Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The Board of Directors appoints and dismisses the CEO, decides on the financial benefits and other terms of the employment within the valid remuneration policy presented to the Annual General Meeting, and supervises the CEO’s operations. The CEO is responsible for managing Kempower’s operations in accordance with the instructions and regulations issued by the company’s Board of Directors.

The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day administration and daily management of the company in accordance with the Companies Act and the instructions and regulations issued by the Board of Directors. The company’s management team supports the CEO in handling operational matters.

To see holdings of the Leadership Team please see the page Share and Shareholders, section Manager’s Transactions.

Tomi Ristimäki

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Member of the Leadership Team, 2019–

b. 1975
Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Related work experience

Sales Director, OEM, Danfoss Editron Oy, 2017–2019
Director, Sales and Marketing, Visedo Oy, 2011–2017
Product Manager, Honeywell GmbH, 2007–2011
Sales, Marketing and Product development management roles, Vacon Plc, 2000–2007

Key positions of trust

Member of the Board Etteplan Oyj 2023-
Member, Transportation Committee, The Finland Chamber of Commerce 2023-
Member of the Board, eMobility branch group of Technology Industries of Finland, 2020–

Holding: 24,583 shares

Jukka Kainulainen

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Member of the Leadership Team, 2021–

b. 1982
Master’s degree in Economics

Relevant work experience

CFO, Biohit Oyj, 2018–2021
Head of Controlling team, CGI Finland Ltd, 2017–2018
Head of Group Financial planning and analysis team, Affecto Ltd, 2016–2017
Business controller, Capgemini Finland Oy, 2013–2016
Controller and Financial management roles, TietoEVRY Corporation, 2008–2013

Holding: 19,385 shares

Sanna Otava

Chief Operating Officer (COO), 2021–

Member of the Leadership Team, 2019–

b. 1975
Master’s degree in Energy Technology

Relevant work experience

Director, Operations, Kempower, 2019–2021
Business Development Manager, Kemppi Oy, 2008–2019
Business Development Manager, Digita Oy, 2000–2008

Holding: 9,604 shares

Jussi Vanhanen

Chief Markets Officer (CMO)

Member of the Leadership Team, 2021–

b. 1972
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Related work experience

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Efore Oyj (now Enedo Plc), 2018–2021
Business Unit director, Ensto Ltd, 2017–2018
Program Director, Finpro Oy (now Business Finland Oy) 2016–2017
Marketing director, The Switch Drive Systems Ltd, 2007–2016
Sales Director, ABB Oy, 1998–2007

Holding: 2,423 shares

Tommi Liuska

Chief Sales Officer (CSO) 2020–

Member of the Leadership Team, 2019–

b. 1977
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management

Relevant work experience

Director, Business Development, Kempower, 2019–2020
Sales and Marketing Director, Smart Buildings Business Unit, Ensto Ltd, 2018–2019
Sales and Marketing Director, Electrification Business Unit, Ensto Ltd, 2016–2018
Sales and Marketing Director, Industrial Solutions Business Unit, Ensto Ltd, 2015–2016
Sales and Operations management roles, Ensto Ltd, 2009–2014
Project Manager, Salcomp Plc, 2007–2009
Project Manager, Ensto Ltd, 2006–2007
Project Manager, Cencorp Oyj (now Valoe Corporation), 2005–2006

Holding: 18,041 shares

Juha-Pekka Suomela

Chief Service Business Officer (CSBO)

Member of the Leadership Team, 9/2022–

b. 1974
Master of Science, Economics and Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Relevant work experience

Director, Global Centers of Excellence, Danfoss Drives, 2015–2022
Director, Product Support, Solutions & Services, Vacon Drives Finland, Vacon Plc, 2010–2015
Account management and marketing roles, Vacon Plc, 2001–2010

Holding: 3,310 shares

Hanne Peltola

Chief People Officer

Member of the Leadership Team, June 2023-

Executive Master of Business Administration (eMBA), Aalto University Executive Education, 2014
Master of Social Sciences, Jyväskylä University, 1998.
University Diploma in Social Psychology, University of Kent, UK, 1995-96

Relevant work experience

Vice President, Human Resources, Valmet Flow Control business line, 2022-2023
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Neles Oyj, 2020-2022
Vice President HR, Region HR EMEA and Valves Business Area, Metso Oyj, 2016-2020
Group HR Director, Paroc Group Oy, 2015-2016
Director, Human Resources, Outotec Oyj, 2010-2015
Roles in Human Resources in Larox Oyj and UPM-Kymmene Oyj in 2001-2010.

Holding: 30 shares