Board of Directors

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Tomasvon Rettig

Chairman of the Board

BBA, CEFA

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Tomas von Rettig

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2006
  • Born 1980, Finnish citizen
  • Education: BBA, CEFA

Key work experience

  • President & CEO, Rettig Group Oy Ab 2016–2019
  • Vice President, Rettig Group Oy Ab 2011–2015
  • Senior Portfolio Manager, Rettig Asset Management Oy Ab 2008–2011
  • Middle Office, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken 2006–2008

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of the Board at Rettig Group Oy Ab 2019–
  • Chairman of the Board at Purmo Group Oy Ab 2016–
  • Vice Chairman of the Board at Terveystalo Oyj 2018–
  • Board Member at EQ Oyj 2019–
  • Chairman of the Board at Nordkalk Oy Ab 2016–2018
  • Chairman of the Board at Bore Ltd 2016
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MarttiAla-Härkönen

CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

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Martti Ala-Härkönen

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2018
  • Born 1965, Finnish citizen
  • Education: Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Lic. Sc. (Tech.)

Key work experience

  • Chief Financial Officer, Caverion Plc 2016–
  • Chief Financial Officer, Cramo Plc 2006–2016
  • Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President – Finance and Administration, WM-data Oy 2004–2006
  • Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President – Business Development, Novo Group Plc 1998–2004
  • Finance Manager, Manager – Corporate Finance, Postipankki Plc 1995–1998

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at Digia Plc 2016–
  • Board member at Pihlajalinna Plc 2015–2016
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TapioKolunsarka

M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

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Tapio Kolunsarka

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2018
  • Born 1975, Finnish citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Eng. and Econ.)

Key work experience

  • President and CEO, Ramirent Oyj 2016–2019
  • Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac 2013–2016
  • Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac EMEA 2011–2013
  • Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Europe 2008–2011
  • Several leading positions, UPM Raflatac Finland and USA 2002–2008
  • Consultant, McKinsey & Company, 2000–2002
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PekkaKuusniemi

M.Sc. (Econ.)

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Pekka Kuusniemi

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2018
  • Born 1968, Finnish citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience

  • President and CEO, Raisio Group 2017–
  • President and CEO, Oras Group 2008–2017

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at Finnish Food and Drink Industries Federation 2018–
  • Chairman of the Board at Raisio Plc Research Foundation 2017–
  • Member of Supervisory Board at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company 2018–
  • Member of Supervisory Board at The Finnish Naval Reserve 2017–
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Thomas Landell

LL.M.

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Thomas Landell

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2017
  • Born 1984, Finnish citizen
  • Education: LL.M.

Key work experience

  • General Counsel, Rettig Group 2017–
  • Senior Associate, Castrén & Snellman 2015–2017
  • Visiting Attorney, Skadden Arps (New York) 2014–2015
  • Associate, Castrén & Snellman 2010–2014

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at Nordkalk Corporation 2017–
  • Board member at Finlayson & Co Oy 2017–2018
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MattsRosenberg

Ph.D. Finance

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Matts Rosenberg

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2016
  • Born 1977, Finnish citizen
  • Education: Ph.D. (Econ.) Finance

Key work experience

  • Chief Executive Officer, Rettig Group 2019–
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Head of Core Investments, Rettig Group 2018–2019
  • Chief Operations Officer, Rettig Group 2016–2018
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Fortaco Group 2014–2016
  • Investment professional, IK Investment Partners 2005–2013

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of the Board at Nordkalk Corporation 2018–
  • Board member at Nordkalk Corporation 2016–2018
  • Various Board roles (ordinary member and deputy roles) in IK portfolio companies 2006–2013
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ThomasEkström

M.Sc. (Econ.)

