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 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

CEO, President, Smart Industry

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  • Born 1975, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.), APA
  • Group Executive Team member since 2019
  • Employed by the Group since 2019
  • Main work history:
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy, CFO 2014-2019
    • Microsoft Oy, Business manager ja business controller2009-2014
    • PwC Oy, Accountant 2001-2009

Leiste Mari

CFO

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  • Born 1987, Finnish citizen, Master of Laws
  • Group Executive Team member since 2020
  • Employed by the Group since 2018
  • Main work history:
    • Empower Group, Senior Legal Counsel, 2018-2020
    • Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Senior Associate, 2016–2018
    • Pöyry Group, secondee 2013-2014
    • DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd., Senior Associate and Associate 2011-2016

Nurkkala Johanna

CLO

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  • 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

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  • Born 1967, Finnish citizen, Master of Education
  • Group Executive Team member since 2019
  • Employed by the Group 2019
  • Main work history:
    • Martela Oyj, VP Human Resources, 2015-2019
    • Talvivaara Mining Company Plc, Chief HR Officer, 2012-2015
    • Nokia Oyj, Several leading HR positions, 2006-2012
    • Elcoteq SE, Several leading HR positions, 2000-2006

Kaski Maija

Chief HR Officer

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  • 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)
  • Main work history:
    • Empower PN Oy, COO 2018
    • Suomen Maastorakentajat, CEO 2017-2018
    • Empower PN Oy, Vice President 2013-2017
    • Polar Electro, Chief Marketing Officer 2008-2012

Silvola Juha

President, Power

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  • Born 1968, Estonian citizen, Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Cerificate in Business Administration
  • Group Executive Team member since 2020
  • Employed by the Group 2000-2017, 2020-
  • Main work history:
    • Empower, various positions, 2000-2017
    • Eesti Elektrivõrkude Ehituse AS, Administrative Director, 1997-2002
    • Estonian Privatization Agency, various positions, 1993-1997

Veensalu Margus

President, Baltics and Managing Director of Empower Estonia

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  • Born 1973, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. Political Science
  • Group Executive Team member since 2020
  • Employed by the Group since 2020
  • Main work history:
    • Nokia, several positions 1998-2007, 2012-2019
    • Nokia Siemens Networks 2007-2012

Lindén Anna

Interim President, Connectivity

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