Simo Makkonen is the Chairman of the Board and founder of Circlion Capital Oy, a Finnish private investment company. Simo was the CEO, founder, and key shareholder of Process Vision Oy, a mid-size IT company specialized in energy management systems. Simo has 20 years of experience in energy, IT and management. After Process Vision sell-off in 2011, Simo has been involved in senior advisory and consulting activities in addition to his role as an investor in several European companies. His academic career has focused on applied mathematics, operations research, international financing and artificial intelligence.