Experienced leader Kai Vuokko leads management team to new phase of business growth.
HELSINKI, FINLAND and PARIS, FRANCE – 9 June, 2020 – Exclusive Networks has hired industry veteran Kai Vuokko as its new General Manager for Finland and The Baltics. The appointment brings unique skills and business acumen to Exclusive Networks’ influence in local markets, as the company redoubles efforts to support partners and their end customers throughout the region with their post-COVID growth and transformation. The move coincides with the planned departure of outgoing GM, Ralf Karlsson, with continuity ensured by a transition period ending on July 1st.
“Kai is widely respected with an outstanding track record of achievement in the Finnish market and a wealth of experience that is perfect for the challenges and opportunities of the months and years ahead,” said Gerard Allison, SVP EMEA, Exclusive Networks. “And while this appointment marks an exciting new chapter in the success story that is Exclusive Networks Finland, I would like to thank Ralf Karlsson for building such strong foundations over the last decade as he turns his attention to new challenges.”
Kai Vuokko has 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, starting out as a software developer at Nokia before graduating to a succession of sales leadership roles at the likes of Cygate and Santa Monica Networks, where he spent 12 years as its Managing Director. His most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer at Line Carrier Oy, the telecoms service provider.
“We are privileged to have Kai on board. He has an excellent reputation and relationships both within the Finnish and Baltics IT channels and across the international vendor community,” said Kris Van den Bergh, Director of Northern Europe at Exclusive Networks. “His considerable success growing large, sustainable businesses in Finland makes him uniquely qualified to continue our growth trajectory and take us to the next level.”