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 1968, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA (CU)
  • Group Executive Team member since 2018
  • Employed by the group since 2018
  • Main work history:
    • VTT, Board of Directors, 2015-
    • Suunto Group, CFO, 2009-2018
    • AstraZeneca Finland, CFO 2005–2009
    • Nokia Mobile Phones, various positions 2001-2005
    • Nokia Networks, various positions 1996-2001

Leiviskä Harri

CFO

Additional info

  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA
  • Group Executive Team member since 2012
  • Employed by the Group since 2012
    • Supervisory Board member in the Estonian subsidiary (Empower AS)
    • Supervisory Council member in the Latvian subsidiary (Empower SIA)
  • Selected previous work history:
    • Empower Oy, Division Director 2012–2014
    • Fingrid Oyj, Project Manager 1996–2012
    • IVO power transmission, Maintenance Engineer 1992–1995

Kiiveri Timo

President, Power

timo.kiiveri@empower.ee

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 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 1965, Finnish citizen, M. Sc. (Pol.), EMBA
  • Group Executive Team member since 2012
  • Employed by the Group since 2012
  • Main work history:
    • Finnair Catering, HR director 2006–2012
    • Finnair, Development Director 2003–2006
    • Finnair, Quality manager 1997–2003

Ura Kirsi-Marja

Senior Vice President, HR, HSE and Communications

Additional info

  • Born 1960, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Eng.)
  • Group Executive Team member since 2000
  • Employed by the Group since 1999
  • Main work history:
    • Empower Oy, in various executive positions 2002-2012
    • Power-IT Oy, CEO 1999–2002

Ruokonen Antti

CPO, Production & Procurement

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

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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
  • Tommy Wikström
  • Matti Manninen
  • Rainer Häggblom