The CEO is assisted by the Group Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing the strategic structure of the Aspo Group and its earnings as well as prepares Group policies and shared practices.



CEO, Aspo Plc, 2021–
M.Sc. (Tech.) and M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1969

Key Work Experience
President and CEO, VR-Group Ltd, 2016-2021
Senior Vice President Logistics, VR-Group Ltd, 2011-2016
Senior Vice President Corporate Development, VR-Group Ltd, 2009-2011
Executive Director, Nordea Corporate Finance, 2007-2009
Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, 1999-2007
Senior consultant, Smg consulting, 1995-1999

Key Position of Trust
Chairman of the Board; NRC Group ASA
Vice Chairman of the Board; East Office of Finnish Industries
Member of the Board;  Sarlin Group Oy Ab



Vice President, Corporate Development, Aspo Plc, 2021–
M.Sc. (Tech.)
, born 1984

Key Work Experience
Investment Manager, Onvest, 2019–2021
Management consultant, McKinsey & Company, 2015-2019
Management consultant, Capacent Oy, 2012-2015
Development engineer, Konecranes Corporation, 2010-2012



Managing Director, ESL Shipping Ltd, 2013–
M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1972

Key Work Experience
Managing Director, Meriaura Ltd, 2007–2013
Chartering Manager, Deputy Managing Director, Meriaura Ltd, 2004–2006
Consultant, The World Bank, 2004
Project researcher, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 2003–2004

Key Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Board: Finnish Shipowners´ Association
Vice Chairman of the Board: Arctia Oy        
Member of the Board: International Chamber of Shipping, Finnish Coal info Hiilitieto ry
Member, ICC Finland Business Council



CFO, Aspo Plc, 2009–
Managing Director, Aspo Services Ltd, 2013–
M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1963

Key Work Experience
Managing Director (acting), Kauko Ltd, 2018–2019
President, Kauko-Telko Ltd, 2008
CFO, Kauko-Telko Ltd, 2007
Director, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd, 2005–2007
Group Controller, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd, 2002–2005
Financial Accountant, Bank of Finland, 1993–2002
Financial Accountant, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd, 1989–1993

Key Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Committee: Federation of Finnish Commerce, Trade Policy Committee
Vice Chairman of the Board: Silmäsäätiö



Managing Director, Telko Ltd., 2019–
M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1973

Key Work Experience
CEO, Onninen Oy, 2016-2018
Vice President, Kesko, 2010 – 2018
Country Director for Russia, Rautakesko Oy, 2007-2010
CFO, Rautakesko Russia, 2005-2007
Management positions, Outokumpu Copper Products, 2000 - 2005

Key Positions of Trust
Member of the Board: European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC)
Member of the Board: The Association of Finnish Technical Traders, Teknisen Kaupan Palvelut-TKP Oy
Deputy Member of the Board: East Office of Finnish Industries Oy



Managing Director, Leipurin Oyj, 2022–
M.Sc. (Tech.) and M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1969
Key Work Experience
CEO, Myllyn Paras Finland Oy, 2019-2022
CEO, Dava Foods Finland Oy, 2017-2019
CEO, Helsingin Mylly Oy, 2009-2017
CEO, Fennobon Oy, 2004-2009
Consultant / Senior Manager, Accenture, 1996-2004



Senior Vice President, Legal, HR and Sustainability, Aspo Oyj, 2022–
LL.M, born 1970

Key Work Experience
General Counsel, VR Group Ltd, 2017–2022
Member of the management team and SVP Sustainability, VR Group, 2019–2022
Senior Legal Counsel, VR Group, 2013–2017
Senior Legal Counsel, GE Healthcare Finland Oy, 2011–2013
Senior Legal Counsel, Fortum Oyj, 2002–2010

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Information about remuneration for the Group Executive Committee members is available under the section Corporate Governance > Remuneration statement.

Updated: 09.06.2023