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Thomas Ekström

  • Member of Purmo Group Board of Directors since 2018
  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Econ.) Finance

Key work experience

  • Chief Financial Officer, Rettig Group Ltd 2018–
  • Chief Financial Officer, Algol Group 2015–2018
  • Chief Financial Officer, Marimekko Corporation 2006–2015
  • Vice President, Group Business Controller, M-real Corporation 2001–2006
  • Various positions within the investment banking sector, 1994–2001

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at Nordkalk Corporation 2018–
  • Vice-chairman of the Board at Alandia Försäkring Abp 2019–
  • Board member at Secto Design Oy 2016–

Leadership Team

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John PeterLeesi

Chief Executive Officer

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John Peter Leesi

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2020
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2020
  • Born 1961, Swedish citizen
  • Education: BBA (with advanced studies in international finance)

 

Key work experience

  • CEO and President, Munters Group 2014–2018
  • CEO and President, Luvata Group 2005–2014
  • CFO, Corporate Vice President and Head of Strategy, Legal, IS/IT and IPR – Sony Ericsson 2001–2005
  • CFO and various senior leadership positions, Ericsson 1997–2001

 

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at Incell International Group 2017–
  • Advisory Board member at Agraria Inc. 2019–
  • Chairman of the Board, Luvata Oy 2014–2017
  • Chairman of the Board, Munters AB 2012–2015
Erik Hedin
ErikHedin

Chief Financial Officer

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Erik Hedin

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2020
    Employed by Purmo Group since 2020
    Born 1977, Swedish citizen
    Education: MSc (Ind. Eng.), BSc (Econ.)

Key work experience

  • Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal 2017-2020
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sportradar 2019-2020
  • Division CFO roles, Luvata 2011-2017
  • Business Development Director, Luvata 2008-2011
  • Manager, Arthur D. Little, 2003-2008

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MikeConlon

Vice President, IC Systems

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Michael Conlon

  • Vice President, IC Systems
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2015
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2015
  • Born 1966, British and Irish citizen
  • Education: BA (Hons)

Key work experience

  • Group Managing Director (West), Purmo Group 2015–2019
  • Managing Director, Stelrad Radiators 2011–2015
  • Senior Vice President, Sanitec Group – Division 2009–2011
  • Managing Director, Sanitec Group (UK/Ireland) 2007–2011
  • Commercial Director, Sanitec UK/Ireland 2001–2006

Key positions of trust

  • Member of ISG Leadership Team 2011–2015
  • Pension trustee at Twyford Bathrooms UK 2003–2009
  • Board member at Sanitec UK 2001–2011
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LindaCurrie

Chief PeoPLE Officer

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Linda Currie

  • Chief People Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2013
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 1994
  • Born 1973, British citizen
  • Education: BA (Hons) Business & Human Resource Management, CIPD

Key work experience

  • HR Director, UK & Ireland, Purmo Group 2009–2013
  • HR Manager UK, Myson Radiators, 2005–2009
  • HR Officer, Myson Radiators UK, 1999–2005
  • Project Officer, Myson Radiators UK, 1994–1999

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of Purmo Group UK Ltd 2019–
  • Director of Purmo Group UK Ltd 2014–
  • Chairman of Trustees, Purmo Group UK Pension Scheme 2019–
  • Company Trustee of Purmo Group UK Pension Scheme 2014–
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RenéFink

Vice President, Region Central

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René Fink

  • Vice President, Region Central
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2019
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2016
  • Born 1976, Austrian citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Econ.), Mech. Eng.

Key work experience

  • Key Account Manager, Purmo Group 2018–2019
  • Sales and Marketing Director Vogel&Noot Germany, Purmo Group 2018
  • Key Account Manager Vogel&Noot Germany, Purmo Group 2016–2018
  • Business Unit Director Europe, Mosdorfer GmbH 2012–2016
  • Project and Business Development Manager, Mosdorfer GmbH 2007–2012

Key positions of trust

  • Board Member, PG Austria GmbH 2019–
  • Board Member, PG Česká s.r.o. 2019–
  • Deputy Chairman, RAL Gütegemeinschaft HK aus Stahl 2019–
  • Authorized Signatory, Mosdorfer GmbH 2014–2016
  • Leadership Team Member, Mosdorfer GmbH 2012–2016
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BarryLynch

Vice President, Region West

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Barry Lynch

  • Vice President, Region West
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2020
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 1994
  • Born 1975, British citizen
  • Education: MBA, PGDip, BA (Hons)

Key work experience

  • Managing Director, Purmo Group 2016–2019
  • Sales & Marketing Director, Purmo Group 2013–2016
  • R&D Group Leader, Purmo Group 2011–2013
  • Group Marketing Manager, Purmo Group 2007–2011

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of the Board at MARC 2018–
  • Head of Legal Entity Purmo Group UK Ltd 2016–
  • Director of Purmo Group UK Ltd 2013–
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Marco Martin

