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Milrem Robotics announced Taavi Kotka, Michael McElhenney and Harry Ollinen as new members of the company’s supervisory board: “In the end of last year new members were appointed to the supervisory board of the European technology provider Milrem Robotics complementing the company with knowhow from their respective fields of expertise.”

Taavi Kotka is the first Chief Information Officer for the Government of Estonia and former CEO of Webmedia (now Nortal), a multinational strategic change and technology company headquartered in Tallinn.

Michael McElhenney is the current managing director of Houlihan Lokey, an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company.

Harry Ollinen served as the Vice President of Marketing in Patria from 2006-2011 and worked the next 7 years as a Sales Director in BAE Systems. Currently he is the managing director of Harry Ollinen Consulting AB.

The other two members of Milrem Robotics’ supervisory board are Toomas Bergmann, entrepreneur and co-founder of several IT companies including Navirec and Ninja Solutions and General (ret.) Riho Terras, former Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces who is serving as the chairman of the supervisory board.

“I’m delighted Michael, Harry and Taavi accepted the challenge of becoming our new supervisory board members bringing expertise from the financial, defence land systems and IT sectors,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO and majority shareholder of Milrem Robotics. “All of our supervisory board members will have an active role in guiding the company in the right direction to enhance our technology, drive sales and assure financial stability.”

Dorothee Frank