We at MaaS believe it’s time for transport to move on and get smarter. As the world’s first ever mobility operator, we’re set to make the biggest change in transport since affordable cars came to market.
Our aim is to provide people an alternative to owning a car – an alternative that is not just equally good, but much better. By fulfilling people’s every travel need, complemented by attractive value added services, we are enabling a future of easy, efficient and sustainable mobility.
Board of Directors
Isadora VerderesiRead bio
has been all her professional life about digital and innovation, both in the context of large organizations and start-up. She took part to the early ages of e-commerce, launching one of the first on-line entertainment ticketing site in France and moved then to the public sector where she led a program aiming to help local authorities to take advantage of the digital transformations. She entered the transport sector when she pivoted her career to join a start-up and lead the marketing development of an innovative B2C mobile service.
She currently leads the Digital Factory of Transdev, the dedicated group structure which invests in start-ups and incubates innovative projects in the mobility domain.
“Inventing a new revolutionary mobility service centered on the user offering him the best way to move seamlessly in any situation of his everyday life, MaaS Global is leading the way toward the mobility of the future.”
Vesa SilaskiviRead bio
Vesa Silaskivi, PhD (Jur), Lic.B.A,
has a unique combination of executive management, corporate planning, business development, M&A and legal to develop and expand different business ventures. He has worked + 20 years in executive positions as Board member (+ 15 companies, incl. ICT, transport, B2B, brand businesses), as the CEO (HPP), as Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Corporate Planning (Elisa plc) and SVP, Corporate Planning and Chief Legal Counsel (Valio Ltd).
“I trust that the next big revolution in business will take place in transport, and want to participate in that venture”.
Ivo LjubicaRead bio
has been working for 23 years in automotive finance business. Thereof over 20 years in executive positions for Toyota Financial Services. He took over several international assignments from 2000 – 2009 as CEO and Director in subsidiaries and branches such as Czech, Belgium, China, Poland, Italy and Russia. In 2015 he was appointed Senior Vice President Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa Region as Member of Europe/Africa Management Board. He is also holding Board memberships in Global Management Committee Toyota Financial Services Group, Supervisory Boards of Toyota Financial Services Russia & Slovakia, Supervisory Board Toyota Bank Polska (Chairman) and Toyota Insurance Management, Ltd. Europe.
“We decided to work together on the development of multi-modal mobility solutions. The vision and business model of MaaS Global marries with Toyota’s strategic objective: open our business beyond car related mobility and create new business models for our industry, based on miles travelled, not only on units sold. We believe this can serve the mobility needs of our current and future customers: ‘Ever better mobility for all!’”
Esra ÖzbayRead bio
is an accomplished Electronics and Telecommunication engineer, she worked as high level executive at GSM Arena for most of her professional life. Before plunging straightforward into transportation, she also worked in the Media as part of one of the most established board of directors in the industry in Turkey. She worked as sole account manager and her duties included creating opportunity and demand, leading new market entries, driving profits, revenue growth, and market share to an entirely new level. She was also in charge of new business developments and establishing new partnership alliances.
“MaaS is not just about the freedom of mobility, it’s about encouraging people to make the world a better place.”
Petri AarnioRead bio
Petri Aarnio, M.Sc ja eMBA
20 years experience in automotive management roles in retail and distribution business. Wide experience of BtoB sales and development of new business areas and new services to business and private customers as well as increasing the brand value with innovative marketing.
”I believe that digitalization will be next giant step in the new world of transport services – a real revolution. We want to be in the frontline of this evolution creating new services”
Madis SassiadRead bio
Madis Sassiad, M.Sc.,
is member of board and partner in internationally enlarged company GoSwift, taking care of long vehicles queues in borders and managing congestion problems of vehicles in ports and terminals. Madis has worked in Estonian candy factory Kalev (listed company) as financial analyst and after has worked in sales and marketing positions in ICT companies for 20 years. Madis has established many companies and sold successfully about half of these. Madis was founder and CEO for 11 years of ICT consultancy and cyber security business and has been actively involved in Estonian and Finnish NGO’s.
“MaaS is a revolutionary service and world is going to change because of such products are coming to the market. MaaS Global has gathered best MaaS team in the world and I believe that I can open some new markets for the company.”