Executive board

The Executive Board consists of the CEO, his/her deputy (if one has been appointed), the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents responsible for the Business Units, strategic customers and corporate functions. The role of the Executive Board is to manage Outotec’s business as a whole. The Executive Board members have extensive authorities in their individual areas of responsibility and have the duty to develop Outotec’s operations in line with the targets set by the Board of Directors and the CEO. Executive Board meetings are convened by the CEO on a regular basis and all decisions made are recorded in minutes of the Executive Board. The Executive Board has no statutory official role determined by law or by the Articles of Association, however it plays a significant role in Outotec’s management.

Markku Teräsvasara | President and CEO

B.Sc. Civil engineering, b. 1965, Finnish citizen

President and CEO of Outotec as of October 1, 2016. Member of Outotec Executive Board and employed by the company as of October 1, 2016.  

Work experience

President and CEO, Outotec Oyj 10/2016-
• President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Service Division (Örebro Sweden) 2014-2016
• President, Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment Division (Nanjing China) 2011-2013
• General Manager, Atlas Copco CMT Sweden AB 2008-2011
• Vice President, Marketing Atlas Copco, Surface Drilling Equipment (SDE) division 2004-2008
• Product Manager Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Equipment division Underground Eqt 2001-2004
• Product Manager, Atlas Copco CMT Finland (Customer Center) 1997-2001
• Project Manager and Senior Designer, Insinööritoimisto Pitkälä Oy & Pitla Oy 1994-1997
• Designer, Insinööritoimisto Lauri Pitkälä Oy, Finland 1990-1993
• Designer, Nord-engineering Oy, Turku, Finland 1988-1990

 

 

 

Gustav Kildén | Senior Vice President – Strategic Customers and Business Development

B. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering & Energy Technology), b. 1971, Swedish citizen

Member of Outotec Executive Board as of September 2017 and employed by the company since 2015 and during 2007-2014.

Work experience

• Outotec Oyj, Senior Vice President, Strategic Customers and Business Development 9/2017-
• Outotec Oyj, Senior Vice President, Head of Market Area Europe & North Africa 2015-2017
• Bosch Rexroth AS, Division Manager – Operations 2014-2015
• Outotec (Sweden) AB, Product Line Manager/Sales Manager 2007-2014
• Accona Industrier, Sales Manager 2006-2007
• Hydro Aluminium, Supply Chain Manager/Purchasing Manager 2004-2005
• Schott Glas GmbH, Export Sales Manager 1999-2004

Kalle Härkki | Executive Vice President, President of Metals, Energy& Water Business Unit

born 1969
D. Sc. (Tech.)
Finnish citizen

Member of Outotec Executive Board since 2008 and employed by Outotec since 2006. Employed by Outokumpu group 1998-2006.

Work experience

• Executive Vice President, President of Metals, Energy & Water Business Unit 10/2016-
• Executive Vice President, President of Minerals Processing Business Unit 2013-2016
• President, Services Business Area, Outotec Oyj 2008-2013
• President, Outotec Research Oy 2005-2008
• Manager, Application Engineering, Outokumpu Copper Products, Europe Division 2003-2005
• Technology Manager, Outokumpu Copper Products, Europe Division 2002-2003
• Technology Manager, Outokumpu Poricopper Oy 2001-2002
• Development Manager, Outokumpu Copper Products R&D 1999-2001
• Research Engineer, Outokumpu Copper Products R&D 1998-1999

Kimmo Kontola | Executive Vice President, President of Minerals Processing Business Unit

M.Sc. (Eng.) b. 1962, Finnish citizen

Member of the Executive Board in 2013-2015 and as of 2017. Employed by Outotec since 2006.

Work experience

  • Executive Vice President, Minerals Processing business unit 2017-
  • Vice President, Beneficiation business line 2016
  • Executive Vice President, President of Americas region 2014-2015
  • Executive Vice President, President of APAC region 2013-2014
  • Vice President – Process Equipment, Non–Ferrous Solutions, Outotec 2010-2013
  • President - Market Area Europe & CIS, Minerals Processing, Outotec 2008-2010
  • Vice President – Product Management,  Minerals Processing, Outokumpu Technology Group 2004-2007
  • Vice President – Automation, Outokumpu Mintec Oy 2000-2003
  • Vice President, Metorex International Oy 1995-2000
  • Country Manager, Metorex GmbH, Germany 1992-1995
  • Export Manager, Outokumpu Instruments Oy 988-1992
  • Sales Manager, Ekström Oy 1987-1988

Tomas Hakala | Executive Vice President, President of Services business unit

B.Sc. Production Economics, b. 1968, Finnish citizen

Member of Outotec Executive Board as of November 13, 2017 and employed by the company since 2017.

