“As we continue to scale Thinfilm globally, it is critical to establish a leadership team with proven industry expertise and a commitment to service excellence,” said Dr. Davor Sutija, Thinfilm’s CEO. “Kai’s sales experience in a hyper-growth environment at market-leading companies will play a fundamental role in our success as we look to bring on partners and customers who share our vision for the Internet of Everything.”
Leppänen joined Thinfilm in August 2013 as VP of sales and business development in Europe. He has since driven strong international growth for the company by securing several important production orders and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Thinfilm, he spent eight years at Opera Software ASA in various sales leadership roles, most recently as SVP of global tier-1 accounts. During his time at Opera, Leppänen successfully executed numerous strategic deals that cemented Opera’s growth and global leadership in the Internet browser market.
Leppänen has also worked at Symbian, 12snap Mobile Advertising, Anthropics Technology, and GP Bullhound in London, UK, driving business growth.