STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 15 Dec 2010
Pöyry appoints Jarkko Sairanen as President of the Management Consulting business group
PÖYRY PLC Company Announcement 15 December 2010 at 9.15 a.m.
Jarkko Sairanen, 47, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Pöyry PLC and President of the Management Consulting business group. He will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC and will report to Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC. Sairanen will be based in the Pöyry headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. He will take over his new duties by 1 April 2011 at the latest.
Jarkko Sairanen comes with broad international leadership experience and strong background in the management consulting sector. Sairanen is currently the President, Automotive Software, of Elektrobit Corporation. Prior to joining Elektrobit he had several key roles in Nokia, among others responsibility for Corporate Strategy. Before joining Nokia Sairanen had a successful 9 year career with the Boston Consulting Group in Helsinki and Munich. At Boston Consulting Group Sairanen became Vice-President and Partner in the Helsinki office. Sairanen has a MBA from INSEAD and M.Sc from Helsinki University of Technology.
Norbert Gorny, Executive Vice President of Pöyry PLC and President of the Management Consulting business group, will leave Pöyry on 31 December 2010 to return to an opportunity in the manufacturing sector.
Heikki Malinen, President and CEO, Pöyry PLC:
"The growth and development of the management consulting business is key to Pöyry's future. I would like to thank Norbert for his leadership in driving the transformation process of the new Management Consulting business group. He has established a strong foundation for future growth of management consulting in Pöyry."
"I'm convinced that Jarkko's broad industry background, combined with his in-depth understanding of the management consulting business, will secure successful implementation of our growth strategy. Together with the management team of the newly established business group, Jarkko will lead management consulting at Pöyry to a new era."
Jarkko Sairanen comments "I am truly excited about the opportunity to join Pöyry at this time of significant transformation of the entire company. The management consulting business group has started a journey towards a coherent global consulting entity based on a common strategy and common key processes. I look forward to continuing to lead the team into this direction."
Additional information by:
Heikki Malinen, President and CEO, Pöyry PLC, Finland
Contacts to Jaana Pihlajaniemi, tel. +358 10 33 22399
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).
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