Work experience

  • Executive Vice President, President of Services business unit 11/2017-
  • Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Services, 4 Stroke Engine Services 2015-2017
  • Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Services, Solution Management 2014-2015
  • Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Services, Americas 2010-2014
  • Wärtsilä Brasil Ltda., Managing Director, President, Wärtsilä Latin America 2005-2010
  • Wärtsilä Ecuador S.A., President Wärtsilä Ecuador and Colombia 2001-2005
  • Wärtsilä Operations & Maintenance Oy Ltd., Area Sales Manager,  Asia & East Europe 2000-2001
  • Wärtsilä NSD Sweden AB, General Manager, Service Sales 1999-2000
  • Wärtsilä NSD Sweden AB, Manager, Power Plants Service 1998-1999
  • Wärtsilä NSD China Ltd., General Manager, Power Plants 1997-1998
  • Wärtsilä NSD Shanghai Representative Office, Chief Representative 1996-1998
  • Wärtsilä Diesel Shanghai Representative Office, Area Manager, Power Plants Department 1995-1996
  • Wärtsilä Diesel (China) Ltd., Area Manager, Power Plants Department 1994-1995
  • Wärtsilä Diesel Oy, Sales Engineer 1992-1994

Jari Ålgars | Chief Financial Officer

M. Sc. (Econ.), b. 1964, Finnish citizen

Member of Outotec Executive Board and employed by the company since October 2015.

Work experience

  • Chief Financial Officer, Outotec Oyj 2015-
  • President, Andritz Feed & Biofuel A/S 2009-2015
  • EVP, Division Manager Wood processing, Andritz Oy 2007-2009
  • EVP, Director, Global Operations, Andritz Oy 2007-2007
  • CFO, Andritz Oy 2001-2007
  • VP, Director Projects,  Andritz-Ahlstrom Oy 2000-2001
  • CFO, Andritz Oy 1999-2000
  • CFO, Andritz AB 1997-1999
  • EVP, Director Projects, Andritz AB 1996-1997
  • CFO, Andritz AB 1994-1996
  • Controller, Kone KMV AB 1993-1994
  • MD, Oy Ålgars Ab 1990-1992
  • MD, Oy Furwood Ab 1988-1990
  • Financial Manager, Oy Furwood Ab 1987-1988

Past positions of trust

• Chairman and legal representative, Shanghai Shende Ltd 2013-2015
• Chairman, joint venture Enmas-Andritz Private Ltd, India 2015-2015
• Board member, joint venture Enmas-Andritz Private Ltd, India 2005-2015
• Board member, joint venture Waplans Mekaniska AB 1994-2011
• Various board memberships, Andritz 1994-2015

Kaisa Aalto-Luoto | Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

M.Sc. (Econ.) b. 1979, Finnish citizen

Member of the Executive Board as of April 2016 and employed by the company since 2013

Work experience

  • Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Outotec Oyj 2016-
  • Director, Human Resources, Minerals Processing Business Unit, Outotec Oyj 2015-2016
  • Director, Human Resources, Supply and Delivery, Outotec Oyj 2013-2015
  • Vice President, Human Resources and Customer Experience, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited 2012-2013
  • Vice President, Human Resources, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited 2009-2012
  • Vice President, Human Resources and Cstomer Experience, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited 2012-2013
  • Human Resources Development Manager, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited  2008-2009
  • Various Human Resources positions, GlaxoSmithKline Oy 2004-2008
  • Human Resources Consultant, Legioona Oy 2002-2004

Past positions of trust

  • Member of the board of Innova Personnel Fund and Pension Services Ltd. 2011-2013
  • Member of the board of Mandatum Life Insurance Baltic SE 2010-2011

Nina Kiviranta | General Counsel (Legal, Contract Management & Corporate Responsibility)

Master of Laws, b. 1964, Finnish citizen

Member of the Executive Board and employed by the company since 2013.

Work experience

  • General Counsel, Outotec Oyj 2013-
  • Head of Corporate Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks 2006-2013
  • General Counsel; Vice President, Legal; Legal Counsel, M-real Corporation/Metsä-Serla Oyj 1996-2006
  • Associate , Attorney at Law Ahola, Pentzin, Rantasila & Sokka Oy 1994-1996
  • Finnish Attorney, Attorneys at Law Smith, Gambrell & Russell Ltd 1992-1994

Positions of trust

  • Finavia Corporation, Member of the board 03/2016-
  • The Finland Arbitration Institute, Member of the board 06/2016-

Olli Nastamo | Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence

M.Sc. (Engineering) b. 1956, Finnish citizen

Member of the Executive Board 2013-2015 and as of April 2016. Employed by the company since 2013.

Work experience

  • Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, Outotec Oyj 04/2017-
  • Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing & Operational Excellence,  Outotec Oyj 4/2016-3/2017
  • Chief Digital Officer, Digital Platforms, Outotec Oyj 2016
  • Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, Outotec Oyj 2013-2015
  • Vice President, Comptel Inventory and business operations, Comptel Corporation Oyj 2011-2013
  • Senior Vice President, Business Services, Elektrobit Oyj 2009-2011
  • Senior Vice President, Operations Platform, Elektrobit Oyj 2007-2009
  • Head of R&D Services, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) 2007
  • Heading of R&D Contracting & Collaboration substream in NSN Integration, Nokia Oyj, Networks 2006 
  • Vice President, WCDMA RAN Business, Nokia Oyj, Radio Networks 2003-2005
  • Vice President, Product Creation Competencies & Processes, Nokia Oyj, Nokia Networks 2003
  • Vice President, Sites & HR, Nokia Oyj, Nokia Networks 2001-2002
  • Nokia Oyj, Radio Access Networks, several leadership positions 1996-2001
  • PI Group, several leadership positions 1982-1996