Leena Niemistö has been Chair of the Nexstim Board since November 2019. She is a healthcare professional with over 30 years of clinical and leadership experience. Niemistö holds an M.D. from the University of Helsinki and has specialized in physical and rehabilitation medicine. She also has a doctorate in the treatment of chronic back pain. Leena Niemistö also holds a Dr. Admin. Sc. hc from Vaasa University.
Niemistö worked as CEO of a private healthcare company Dextra (years 2003-2016) and deputy CEO in a social and healthcare company Pihlajalinna (years 2013-2016). Currently she is a member of the Board of Directors in several publicly listed companies. She is also an active investor in several healthtech growth companies. Niemistö’s investment company is the largest shareholder of Nexstim.