Skip to content

CEO and Executive Committee

Chief Executive Officer

Raisio Oyj:n toimitusjohtaja Pekka KuusniemiPekka Kuusniemi

Born: 1968
Place of residence: Raisio, Finland
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Position at Raisio: President and CEO, Raisio plc
Key employment history: Raisio plc 2017-; Hansa Armaturen GmbH, Germany: CEO 2014-2017; Oras Group: President & CEO 2008-2017, Sales and Marketing Director 2006-2007, Marketing Director 2002-2006; Tunturi Oy Ltd 1998-2001; R.J. Reynolds Finland Oy 1996-1998; Unilever Finland Oy Lever 1994-1996
Executive Committee membership: Member since 2017
Positions of trust: Finnish Food and Drink Industries Federation: Member of the Board of Directors; Raisio plc Research Foundation s.r.: Chairman of the Board; Purmo Group Oy Ab: Member of the Board of Directors; Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: Member of Supervisory Board; The Finnish Naval Reserve: Member of Supervisory Board
Holdings in Raisio: series V 59,921*

Members of the Executive Committee

Raisio Oyj:n johtoryhmän jäsen Virpi AaltonenVirpi Aaltonen

Born: 1972
Place of residence: Turku, Finland
Education: M.Sc. (Eng.)

Position at Raisio: Chief Operating Officer, Healthy Ingredients Unit and Operations
Key employment history: Raisio Oyj 12/2020- ; Hero Northern Europe: Supply Chain Director 2019-2020; Orkla: Supply Chain Director 2013-2019; Oy Panda Ab: Director Operations 2012-2013; Fazer: Planning Manager, Supply and Demand 2008-2012; Saarioinen: Production Manager, Design Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Production Planner 1996-2008
Executive Committee membership: Member since December 14, 2020
Positions of trust:
Holdings in Raisio: series V 6,000*

Raisio Oyj:n johtoryhmän jäsen Sari Koivulehto-MäkitaloSari Koivulehto-Mäkitalo

Born: 1974
Place of residence: Masku, Finland
Education: Master of Laws, trained on the bench

Position at Raisio: Chief Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and Corporate Responsibility
Key employment history: Raisio plc 2006-; Schering Oy: Lawyer 2001-2006; Konecranes Plc: Lawyer 2000-2001
Executive Committee membership: Member since 2013
Positions of trust: Finland Chamber of Commerce: Member of IPR Committee; Turku Chamber of Commerce: Member of Law and Finance Committee
Holdings in Raisio: series V 38,542*

Mika Saarinen

Born: 1973
Place of residence: Turku, Finland
Education: M.Sc. (Econ. and Business Admin)

Position at Raisio: Chief Financial Officer
Key employment history: Raisio plc 2019-2021: Director – Treasury, Investor Relations and Communications; Nordea 2001-2019: several positions in Private Banking and in Personal Banking
Executive Committee membership: Member since June 2, 2021
Positions of trust:
Holdings in Raisio: series V 1,500*

Raisio Oyj:n johtoryhmän jäsen Iiro WesterIiro Wester

Born: 1963
Place of residence: Helsinki, Finland

Position at Raisio: Chief Commercial Officer, Healthy Food Unit
Key employment history: Raisio Oyj 2018-; Saarioinen Oy: Executive Vice President, Customer Experience and New Markets 2017-2018; Valio Oy: Executive Vice President, Sales 2014-2016; Valio Sverige Ab: Managing Director 2012-2014; Posti/Itella: Marketing Director 2006-2012; Cloetta Fazer Ab: Category Director 1999-2006
Executive Committee membership: Member since 2018
Positions of trust:
Holdings in Raisio: series V 6,000*

Raisio Oyj:n johtoryhmän jäsen Taru ÄmmäläTaru Ämmälä

Born: 1978
Place of residence: Turku, Finland
Education: M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Position at Raisio: Chief People Officer
Key employment history: Raisio plc 2021-; Nordkalk Corporation 2004−2019: Chief Human Resources Officer, HR Director, HR Manager
Executive Committee membership: Member since January 1, 2021
Positions of trust:
Holdings in Raisio: series V 6,000*

**Holdings updated as per June 30, 2021.

Search