HiQ appoints Janne Ahonen as the new Managing Director of Helsinki based HiQ Finland and the digital commerce specialist Lamia.
HiQ announces today that the tech-consultancy firm appoints Janne Ahonen as the new Managing Director of Helsinki based HiQ Finland and the digital commerce specialist Lamia, that was acquired in 2021. This marks the start of an integration between the two organizations that share many synergies, bringing an even stronger offer to the local market.
“I’m very happy to welcome Janne onboard and to the team! Janne’s impressive and extensive experience in the consulting industry, where he’s held multiple leading positions, will bring tremendous amounts of value to HiQ. Janne has many years of experience behind him from different management roles, a skill set that will be a great addition. Any company needs to have a sharp offer in place in this uncertain market. With Janne at the helm of HiQ Finland and Lamia, we will continue to build and develop our offering locally,” says Samuel Skott, CEO of HiQ.
Janne Ahonen has a MSc. degree in Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics and holds a long career within IT and Digital Business, with a stronghold in the Financial Services Sector. He most recently held a role as Country Manager Finland & Baltics at Atos, where he has been overseeing operations in Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. Before that, Janne held other leading positions, such as Partner EMEIA Financial Services at Ernst & Young and a distinguished 17-year career at Accenture.
“Having worked for many years in the IT consulting industry, it’s very exciting for me to become a part of HiQ. I’ve admired HiQ for many years and have always been impressed by the high level of innovation and creativity whilst keeping at the technical forefront. I’ve kept a close eye on the development of the group over the last couple of years. The company culture really stands out, something I’m looking forward to experiencing firsthand. I also look forward to contributing with my experience and expertise and, more importantly, to join the team at the beginning of 2023,” says Janne Ahonen.
Joining HiQ, Janne Ahonen will head up HiQ Finland and Lamia and drive the integration work to further leverage the strengths and synergies of the two organizations, continue sharpening the local offerings and lead the teams in creating value for new and existing clients. The Finnish region within the HiQ Group, that consists of HiQ Finland, Lamia and integration platform Frends, is a strong one with great employees, a solid company culture and a broad client base. Jukka Rautio has held the Managing Director role for HiQ Finland and Lamia interim for a few months and will now focus solely on being the Head of HiQ’s iPaaS business Frends, where the focus is to expand and scale up the business globally.
“I’m very excited to continue my journey with HiQ with a full focus on Frends. I will always cherish the Finnish organization and the group as we enter this new era for the Finnish region. We will continue to build the powerhouse Frends is growing into and capitalize on all the capabilities we have built up in recent years. Our focus and goals remain the same: we will continue to grow our client base globally, we have recently started investing heavily in APAC, for example. At the same time, we operate globally, growing our client base worldwide. And we will always work closely with HiQ Finland and Lamia as we create a sharper offer and strive to be an even more important player in Northern Europe,” says Jukka Rautio, Head of HiQ’s Frends.
Janne Ahonen starts his new role on January 1st, 2023.