Vice President, Region South

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Marco Martin

  • Vice President, Region South
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2018
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2002
  • Born 1976, Italian citizen
  • Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Key work experience

  • Marketing and Subsidiaries Manager, Emmeti Spa, Purmo Group 2008–2018
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ElinaNiemelä

Vice President, Corporate Development

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Elina Niemelä

  • Vice President, Corporate Development
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2018
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2018
  • Born 1978, Finnish citizen
  • Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Management

Key work experience

  • Business Unit Head, Hydronic Controls, Purmo Group 2018–2019
  • Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates 2017–2018
  • Vice President, Global Head of Spare Parts, and Services Business Development, Outotec Oyj 2016–2017
  • Director, Global Head of Spare Parts, Outotec Oyj 2014–2016
  • Program Manager, Outotec Oyj, 2012–2014
  • Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Human Capital Advisory 2011–2012
  • Manager, PwC Consulting 2007–2011
  • Senior Analyst, Ernst & Young Transaction Services 2006–2007
  • Researcher, University of Vaasa, Department of Management 2002–2005
  • Assistant Controller, Outokumpu Copper Products Ltd 2001–2002

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of the Board, Sigarth Ab 2018–
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UrsPennanen

Vice President, Region North & East and Global Marketing

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Urs Pennanen

  • Vice President Region North & East and Global Marketing
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2018
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2018
  • Born 1966, Finnish citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience

  • Senior Vice President, Metso Oyj 2013–2017
  • General Manager and Managing Director, GE Healthcare Finland Oy 2012–2013
  • Various senior sales and marketing roles, Nokia Networks 1993–2012
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TeroPuukko

Chief Information Officer

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Tero Puukko

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2019
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2019
  • Born 1969, Finnish citizen
  • Education: Degree in Business Information Technology

Key work experience

  • IT Director/Chief Information Officer, Paulig Group 2012–2019
  • Practice Unit Director, SAP Nordic 2007–2012
  • Managing Consultant, SAP Finland 2003–2007
  • Senior Techonlogy Consultant, SAP Finland 1999–2003
  • System Manager, Diners Club Finland 1996–1999
  • Solution Advisor, Kesko Oyj 1993–1996
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Chief Communications Officer

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Saara Smura

  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2019
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2018
  • Born 1980, Finnish citizen
  • Education: M.A.

Key work experience

  • Communications Manager, Purmo Group, 2018–2019
  • Change & Communications Manager, Outokumpu Oyj 2013–2018
  • Communication & Change Management Consultant, Communicea Oy, 2009–2013
  • Communications Specialist, Manpower Inc, 2007–2009
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TomaszTarabura

Vice President, Radiators

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Tomasz Tarabura

  • Vice President, Radiator Division
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2007
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 1996
  • Born 1967, Polish citizen
  • Education: M.Sc. (Eng.), Postgraduate studies (Marketing)

Key work experience

  • Vice President, Panel Radiators, Purmo Group 2018–2019
  • Managing Director Region East, Purmo Group 2017–2018
  • Brand Director Region East, Purmo Group 2014–2016
  • Brand Director Purmo Radson LVI, Purmo Group 2007–2013
  • Finance and ICT Director Purmo Group Poland Sp.z o.o. 1997–2006
  • ICT Manager, Bank PBK, branch Rybnik 1993–1996
  • Senior Associate, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice 1990–1992

Key positions of trust

  • Chairman of the Board, Purmo Group Poland Sp.z o.o. 2014–
  • Chairman of the Board, Purmo Group China 2008–
  • Board Member, Purmo Group Poland Sp. z o.o. 2007–2014
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AnuTuomola

Chief Legal Officer

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Anu Tuomola

  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Member of Purmo Group Leadership Team since 2019
  • Employed by Purmo Group since 2019
  • Born 1974, Finnish citizen
  • Education: LL.M., Executive MBA candidate

Key work experience

  • General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs, Citycon Oyj 2011–2019
  • Partner, Solicitor (England and Wales), Head of Real Estate Transactions, Castrén & Snellman 2005–2011
  • Senior Associate, Merilampi Attorneys 2003–2005
  • Legal Counsel, Nordea Bank Finland Oyj 2000–2002

Key positions of trust

  • Board member at DEN Group Oy 2018–
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