Vesa Tykkyläinen to succeed Esa Tihilä as new CEO of Basware

26 September 2016


Basware, the leading provider of networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services, announces that Esa Tihilä has stepped down as CEO and will be succeeded by Vesa Tykkyläinen, who will commence in his new position on September 26, 2016.

Vesa Tykkyläinen was previously Senior Vice President of the Network business area and a member of the Executive Team at Basware, having joined the company in January 2016. Prior to joining Basware, Vesa Tykkyläinen was Vice President of the Liquid Core Business Line at Nokia Networks and he has over 25 years of leadership experience in the technology industry.

“Vesa brings extensive experience of managing large teams in the global technology industry across international roles comprising business management, product development and sales and marketing positions. While leading the Basware Network business area he has proved effective at executing Basware’s strategy and is a skilled team builder. Therefore I believe that Vesa is the right person to lead the company forward as Basware transitions from strategy development into its implementation phase”, states Basware’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Hannu Vaajoensuu.

“Basware is the global leader in networked purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions and services, with enormous further growth potential. I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the company and its experienced and capable management team as it goes into the next phase of strategy execution”, adds Vesa Tykkyläinen.

Basware 's Board of Directors and Esa Tihilä have jointly agreed that he will step down from his position of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect and will retire from the company.

“Under Esa’s leadership, Basware has developed from a software company into a cloud services provider with huge growth opportunities. On behalf of the whole Board, I warmly thank Esa for his committed work and contribution to the company and wish him all the best for the future”, says Hannu Vaajoensuu.

For more information, please contact:

Investor enquiries:
Ben Selby, Head of Investor Relations, Basware Corporation
Tel. +358 50 305 8077,

Media enquiries:
Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen, Communications Director, Basware Corporation
Tel. +358 50 557 3822,

About Basware:
Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers. Find out more at

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