Timur Kärki, Chairman of the Board, Gofore Plc

With a long-held admiration for entrepreneurs and a desire to drive change, Timur Kärki, together with three friends, founded Gofore in 2001, when the world was on the cusp of a digital revolution. Their mission was clear: to transform businesses by integrating new technologies, such as AI and data analytics, into their working practices. Gofore now offers a range of services to clients, varying from a digital advisory service to implementing cybersecurity and data management projects.

Timur became CEO of the company in 2010, when Gofore had around 25 employees. During his nine years as CEO, the company has been on an enviable growth curve. Today, Gofore employs almost 600 people across Finland, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Estonia.