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Management

President and CEO

The President and CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors. The President and CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Group in accordance with the guidelines and instructions of the Board of Directors. The statutory duties of the President and CEO include ensuring that the Company's accounting methods comply with law and other regulations, and that the financial matters are handled in a reliable manner. The President and CEO is also in charge of the preparation of matters to be presented to the Board of Directors. The President and CEO is assisted in these duties by the Group Executive Committee.

Martin à Porta is the President and CEO of Pöyry PLC since 1 January 2016. 

Group Executive Committee (GEC)

The GEC consists of the President and CEO and the other members appointed by the Board of Directors.  The GEC's main responsibility is to assist the President and CEO in the operative management of the Pöyry Group. The tasks of the GEC include, among other things, planning, implementing and monitoring the Pöyry Group’s strategy as approved by the Board of Directors, review and control of financial matters, monitoring current affairs relevant to the business, such as major client projects, M&A and personnel matters, risk management and promoting internal co-operation within the Pöyry Group.

The members of the GEC report to the President and CEO and have roles and responsibilities assigned by the President and CEO. The GEC holds regular meetings chaired by the President and CEO. The President and CEO is responsible for the decisions made by the GEC. 

Read more about the members of the GEC below.

Martin à Porta

President and CEO

Chairman Regional Operations (acting)

President Management Consulting Business Group (acting)

Primary working experience:

  • Siemens Building Technologies Europe, CEO 2012-2015
  • Siemens WLL, CEO, Qatar 2010-2012
  • Siemens Building Technologies International Group HQ, various executive leadership positions 2005-2010
  • Siemens Building Technologies Ltd., various strategy and M&A, business development and project management positions 2001-2004
  • Wetellyou.com AG, Managing Director & Co-owner, Switzerland / US 2000-2001
  • Electrowatt Engineering Ltd., various engineering & project management positions 1996-2000

Anja McAlister

Head of Transformation and Strategy

Executive Vice President

Primary working experience:

  • Pöyry PLC, President Energy Business Group 2015-2016
  • Pöyry Management Consulting Oy, Vice President 2014-2015
  • Renewa Oy (biomass boiler manufacturer), Managing director 2013
  • UPM Group, Senior Vice President, Head of Energy Business 2004-2013
  • Electrowatt-Ekono Oy (part of the Pöyry Group), Senior Vice President, Head of the Management Consulting Northern Europe 2000–2004
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry, Finland, Industrial Counsellor, Head of Energy Policy & Analyses team 1998-2000
  • Kymppivoima Oy, Operations Manager and Managing Director 1995-1998
  • Energia-Ekono Oy, Senior Consultant 1993-1995
  • Sheffield Heat and Power Ltd., Sheffield, UK, Technical Manager 1990-1993
  • City of Kuopio, Finland, Operations Manager of 100/200 MW biomass CHP plant 1984-1989

Key positions of trust:

  • Cargotec Oyj, member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit and Risk management Committee 2009-2016
  • Member of the Council of Security Supply and Infrastructure of Finland 2008-2015
  • Renewa Oy, member of the Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • Dovre Group Oyj, member of the Board of Directors 2013
  • Fingrid Oyj, member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee 2006-2011
  • Kemijoki Oy, member of the Supervisory Board, 2005-2013
  • Gasum Oyj, member of the Supervisory Board 1999-2000

Nicholas Oksanen

President, Industry Business Group

Executive Vice President

Primary working experience:

  • Pöyry, President, Business Unit Pulp and Paper 2009-
  • Pöyry, various leading positions within Pulp and Paper 1997-2009
  • Jaakko Pöyry Deutschland GmbH, Process Engineer 1995-1997
  • Pöyry, Paper Technology Division, Process Engineer 1993

Key positions of trust:

  • Paperi-insinöörit ry - Pappersingenjörerna - Paper engineers' association ry, member of the Board of Directors
  • Finland-Asean Trade Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors 2015-
  • Runtech Systems Oy, member of the Board of Directors
  • The Finnish Association of Consulting Firms SKOL, member of the Board of Directors 2016-

Richard Pinnock

President, Energy Business Group and Global Sales & Project Management

Executive Vice President

Primary working experience:

  • Pöyry, Executive Vice President, Group Strategic Growth 2010-2014
  • Pöyry, President Energy Business Group 2003-2009
  • Electrowatt-Ekono Ltd (part of Pöyry Group), Chief Operating Officer 2002-2003
  • Electrowatt-Ekono (Thailand) Ltd. (part of Pöyry Group), Managing Director 2000-2002
  • Pöyry, various management positions within the Energy business group in Southeast Asia, 1998-2000
  • Pöyry, Senior Project Manager in the Energy business group, Thailand 1997-1998
  • Eskom, South Africa, Manager, 3600 MW Tutuka power plant; Member of the Generation Group Executive Committee, 1995-1997
  • Eskom, South Africa, Engineering Manager of Kendal and Majuba power plants 1993-1995
  • UCI International, Germany, Plant Management Systems Specialist 1991-1992
  • Eskom, South Africa, Plant Engineering Manager 1990-1991
  • Eskom, Thermal Power Plant Engineer, 3600 MW Duvha power plant 1986-1990

Juuso Pajunen

CFO

Executive Vice President

Primary working experience:

  • Pöyry, Vice President Finance, Group Business Control 2013-2016
  • Pöyry, Business Area Controller, Urban Finland 2012-2013
  • Pöyry, Business Area Controller 2010-2012
  • Pöyry, Business Area Controller Transportation Eastern Europe, Finland & Russia 2009-2010
  • Pöyry, Various finance & controlling positions within Pöyry

See also