Martti Ala-Härkönen, Tapio Kolunsarka and Pekka Kuusniemi to join the Board of Rettig ICC
April 2018Martti Ala-Härkönen (b. 1965), Tapio Kolunsarka (b. 1975) and Pekka Kuusniemi (b. 1968) have been appointed as new members of the Board of Rettig ICC, a wholly-owned portfolio company of Rettig Group. They all have extensive experience in successfully leading international businesses, and are currently serving as top executives in Finnish publicly traded companies: Martti Ala-Härkönen is CFO of Caverion, Tapio Kolunsarka is President and CEO of Ramirent, and Pekka Kuusniemi is President and CEO of Raisio Group.
Backgrounds of the new Board members
Martti Ala-Härkönen, Dr.Sc. (Econ.) and Lic.Sc. (Tech.), is CFO of Caverion, which designs, builds, operates and maintains intelligent and energy-efficient solutions for buildings, industries and infrastructures in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. He previously held similar positions at Cramo, WM-data and Novo Group.
Tapio Kolunsarka, M.Sc. (Eng.) and M.Sc. (Econ.), is President and CEO of Ramirent, which provides a broad product portfolio of high quality construction rental equipment in ten countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. He previously served in several leading positions at UPM Raflatac in Finland and in the United States, most recently as the company’s Executive Vice President. He began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Pekka Kuusniemi, M.Sc. (Econ.), is President and CEO of Raisio Group, an international food and feed company. He previously served as President and CEO of Oras Group and also served as CEO of Hansa Armaturen. He began his career at Unilever.
All of the new Board members are considered to be independent of the company and of its shareholders.
Tomas von Rettig, President and CEO of Rettig Group:
“We are very pleased and excited to begin working with such recognised executives as Martti, Tapio and Pekka, each with many years of international experience in various industrial sectors. Our strategy is to own and develop best-in-class companies, and by appointing these new external members to the Board of Rettig ICC, we are able to further improve our ownership excellence in the company and support its continuing growth in the global playing field.”)
The Board members of Rettig ICC are:
- Tomas von Rettig, Chairman of the Board (President and CEO, Rettig Group)
- Martti Ala-Härkönen (CFO, Caverion)
- Tapio Kolunsarka (President and CEO, Ramirent)
- Pekka Kuusniemi (President and CEO, Raisio Group)
- Thomas Landell (General Counsel, Rettig Group)
- Matts Rosenberg (COO, Rettig Group)
- Tomas Ölander (CFO, Rettig Group)