16.05.2023 | Featured News

Mikko Pilkama appointed new CEO of Evitec, with Ilkka Starck joining the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Evitec has appointed Mikko Pilkama, MSc (Econ), as the new CEO of the Evitec Group (Evitec). Pilkama will take on his new role 1 June.

Prior to joining Evitec, Mikko was the CEO of Finnish publicly listed Heeros Oyj, and before that he has held several senior executive positions in the fintech industry, such as Basware, CGI and Nets. He has a proven record of driving growth and innovation, and the Board of Directors is confident in his ability to lead Evitec to continued success.

— I am excited and honoured to join a leading Nordic fintech champion to provide core products and services to both banks and insurers. It’s a great combination of mission-critical products, deep international competence, committed owners, and robust financials, states Mikko Pilkama.

Ilkka Starck transitions to the position of being a member of the board of Evitec after a successful tenure of 13 years as the CEO of the company. Ilkka joined in 2010 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company and will now explore new opportunities to utilise his skills and expertise.

— I want to thank Evitec’s management team, personnel, board, and majority shareholders Volpi Capital for their support during the past years and look forward to continuing as a member of the Board, says Ilkka Starck. A potential change of CEO has been part of our long-term planning and the business is thus well prepared for this.

Evitec’s Chairman of the Board, Niklas Midby, thanks him for his contributions as CEO and welcomes him to the Board. Under Ilkka’s leadership we have achieved remarkable milestones, including good profitability and several successful add-on acquisitions. Mikko brings with him a wealth of additional international and products/SaaS business experience, skills and expertise that will undoubtedly benefit the company in the next phase.

Mikko Pilkama will assume responsibility as CEO starting June 1st, 2023.

About Evitec

Evitec provides system solutions and consulting services to the financial industry. It also offers analytics and information management services across multiple industries. Founded in 1992, Evitec has offices in Espoo, Tampere, Pori, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Tallinn, and Stockholm. The number of employees is 350 and the annual turnover 37 M€ in 2022.

Together with its management, Evitec is owned by Volpi Capital – a specialist, Northern European lower middle-market investment firm, focused on B2B tech-enabled sectors. Volpi Capital is experienced in international expansion and buy-and-build, driving sustainable and profitable growth.

For more information, please contact:

Evitec, Head of Communications, Harri Inkinen, tel. +358 9 681 731