Kai Öistämö

Chief Operating Officer

KAI O. ÖISTÄMÖ is InterDigital’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the company’s operational efforts and overseeing all company activities that intersect with customers, including licensing, business development, products, and partnerships, as well as the company’s research and development activities.

Mr. Öistämö assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in October 2018, after serving on the company’s Board of Directors for four years (from November 2014).  Prior to his transition to the company’s executive team, Mr. Öistämö was an Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm, which he initially joined in October 2015.  Mr. Öistämö gained recognition globally as one of the leading mobile industry executives worldwide over the course of more than two decades at Nokia, including nine years on the Nokia leadership team.  At Nokia, he 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 Executive Vice President leading both the Devices and Mobile Phones businesses. 

Mr. Öistämö serves on the Board of Finnish public company Sanoma Corporation, and is Chairman of the Board of privately owned companies Fastems Oy and Helvar Oy.

Mr. Öistämö holds a doctorate degree in technology and a master’s degree in engineering from Tampere University of Technology in Finland.