Henrik Kotkas to join Milrem Robotics as Chief Product Officer

Source: Milrem Robotics

Seasoned product leader Henrik Kotkas will join Milrem Robotics’ team as Chief Product Officer from September 2023.

Kotkas will join the company from Twilio where he has been leading supplier-facing product innovation and messaging ecosystem automation to ensure Twilio’s cost-competitive position in the CPaaS market.


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Prior to joining Twilio, Kotkas served at Skype/Microsoft in various senior leadership positions across User Insights, Business Analysis, and Program Management for over a decade.

“Milrem Robotics will increase its product portfolio significantly in the coming years. Our intention is to address different capabilities needed on the battlefield with robotic systems. Henrik, with his background and vast experience in product management, is a crucial addition to Milrem’s team in order to fulfil our vision, plan and manage our existing and future products and develop the most competitive robotics portfolio on the market,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.



“Milrem is truly one of a kind, and I feel privileged to be joining such a talented team,” said Kotkas. “As CPO, my vision is to foster a collaborative culture that unites the organization in a unified product approach. Together, we will drive innovation and deliver results that meet and exceed our customers’ evolving needs,” Kotkas added.

Milrem Robotics is the leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator, with offices in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the US. The company is known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and the MIFIK autonomy kit.



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