Management

Empower Group Executive Team

Empower Group Executive Team is the supreme operative decision maker responsible for business operations. The Group Executive Team is also responsible for evaluating the performance of the group's units of excellence.
  • Born 1968, Finnish citizen, M. Sc. (Econ.), APA
  • Group Executive Team member since 2014
  • Employed by the group since 2014
  • Main work history:
    • Terveystalo Group, CFO 2012–2014
    • Delta Motor Group Oy, CFO (Deputy CEO) 2010–2012
    • Ernst & Young Oy, Nordic Leader of Restructuring, Transaction Support Leader Finland 2005–2010

Onniselkä Jari

CEO

Additional info

  • Born 1975, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.), APA
  • Group Executive Team member since 2019
  • Employed by the group since 2019
  • Main work history:
    • Talousjohtaja, Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy, 2014-2019
    • Business manager ja business controller, Microsoft Oy 2009-2014
    • Tilintarkastaja, PwC Oy 2001-2009

Leiste Mari

CFO

Additional info

  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen, engineer (B.Sc)
  • Group executive Team member since 2017
  • Employed by the Group since 2017
  • Main work history:
    • Ericsson LM Oy Ab, Head of R&D Oulu, Director R&D, 1994-2017

Fagerström Johan

CTO

Additional info

  • Born 1972, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Eng.)
  • Group Executive Team member since 2019
  • Employed by the Group 2013-2017, 2018-
  • Supervisory Board member in the Estonian subsidiary (Empower AS)
  • Supervisory Council member in the Latvian subsidiary (Empower SIA)
  • Selected previous work history:
    • COO, Empower PN Oy 2018
    • CEO, Suomen Maastorakentajat 2017-2018
    • Vice President, Empower PN Oy 2013-2017
    • Chief Marketing Officer, Polar Electro 2008-2012

Silvola Juha

President, Power

Additional info

  • Born 1979, Finnish citizen, B.Sc. (Tech.)
  • Group Executive Team member since 2016
  • Employed by the Group since 2007
  • Main work history:
    • Empower Group, President Connectivity 2016-2018
    • Empower Group, various management positions in production and development 2007–2016
    • Stora Enso, various positions in maintenance 2000–2007

Vaahersalo Mikko

President, Connectivity and Smart Industry

Additional info

  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen, Technician Engineer in Computer Engineering
  • Group Executive Team member since 2014
  • Employed by the Group since 2014
  • Main work history:
    • Intel Security, VP, Next Generation Firewall 2014
    • Stonesoft Corp, VP, Europe and Global Channels 2012–2013
    • Tieto, VP, Global Strategic Accounts, 2011–2012
    • Tieto, VP, Connected Devices 2009–2010
    • NSN, Head of customer team, 3GIS and 3 Scandinavia 2007–2008
    • NSN, Head of Services, Marketing 2007
    • NSN, Director, Technology Marketing 2005–2006

Yletyinen Mika

President, Energy Intelligence

Additional info

  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen, B. Sc.
  • Group Executive Team member since 2014
  • Employed by the Group since 1993
  • Main work history:
    • Empower Group, President, Smart Industry 2013-2018
    • Empower Group Board Member 2013–2014
    • Empower Group, SVP, Sales & CRM, Mobile Service South Finland 2011–2013
    • Empower Group, SVP, Business development Empower Finland 2010–2011
    • Empower Group, SVP, Industry, local & mobile services 2009–2010
    • Empower Group, VP, Industry & Power Plant services 2003–2008
    • Managing director, Kotka Power Service Oy (100 % subsidiary of Empower Oy) 2006–2007

Paunonen Eero

CBDO

Additional info

  • Born 1980, Finnish citizen, Master of Laws, Trained at the bench
  • Group Executive Team member since 2012
  • Employed by the Group since 2012
  • Main work history:
    • Roschier Attorneys Ltd, Senior Associate 2010–2012
    • Roschier Attorneys Ltd, Associate Lawyer 2006–2009

Hiltunen Heikki

CLO and HR Director (interim)

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Empower Group Board

The Board controls and supervises the company's management and operations. Its mission is to promote the interests of shareholders and the Group by taking care of the entire Group's administration and the proper organization of operations.

Members of Group Board

Bo L. Elisson, Chairman

Johan Bjurström

Rainer Häggblom