Executive management

The Group Executive Team is responsible for assisting the President & CEO in operational planning and management and for preparing matters for processing by the Board of Directors. The Group Executive Team also prepares the next year’s budget, reports and other necessary material for presentation to the Board.

The Group Executive Team prepares the Group’s strategic planning and annual planning, monitors the implementation of plans and financial reporting, and prepares significant investments, acquisitions and divestments. Its key duties include the development of intra-Group cooperation and the promotion of joint development projects.

The Group Executive Team usually meets once a month. The President & CEO appoints the Secretary of the Executive Management Team. The President & CEO is responsible for the decisions made by the Group Executive Team, and its members are responsible for implementing the decisions in their areas of responsibility.

The members of the Group Executive Team are appointed by the Board of Directors on the proposal of the President & CEO.

Jussi Holopainen

President & CEO since 1 January 2013

b. 1977

SHAREHOLDING: 158,395 shares directly, and 2,753,072 shares indirectly through MBÅ Invest Oy, an entity in which he exercises influence

EDUCATION: BBA (business administration and management)

MBÅ Invest Oy, Board member
Suomi Teline Oy, Board member
KT-Shelter Oy, Chair of the Board
Yrittäjien Voima Oy, Chair of the Board
Nakkila Works Oy, Board member
Finnuclear ry, Board member

Jussi has been the President & CEO of Enersense International Plc since 2013. Previously, he worked at Enersense as a sales director and vice president. He has years of experience in business management in Finland and international environments.

Risto Takkala

CFO since 9 September 2019

b. 1965

SHAREHOLDING: 2,753,072 shares indirectly through MBÅ Invest Oy, an entity in which he exercises influence

EDUCATION: MSc (Econ.)

Risto has extensive experience in international business at the business unit, sector and group levels. He has worked as the CFO in industrial, industrial service and SaaS companies. In addition to financial management, he has been responsible for strategic planning, risk management and data systems at different stages of his career.

Jaakko Leivo

EVP, Smart Industry, since 14 August 2020

b. 1981

SHAREHOLDING: 2,753,072 shares indirectly through MBÅ Invest Oy, an entity in which he exercises influence

EDUCATION: BSc (electrical engineering)

Jaakko has comprehensive and diverse experience in different stages of steel structure production and surface treatment. Jaakko worked for more than ten years at Technip Offshore Finland, with responsibilities ranging from the production of small and larger systems all the way to production management. At Enersense, Jaakko started as the COO of Enersense Works Oy, after which he was the CEO of Enersense Works Oy and Enersense Painting Oy.

Mika Linnamäki

EVP, Staff Leasing, since 2 November 2020

b. 1977

SHAREHOLDING: 2,753,072 shares indirectly through MBÅ Invest Oy, an entity in which he exercises influence

EDUCATION: Upper secondary school graduate

Mika has extensive experience in HR in different companies and positions since 2004. His tasks include recruitment and personnel coordination, as well as various sales and administration duties. In addition to HR, Mika has more than six years of experience in sales in technical trade and software solutions.

Johanna Nurkkala

SVP, Legal, since 14 August 2020

b. 1987

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: Master of Laws

Johanna has been the senior vice president of legal affairs at Enersense since August 2020. Johanna has broad and diverse experience in different areas of corporate law. Before starting in her current position, Johanna was the senior legal counsel at Empower Group and worked in legal affairs at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd and DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd. Johanna graduated with a Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki, and she has also studied contract and corporate law at the University of Sheffield in the UK.

Maija Kaski

SVP, HR, since 14 August 2020

b. 1967

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: MA (education)

Maija is an HR professional with solid work experience. She has twenty years of experience in HR processes and their management in international environments through her work as vice president of HR at Martela, chief HR officer at Talvivaara and various managerial positions in HR at Nokia and Elcoteq. In Empower and her current position at Enersense, Maija is responsible for the entire Group’s HR.

Juha Silvola

EVP, Power, since 14 August 2020

b. 1972

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: MSc (manufacturing technology)

Juha has been the executive vice president of Power since March 2019. Previously, he worked as vice president and head of unit at Empower PN Oy. Juha has also been the CEO of Suomen Maastorakentajat Oy and worked in managerial positions in marketing, R&D, and production development at Polar Electro Oy. Juha has extensive experience in developing business operations and improving profitability.

Anna Lindén

EVP, Connectivity, since 14 August 2020.

b. 1973

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: MA (Political science)

Anna has extensive experience in business management, technology, change management and productive resourcing. She has had a long career at Nokia, where she worked in various managerial positions in management teams of international business units, most recently as the COO of Mobile Networks. Anna also has experience in working in the Board of Directors of a listed company having first been a member of Innofactor’s Board of Directors and currently being its chair.

Margus Veensalu

EVP, International Operations, since 14 August 2020

b. 1968

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: BSc (mechanical engineering), BBA

Margus started his career working in several specialist and managerial positions at the Estonian Privatisation Agency. For the past 23 years, he has worked in various managerial positions at Empower. His recent work and business experience is related to Estonian Railways and the healthcare and tourism sectors.

Tommi Manninen

SVP, Communications and Public Affairs, since 1 February 2021

b. 1971

SHAREHOLDING: 0

EDUCATION: Master of Social Sciences

Tommi has extensive experience in the field of media and communications. He transferred to Enersense from Kreab, a communications agency where he served as a content manager responsible for many major accounts in the energy and data communications sectors, for example. Before that, Tommi worked as a journalist and producer for 23 years for the news and current affairs department of MTV and for Kauppalehti and Helsingin Sanomat, among other media outlets. His areas of responsibility include communications, marketing and community relations.