Chris Gilbey, Executive Chairman and CEO of Imagine IM, announced today that, effective immediately, Jaakko Kaidesoja has been appointed global President of Imagine IM and will join the board of directors of Imagine IM.

Jaakko joined Imagine IM in May 2018 to head up the company’s Finnish subsidiary and take on the responsibility of Chief Revenue Officer, Europe.

Prior to joining Imagine IM, Jaakko was Vice President of Freight Services at Posti Group in Finland and prior to that held various executive roles in Nokia including Vice President of Smartphone Portfolio Management and Vice President of Games.

In announcing the appointment, Chris Gilbey said, “Imagine IM is now at the point of becoming a significant player in the global Internet of Things. Our customers will largely be Fortune 500 companies based in North America or Europe. We need to be geographically located as closely as possible to them. We started developing a plan to establish our Signal Processing group in Finland, over a year ago. That plan is now well under way, in parallel with closing agreements with several global companies which are each leaders in their market vertical. I can’t think of a better person to lead the next phase of development of Imagine IM than Jaakko. He was one of the key executives that helped drive Nokia into becoming a significant household brand and understands intimately and is driven by revenue generation. I anticipate that in his new role he will help Imagine IM become a major brand in sensing technology globally over the next decade”.

Jaakko Kaidesoja said, “I am looking forward to the challenge. Imagine IM is at the cusp of becoming a significant player in IoT. Our sensing solutions are really ground breaking, because of the scale that we can achieve combined with low cost of manufacture. Australia has a reputation for its materials science researchers. Finland has a reputation for signal processing engineers. Our plan is to bring together the best materials scientists and the best signal processing engineers and deliver and monetize the next generation of IoT sensing for smart cities, infrastructure and automotive.”

About Imagine Intelligent Materials:

Imagine IM is a global leader in graphene sensing technology. Imagine IM integrates its ability to manufacture graphene nanoplatelets at low cost and its signal processing capabilities to deliver large scale sensing for smart buildings, infrastructure and mobility.

The Company was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists and engineers led by Chris Gilbey and Phil Aitchison, with a vision to deliver large scale graphene products and solutions. Imagine IM has a B2B licensing and certification business model. Imagine IM is the first company in the world to develop conductive geosynthetic materials for the resources industry using functionalised graphene.

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About graphene:

Graphene’s discoverers were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphene is the first two-dimensional material and is classed as a “super-material” offering extremely high electrical and thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, strength, and impermeability to all gases.



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