JUUSO JANKAMA, YOU ARE THE NEW CEO OF AIRFAAS, HOW DOES THAT FEEL?
It feels really good! We have a great team and a product that has a lot of potential. You get chance of being part of something this extraordinary once in a lifetime, so I am really enjoying the job.
WHAT IS AIRFAAS?
AirFaas is a procurement solution that has the potential of reshaping the way manufacturing companies buy and manage their spend.
WHAT´S YOUR PRIMARY AMBITION FOR THE NEXT YEAR?
Growth, it’s as simple as that. Our ambition is to expand our customer base and get our business to the next level.
Growth We are still a young and relatively unknown company. Once we get into a proper discussion with potential customers, we can quickly impress people and showcase very concretely how AirFaas can help them to buy better. The challenge sometimes is to get to those conversations and convince the people that talking to us for an hour could save them an infinite number of hours later on.
WHAT´S SO SPECIAL ABOUT AIRFAAS?
Many things! What I think makes us unique is that AirFaas was built to solve a specific real-life problem in procurement and we do it really well. That’s because we really understand the specific demands of our customer segments because our team has lived that life. Our solution tackles the biggest challenges and handles them efficiently and elegantly. Most procurement solutions out there are polar opposites: they solve generic high-level problems with a ton of functionality that doesn’t really matter.
IS TECHNICAL PROCUREMENT AS IT IS TODAY, UP TO DATE?
Yes and no. People who work in technical procurement are some of the smartest in the business when it comes to understanding what procurement can really do for your business. At the same time, the manual solutions they are forced to use make it really hard for them to thrive.
WHO ARE YOU? FAMILY, HOBBIES?
I am a middle-aged man with a wife and a cat. I love sports and spend a lot of my free time playing tennis, riding a bike and skiing. When I’m not doing those things, I enjoy music, reading, solving puzzles, and hanging out with my friends.
WHERE WILL FINLAND END UP IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN FOOTBALL?
My heart says they will win the whole thing. My head says that playing more than 3 games would be a huge success story.