Kimmo Irpola is one of the Founders of Rec Alkaline Oy, a joint venture with AkkuSer Oy. AkkuSer is pioneer in battery recycling in Europe. Rec Alkaline was founded to focus on alkaline battery recycling. Kimmo has been in the Private Equity industry for over 15 years, mostly in the CEE region. Kimmo holds a M.Sc. degree of telecommunication. Kimmo has been on the Board of Directors for, over 15 companies focusing on strategy, M&A, business development and financing.