Lion Partners announces first Advisory Board members


Lion Partners is now announcing the first Advisory Board members. Lion Partners is a Beijing-based advisory company working with leading Chinese and international technology companies. The new Advisory Board strengthens the already good relations and cooperation with China’s leading science park, Zhongguancun Software Park (ZPark), and the Finnish technology industry.

Tom Zhu

Tom has more than 12 years of experience within the Software and IT industry. During the 9 years working for China’s leading science park ZPark in Beijing, he has been responsible for the company promotion, government relationship, international cooperation and IPR of ZPark. Tom has lead many international projects, among others, in 2012 he successfully started ZPark Finland which he is currently heading.

Now as the representative of Zhongguancun Administrative Committee and Zhongguancun Development Group and ZPark he is set to help Chinese hi-tech companies invest in Finland and Finnish hi-tech companies to enter into the Chinese market. Tom is stationed in Helsinki.

Juha Saarnio

Juha is currently the Head of Innovation Networks at the Federation of the Finnish Technology Industries (FFTI). His responsibilities include looking after the Finnish industrial interests in the building of Europe's digital single market and building the innovation capabilities of Finnish technology companies. Juha is currently also a Board Member at Icareus Ltd. and Teknova Ltd.

Juha has previously worked at Nokia for fifteen years in various managerial and leadership positions. Juha has also been a member of the Steering Board and Executive Group, as well as, the SRA Co-editor of eMobility, an ICT European Technology Platform on Mobile and Wireless Communications. Among other positions, he has also served as the Vice Chair of the CELTIC Eureka Cluster and as a Steering Board member of three DIMES Programs. Juha is an elected Board Member of DIGITALEUROPE.

Additional information: Mikko Puhakka, EU +358500200200, China +8618801284730, mikko (at)

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