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2018-11-28

Pekka Ojanpää, upcoming President & CEO of Suominen, dies in aviation accident

Mr. Pekka Ojanpää, who was appointed as the new President & CEO of Suominen Corporation on 3 August 2018, died in aviation accident on Friday 23 November 2018. Currently, Ojanpää worked as President & CEO of Lassila & Tikanoja plc. He was set to start in his role at Suominen on 1 December 2018.

“We were eagerly anticipating for Pekka to start in charge of Suominen but, unfortunately, that will never happen. Our deepest condolences to Pekka’s family and friends,” says Jan Johansson, Chair of the Board of Directors of Suominen.


Tapio Engström, CFO of Suominen, who has acted as interim President & CEO since August, will continue in his role as interim President & CEO until further notice.

Suominen starts recruitment process for a new President & CEO immediately.



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