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Aurora Innovation prepares for Pan-European expansion by appointing new CEO


by Louise Wahlström

Tapani Kyrki has been appointed CEO of Aurora Innovation, the company behind the market-leading Aurora teleQ “contact management” solution, as of July 1st. He will take up the position after serving as Aurora Innovation’s Country Manager for Finland and the Baltics for the past year.

Aurora Innovation is a fast-growing Swedish SaaS specialist in the healthcare industry. Healthcare centres that use the company’s Aurora teleQ solution are able to manage their telephone queues efficiently, providing patients excellent and timely service.

Currently, 74 per cent* of the Swedish population have access to communication solutions offered by Aurora Innovation when contacting local healthcare services. In Sweden, Aurora teleQ is used by healthcare professionals to manage almost 6 million calls per month. Aurora Innovation, which operates in Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands has delivered more than 3,000 cloud-based installations in the European healthcare market.

With Kyrki as the new CEO, Aurora Innovation will focus on expanding to the Pan-European market with the help of its already successful business concept in Sweden.

Kyrki, 53, has a long-standing career in the healthcare and well-being industry in Finland. Before joining Aurora Innovation, he has held several management positions at leading Finnish healthcare companies, such as Terveystalo and eye care specialist Silmäasema.

“During his tenure as Country Manager for Finland and the Baltics at Aurora Innovation, Tapani has shown excellent leadership skills. Furthermore, he has a comprehensive background in leading organizations within the health and welfare sectors. The Board of Directors at Aurora Innovation looks forward to continuing the excellent development of the company with Tapani’s leadership,”

says Gustaf Leijonhufvud, one of Aurora Innovation’s owners and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Kyrki’s passion is to provide healthcare professionals better tools to allow more people to connect with their healthcare providers more easily and effectively, in order to ensure better health and quality of life.

“I am very inspired to step in as a CEO for Aurora Innovation. The excellent feedback that we get from our customers proves the value we create when it comes to increasing availability to healthcare. Our work improves the work satisfaction of healthcare professionals and helps people in need of care to get access to healthcare at a time that suits both, through the most convenient means of communication. Our aim is to become a leading SaaS specialist dedicated to increasing access to care services and creating well-functioning work environments for healthcare professionals in Europe. Knowing our people’s aspiration and competence, I am very convinced that we have a great journey ahead of us,” says Kyrki.

Earlier this summer, former CEO Martin Ingels decided to leave his role as CEO of Aurora Innovation.

“We would like to thank Martin for his commitment to Aurora during the past two years. He is a visionary and engaged leader who has prepared Aurora Innovation to become a leading SaaS specialist in the healthcare sector, offering solutions to increase accessibility for patients and improve the working environment for healthcare professionals,” continues Leijonhufvud.


* Population in the country, counties and municipalities on March 31st, 2021, and population changes January 1st–December 31st, 2020. 

For more information:

Tapani Kyrki

Aurora Innovation Group, CEO

050 376 1373


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