educational technology companies itsLearning and Blackboard, among others, and as Head of Educational Technology at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

"I am very proud and excited to start as Chief Commercial Officer at Funidata. It is a privilege to join a company dedicated to building smart and sustainable digital services for higher education institutions. I look forward to working with the Funidata team and higher education institutions to better meet the challenges of their digital transformation," says Jarkko Elo about his new position.

According to CEO Mikko Myllys, the appointment of Elo to the position of Chief Commercial Officer is a response to the key focus area of Funidata's new strategy: "Funidata's new strategy is based on the assumption that our Student Information System Sisu will be actively sold to new customers in Finland and possibly also in Europe in the future, in line with the policy of the owner universities. Thanks to his experience and extensive ecosystem networks, Jarkko is the best possible person for this position. I warmly welcome Jarkko to our team and look forward to our cooperation."

Funidata Ltd is a company owned by seven Finnish higher education institutions and the Government of the Åland Islands, which builds smart and sustainable digital services for the changing needs of learners and higher education institutions. Funidata aims to promote effortless learning and education for future learners. Funidata's main product is the Student Information System Sisu.

More info:
Mikko Myllys, CEO, Funidata Ltd (tel. +358 50 414 3283)

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