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Management Team

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Mika Husso
Mika Husso
Managing Director, b. 1983

Matkahuolto’s Chief Executive Officer since 2023 and member of the Management Team. Mika has a long experience in business management and development. He came to Matkahuolto from Telia, where he held the positions of Head of Business (Mobile & Fixed), Head of TV & Broadband (Sweden) and Head of Global Pricing & Offering (Group). Mika holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Riku Korpela
Riku Korpela
Director, Legal and Sustainability, b. 1977

Director of Legal Affairs and Sustainability since 2019 and member of the Management Team. Riku has many years of experience as a corporate lawyer and legal director, including board work, acquisitions, compliance work and setting up and developing a legal practice. He has previously worked in various roles in Kesko dealing with acquisitions and in Suomen Lähikauppa as General Counsel. Riku holds a Master of Laws degree.

Olessia Kozlova
Olessia Kozlova
Director, Marketing and Communications (temporary), b. 1988

Director of Marketing and Communications since April 2023 and member of the Management Team. Olessia has ten years of experience in marketing communications, brand building, customer insight and service conceptualisation in various industries and companies of different sizes. In recent years, she has worked as a creative strategist with various clients and internationally awarded projects. Olessia holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Teemu Naatula
Teemu Naatula
Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Managing Director b. 1980

Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director since 2019 and member of the Management Team. Teemu has more than 20 years of solid experience in the development and management of financial administration. He has worked in service logistics, the energy sector and the pharmaceutical industry. Teemu holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Kati Nevalainen
Kati Nevalainen
Director, Parcel Services and Service Point Network, b. 1974

Director of the Parcel Services and Service Point Network business since 2019 and member of the Management Team. Kati has a long career in the logistics industry. She has been responsible for developing processes for receiving, sending and returning parcels, and has worked on data and analytics services. Kati holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Juha-Pekka Pirvola
Juha-Pekka Pirvola
Director, Sales, b. 1962

Sales Director since 2019 and member of the Management Team. JiiPee has held sales management and development positions in various IT service companies since 1998 before joining Matkahuolto. He has been responsible for streamlining, transforming and developing sales into a value-based business. JiiPee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology.

Mika Rajanen
Mika Rajanen
Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, b. 1973

Director of ICT, Digitalisation, Development and Strategy at Matkahuolto since January 2019 and member of the Management Team. Mika has approximately 25 years of experience in demanding development and management positions in various industries, including listed IT services companies, the retail sector, public administration, the service sector and industry. In addition to digital business and technology management, he specialises in the design, implementation and management of strategic changes. Mika holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology.

Jani Ståhlhammar
Jani Ståhlhammar
Chief Operations Officer, b. 1974

Chief Operations Officer from February 2022 and member of the Management Team from April 2023. Jani has more than 25 years of experience in demanding development and management positions in international logistics companies. Prior to Matkahuolto, he has held positions such as Production Manager at PostNord, Country Manager at Bring and several demanding management and development positions at UPS. Jani holds an EMBA degree.

Hanna Weckman
Hanna Weckman
Director, Human Resources, b. 1976

Human Resources Director since 2018 and member of the Management Team. Hanna has diverse expertise in human resources management and personnel development in the service business in various fields. Hanna has previously worked in personnel development in Valio and Kesko, among others, and as Human Resources Manager in the S Group. Hanna holds a Master of Food Sciences degree and a Master of Arts degree.

Tiina Åkerlund
Tiina Åkerlund
Director, Customer Service, b. 1983

Director of Customer Service since April 2023 and member of the Management Team. Tiina has a long career at Matkahuolto, and for the past few years she has been responsible for managing first the Parcel Services Customer Service Centre and later all customer service and claims operations at Matkahuolto. Tiina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Board of Directors

Mika Salokangas
Mika Salokangas
Chairperson, b. 1962

Mika is a board professional and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Matkahuolto. His previous positions include CEO of Ahlsell and Oy Saab-Auto Ab and Director of Wihuri Oy. He also holds several positions of trust on the boards of Telko Oy and Masino Oy, among others. Mika holds Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Johanna Lehtonen
Johanna Lehtonen
Vice-Chairperson, b. 1972

Johanna is the CEO of Pohjolan Matka. Johanna has previously worked for the company in various administrative and travel services roles. Johanna holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Henri Hihnala
Henri Hihnala
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1974

Henri is the CEO of Oulaisten Liikenne Oy. He has previously held various positions at Nokia, and he also chairs the Pohjois-Pohjanmaan ja Kainuun Bussiyrittäjät association. Henri holds the degree of Automotive and Transportation Technician.

Lauri Hiltunen
Lauri Hiltunen
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1984

Lauri is Chief Strategy and M&A Officer at Fiskars Oyj. He has previously held management positions in various companies, including Sanoma and Comptel. Lauri holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Economics.

Tomi Pienimäki
Tomi Pienimäki
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1973

Tomi is the CEO of Siili Solutions Oyj. His previous positions include CEO of Vincit Oyj and Jolla Oy, and Head of Digital Commerce at Finnair. Tomi holds a Doctor of Science degree in Technology and a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Kennet Svanbäck
Kennet Svanbäck
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1971

Kennet is the CEO of Ingsva. He has previously worked as an entrepreneur, and he has also held a number of positions of trust, for example at Fennia and in a number of different transport companies. Kennet is a technician by training.

Maria Timgren
Maria Timgren
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1984

Maria is EVP Strategy at SOK. Her previous positions include Head of Strategy and Acquisitions at Fazer and Management Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Maria holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Matti Viialainen
Matti Viialainen
Member of the Board of Directors, b. 1953

Matti holds the honorary title of Maakuntaneuvos. He has previously worked as Regional Mayor of South Karelia and South Savo, and as Deputy Director of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK). He also holds several positions of trust, for example as Chairperson of the Puumala Municipal Council. Matti holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences.

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