KAI ÖISTÄMÖ joined InterDigital’s Board of Directors in November 2014. Since September 2016, Mr. Öistämö has been an Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm; he initially joined Siris Capital as an advisor in October 2015. Mr. Öistämö contributes more than two decades of wireless industry experience at Nokia, including nine years on the Nokia leadership team. At Nokia, Mr. Öistämö led corporate strategy and business development as Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer from 2010 until his departure in 2014, with responsibility for strategic partnerships and alliances. Previous roles during his 23-year tenure at Nokia included positions as Executive Vice President leading both the Devices and Mobile Phones businesses.
Mr. Öistämö serves on the Boards of two Finnish public companies: Sanoma Corporation and Digia Plc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the privately owned companies Oikian Solutions, Fastems Oy and Helvar Oy, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mavenir Systems, Inc. and acts as a Board advisor for Robit.
Mr. Öistämö holds a doctorate degree in technology and a master’s degree in engineering from Tampere University of Technology in Finland.