President and executive management group

The President

The President & CEO, in compliance with the Limited Liability Companies Act, attends to the administrative routines of the company in accordance with guidelines provided by the Board of Directors. In accordance with the Limited Liability Companies Act, the President & CEO is responsible for ensuring that the company’s bookkeeping complies with legislation and that financial management is reliably organised. Assisted by the executive management group, the President & CEO is responsible for the operations of the company and the implementation of the Board of Directors’ decisions and serves as the Chair of the Board of the subsidiaries. The President & CEO is not a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Executive management group

The executive management group supports the President & CEO. Its tasks are:

• To define, communicate, implement and follow up the strategy.
• To draw up an action plan and budget.
• To implement financial control and risk management.
• To implement resource planning, procurement and control.
• To implement external communications and stakeholder dialogue.
• To prepare matters for the Board of Directors.
• To develop the work of the executive management group

In addition to the CEO, the executive management group comprises Timo Kiiveri, Jussi Jyrinsalo, Marina Louhija, Tiina Miettinen, Jukka Metsälä, Tuomas Rauhala, Asta Sihvonen-Punkka and Kari Suominen.

 

Jukka Ruusunen

Doctor of Technology, born in 1958
President & CEO since 2007
Member of the executive management group since 2007, employed by Fingrid since 2007

Work Experience

Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Vice President, Business Development 1999-2006
Imatran Voima Oy, Advisor 1996-1999
Helsinki University of Technology, several positions 1982
Helsinki School of Economics, several positions 1982-1996
Helsinki School of Economics, assistant professor 1995

Key Positions of trust

ENTSO-E Assembly, member 2019-
The National Emergency Supply Council, chairman 2018-
Fingrid Datahub Oy, Chairman of the Board 2016-
ENSTO Oy, Member of the Board 2016-
Technology Academy Finland, member 2010-
Finextra Oy, Chairman of the Board 2009-
Visiting Professor of Aalto University School of Science and Technology 1995- and School of Economics 1996-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Asta Sihvonen-Punkka

Licentiate in Economics, M.For, born in 1962
Executive Vice President since 2019, Markets
Member of the executive management group since 2016,
employed by Fingrid since 2016

Work experience

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, director general 2011-2015
The Energy Market Authority (Energy Authority), director general 2002-2011
The Energy Market Authority (Sähkömarkkinakeskus), director 1998-2002

Key Positions of Trust

TSO Holding AS, Member of the Board 2022-  
eSett Oy, Deputy Member of the Board 2022-
Fingrid Datahub Oy, Member of the Board of Directors 2022- 
Gasgrid Finland Oy, Member of the Board 2020-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Jussi Jyrinsalo

Licentiate in Technology, born in 1964
Senior Vice President since 2005, Customers and Grid Planning
Member of the executive management group since 2005, employed by Fingrid since 1997

Work Experience

Fingrid Oyj, several positions 1997-2005
IVO Voimansiirto Oy, several positions 1993-1997
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Assistant Professor 1992-1993
Tampere University of Technology, several positions1989 -1992

Key positions of trust

Fingrid Datahub Oy, Board member 2020-
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, electricity and automation engineering advisory board 2020-
Member of the Nordic Grid Planning Committee 2016-
Finnish Energy, Member of the Grid Committee 2015-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

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Timo Kiiveri

M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA, HHJ, born in 1967
Senior Vice President since 2019, Asset Management

Member of the executive management group since 2019, employed by Fingrid since 2019

Work experience

Empower Oyj, President, Power Division 2012-2019*
Empower PN Oy, Managing Director 2014-2019
Empower, President, Baltic Operations 2014-2019
Empower Oyj, Member of the Group Executive Team 2012-2019
Fingrid Oyj, several positions 1997-2012
Imatran Voima Oy and IVO Voimansiirto Oy, several positions 1991-1997

Key positions of trust

FoxDo, Advisory Board member, 2020-
Vipetec Oy, Deputy Member of the Board, 2016-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Marina Louhija

LLM, Executive MBA, born in 1968
General Counsel since 2013, legal affairs and administration, compliance and sustainability
Member of the executive management group since 2017, employed by Fingrid since 2009
Secretary of the company’s Board of Directors since 2013

Work Experience

Fingrid Oyj, Head of Administration 2009-2013
Sonnenschein, Attorneys Ltd/Chicago, visiting lawyer, 2000
Roschier Oy, Attorney-at-Law, Specialist Counsel 1994-2009

Key positions of trust

Nordic RCC, Chair of the Board of Directors 2022-
Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd., Member of the Board of Directors 2022-
Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, member of the Group of Delegates 2020-

Other positions

Finextra Oy, CEO 2018-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Jukka Metsälä

M.Sc. (Tech), MBA, born in 1979
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2022
Member of the execution management group since 2022, employed by Fingrid since 2022

Work Experience

Gasum Oyj, Director in different management positions 2014-2022
PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Consultant in different positions 2011-2014
Fingrid Oyj, Business Development Manager 2003-2011

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Tiina Miettinen

M.Sc (Politics), M.Sc (Knowledge Management), HHJ, born in 1963
Senior Vice President since 2013, HR and communications
Member of the executive management group since 2013, employed by Fingrid since 2007

Work Experience

Fingrid Oyj, Head of Communications, 2007-2013
Housing Fair Finland Co-op, Head of Communications, 2004-2007
The Finnish Real Estate Federation, Communications Manager, 2003-2004
Akava ry - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland, Communications Manager, 1996-2003

Key positions of trust

Finextra Oy, Member of the Board 2018-
Finnish Energy, Member of the Labour Market Committee 2013-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Tuomas Rauhala

Doctor of Technology, born in 1979
Senior Vice President since 2022, Power System Operations

Member of the executive management group since 2022, employed by Fingrid since 2015

Work Experience:

Fingrid Oyj, several positions 2007-2014, 2015-
Alstom Grid / General Electric FACTS, Development Project Manager 2014-2015
Tampere University of Technology, several positions 2003-2007, 2007-2016

Key positions of trust:

Finextra Oy, member of board 2022-
Tampere University, docent 2019-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

 

Kari Suominen

M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA, HHJ, born in 1964
CIO since 2013, ICT
Member of the executive management group since 2013,
employed by Fingrid since 2013

Work Experience

Ahlstrom Oyj, CIO 2009
Konecranes Oyj, CIO 2002
STERIS Finn-Aqua, Head of Production 1997
Aquamaster-Rauma, Aquamaster-Rauma Korea Ltd, several positions 1989

Key positions of trust

eSett Oy, Member of the Board 2022-
DigiFinland Oy, Member of the Board 2/2020-
ENTSO-E Digital committee, member 2020-

Holds no shares in the company or in a company that belongs to the same group as Fingrid.

 

Advisory Committee

Fingrid's Board of Directors appoints an advisory committee with 10 to 14 members to serve as a link between the company, its customers and other stakeholders. The advisory committee is an
advisory body which provides perspectives on the company's grid operations and customer services from a customer point of view. The advisory committee widely represents electricity producers, transmitters, sellers, users and other electricity market actors.

 

Updated 20 May 2022