Board of Directors 2017-10-01T17:22:27+00:00


Prof. Ari-Pekka Hameri, PhD
Ari-Pekka is full professor in operations management at the University of Lausanne.
During the past 20 years he has performed over 50 supply chain audits in various industries, which include electronics, textiles, food and beverage, metal industry, watch, medical instrument and some service sectors. He has also studied workflows and document processes related to new product development and project management.
Ari-Pekka has published over 60 articles in international journals on production, project and supply chain management, and on industrial IT. He has also been involved with 3 start-ups, acquired venture capital and has been acting as a board member of several companies.
Erkki S. Heilakka, MSc
Erkki studied Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, Finland and specialized in general computer science and computer graphics. He has worked at Telecom Finland (TeliaSonera), a nordic telecommunication operator, and Datex-Ohmeda (GE Healthcare), a global leader in anesthesia, respiratory, and monitoring equipment. Later, Erkki has worked in various technology startup companies, including iobox and CRF Health. He is a board member or observer in numerous nordic and international startups. Erkki has extensive experience in the software and technology development and management, with an ability to utilize new technologies for developing novel applications and products. He has been named as an inventor in various patents and patent applications.
Alberto de Min, PhD, MBA
Alberto started his career in academic research with team-leading roles at CERN and professorship positions at the University of Padua, Politecnico di Milano and EPF Lausanne. In finance he worked for Index Ventures, Strategic Investment Advisors and Lombard Odier Investment Managers. Prior to Preon, he co-founded APM Technologies and SpinX-Technologies.
Alberto holds a MSc Degree in Physics with honors from the University of Milano, a PhD in Nuclear and Sub-Nuclear Physics from the University of Milano and a MBA in Management and Corporate Finance with honors from HEC Lausanne. Today he seats in the board of several technology startups and is member of the Swiss Venture Kick Jury.