who we are

Kasve is an agile and broad-minded company, which helps companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to grow and become international by offering its clients experts and professional expert services for projects related to product development, contract manufacturing, B2B marketing, business development and project funding. Our clients include Finnish and international companies as well as public actors that develop, manufacture and market pharmaceuticals and healthcare products.

Our solution

We are a link between the healthcare sector that provides flexible services in research&development, quality assurance and business development. We manage projects in the fields of pharma, medical devices, cosmetics and nutrition. Just to mention few.

Benefits

Kasve helps its clients to expand their business or start their international operations without being bound to permanent staff, while having access to an experienced expert exactly for the required period of time. Both small Finnish clients and large international clients benefit from the light cost structure, smaller risks as well as expertise in European and Asian legislation and industry, combined with  market-driven thinking and expertise on the distribution  channels.

what we are looking for

Kasve is a small giant, constantly looking for new business partners. With our exceptional level of experience, we aim to make Finnish products more efficient, more international and just plain better.

team profiles

JUKKA HOLAPPA
Founder, CEO, Salesman

Jukka is a hard-working PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, but his biggest passions are people and selling. As an innovative, brutally-honest dealmaker, Jukka knows how to juggle between the parties in order to make business deals happen. Jukka has been buying and selling pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food supplements, technologies and all kinds of pharmaceutical services, globally.

His dearest hobbies are subcultures and family – the combination of these two produces dozens of bad family photos every week. Although Jukka has lost his hair, his motto comes from Vidal Sassoon, “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

ELIAS HAAPAKORVA
COO, Partner

Elias is a molecular biologist with a strong background in pre-clinical contract research and development organizations. He knows bugs. He has wide CRO and CDMO networks and knows how they operate, so you can rest assured that you get the best partners for your development project and that the project will meet its goals on time. He keeps all the blocks in his hands to ensure that the outcome is both cost-efficient and of high quality.

In his spare time, Elias goes hiking, hunting, playing ice hockey or just relaxing at home, reading and listening to good music – rock’n’roll of course.

HANNA KUMPULAINEN
Founder

Hanna is Kasve’s efficient leader, equipped with good project management skills and a bad sense of humor. Hanna is a professional in Quality Management and Quality assurance systems and is at her best when managing challenging development projects, either in R&D or QA. Hanna has experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food supplements and cosmetic products, as well as the legislation covering these business areas.

Hanna’s personal life quality management system consists of finding a balance between work, family and sports.

RIITTA VARTIAINEN
Chairman of the board, Senior Business Development Advisor
Riitta is a biochemist by training and has had an extensive and impressive career in the international pharmaceutical  business. She built her preeminent worldwide connections while working in several positions in the pharma industry. Riitta is very result-oriented and she does her utmost in order to build business that matters.

Riitta's trademark is a cheerful laugh and sharp thinking. Riitta keeps her body moving by going to the gym and by walking her dog; she keeps her brains in shape by practicing to play the piano.

JUHO OKSMAN
Business Development Manager

Juho is a biochemist by training with a wide experience in pre-clinical drug discovery projects. As a CRO professional, Juho possesses an excellent combination of skills in both marketing and science. Juho has been working globally with some of the biggest pharma companies in the world as well as small biotechs, so he knows how to keep even complex projects under close control.

Juho spends most of his spare time with his family but when taking time off from the family, he is keen to practice sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking or the gym… or just taking it easy.

NINA VARTIAINEN
Project Manager

Nina has an academic and CRO background on neurosciences. With a biochemistry and molecular biology training together with pre-clinical drug discovery experience, she brings new spice to Kasve’s quality assurance team. Handling complex projects and multitasking are her middle name. As an average club golfer she knows that the recipe for excellent results is a carefully executed short game.

Nina’s spare time is devoted to her family and chauffeuring the kids to hobbies, but when possible, she sneaks out to go golfing or gym or just long walks accompanied with good music.

MIIA ESKELINEN-FINGERROOS
Office Manager

Miia is an exceptional social scientist who actually has a sense of what's going on. With a practical attitude and excellent sense of humor Miia is trying to figure out the true essence of Kasve. With a wide range of different dares in her pocket, Miia is devoted to keeping it simple and making things as easy as possible for everyone in the Kasve team. She makes things happen.

In her spare time she goes to the gym, travels with her family and tries to figure out what makes the world go around.

Contact information

Kasve Ltd

office(a)kasve.fi

Tel: +358 10 574 0844

www.kasve.fi/

Suokatu 36 A 32, 70110 Kuopio, FINLAND


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