Jukka Pahta appointed chief financial officer of Pöyry
Finland, 21 Dec 2010, Jukka Pahta, 44, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pöyry PLC. He will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC and report to Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC. Jukka Pahta will be based at the Pöyry headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. He will take over his new duties on 1 March 2011 at the latest.
Jukka Pahta has extensive and strong professional expertise in leading finance, treasury and IT functions. Jukka Pahta is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy to Chief Executive Officer of Myllykoski Oyj. Before joining Myllykoski, Jukka Pahta had a central role in IT and systems development at M-Real, where he was based in the United Kingdom for five years. Jukka Pahta holds a M.Sc. (Economics) degree from Turku School of Economics, Finland and a MBA from the London Business School.
Heikki Malinen, President and CEO, Pöyry PLC:
"I am very pleased to have Jukka Pahta join Pöyry's executive team. Jukka Pahta is an experienced finance professional and brings a solid understanding of finance, treasury and IT. During his career, Jukka has led extensive systems development projects and increased the effectiveness of finance and control processes."
Jukka Pahta comments: "It is really inspiring to join Pöyry in these interesting times. The selected strategy in Engineering Balanced Sustainability gives a sound platform for business development and profitable growth globally. I look very much forward to being able to contribute to that process in my role as the CFO."
Johan Brink, acting CFO of Pöyry PLC will continue in Pöyry PLC Group Finance reporting to Jukka Pahta.
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7000 experts and the local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2009 were EUR 674 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V)