Finnish startup campus Maria 01 has a new boss this week as Sarita Runeberg takes over the reins from outgoing CEO Ville Simola. Simola announced his departure from the Helsinki-based hub in August after four years at the helm.
Runeberg brings with her experience of ‘fostering innovation, driving growth and leading teams to success’ from previous roles at Smartly.io, a SaaS digital advertising platform and Reaktor, a global technology company designing and building digital products and services.
“I am honoured to join the Maria 01 team and committed to leading this exceptional company and community towards a bright future. Maria 01 has an exciting history of innovation and a one-of-a-kind sense of belongingness, and I am excited to work with the talented team and ecosystem to build upon this foundation,” says Runeberg.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sarita as our new CEO. Sarita’s extensive experience and vision align perfectly with the mission and direction we envision for Maria 01. We are confident that this appointment will pave the way for continued growth and innovation," says Jarmo Hyökyvaara, Chair of the Maria 01 Board.
Lead image: Sarita Runeberg, CEO Maria 01. Photo: Uncredited.