President and executive management group

The President

The CEO attends to the administrative routines of the company in accordance with guidelines provided by the Board of Directors. The CEO is responsible for the operations of the company assisted by the executive management group and serves as the Chairman of the Board of the subsidiary. The service terms of the CEO have been specified in a separate CEO's service contract which is approved by the Board of Directors. The financial benefits given by the CEO's service contract are described in the remuneration statement. The CEO is not a member of the 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, acquisition and control
  • to implement external communications and stakeholder dialogue
  • to prepare matters to the Board of Directors
  • to develop the work of the executive management group.

 

In addition to the CEO, the executive management group comprises Kari Kuusela, Jussi Jyrinsalo, Marina Louhija, Tiina Miettinen, Jan Montell, Reima Päivinen, 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
Imatran Voima Oy, Advisor 1996
Helsinki University of Technology, several positions 1982
Helsinki School of Economics, several positions 1982

Key Positions of trust

Finnish Energy, Board member 2017-
ENSTO Oy, Board member 2016-
Fingrid Datahub Oy, Chairman of the Board 2016-
ENTSO-E, Board member 2015-
The National Emergency Supply Council, member 2012-
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.

 

Kari Kuusela

M.Sc. (Tech.), born in 1955
Executive Vice President since 2007, Asset Management
Member of the executive management group since 1999, employed by Fingrid since 1997

Work Experience

Fingrid Oyj, Technical Director and Construction Manager 1997
Imatran Voima Oy, IVO Transmission Engineering Oy, IVO International Oy and IVO Voimansiirto Oy, several positions 1983
Nokia Metalliteollisuus (Kaapeli), Development Engineer 1981

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

ENTSO-E System Development Committee, member 2009-
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.

Marina Louhija


LLM, born in 1968
General Counsel since 2013, legal and administrative affairs
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

Fingrid Datahub Oy, Member of the Board of Directors 2016-
Member of the Law and Regulatory Group, ENTSO-E, 2013-

Other positions

Finextra Oy, Managing Director 2018-

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), 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-
Housing Fair Finland Co-op, 2004-2007
The Finnish Real Estate Federation, 2003-2004
Akava ry - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland, 1996-2003

Key positions of trust

Finextra Oy, Board member 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.

 

Jan Montell

M.Sc. (Finance), born 1968
Chief Financial Officer (CFO, since 2013
Member of the executive management group
starting since 2013

Work Experience

Finextra Oy, Managing Director, 2014-2017
KPMG, Company Management Consultant, Partner 2007-2013
Stradea Consulting, Company Management Consultant, Partner, CEO 2002-2007
Trema, Company Management Consultat, Senior Manager 2000-2001
Ernst & Young, Company Management Consultant, Senior Manager 1996-2000
Coopers & Lybrand, Company Management Consultant, Manager 1994-1996
Schildts Förlag, Financial Director 1992-1993

Key positions of trust

Fingrid Datahub Oy, Board member 2016-
Nord Pool AS, Board member 2016-

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

 

Reima Päivinen

M.Sc. (Tech.), born in 1958
Senior Vice President since 2005, Power System Operations
Member of the executive management group since 2005, employed by Fingrid since 1997

Work experience

Fingrid Oyj, Balance Service Manager 2000-2005
Fingrid Oyj, Development Manager 1997-2000
Imatran Voima Oy and IVO Voimansiirto Oy, several positions 1983

Key positions of trust

Member of ENTSO-E System Operation Committee 2009- and member of Regional Group Nordic 2005-
Chairman of Power and District Heat Pool 2009-
Finextra Oy, Board member 2009-

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
Senior Vice President since 2016, 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

ANS Finland Oy, Member of the Board 2017-
eSett Oy, Chairman of the Board 2016-
Nord Pool AS, Deputy Member of the Board 2016-

Other positions

Fingrid Datahub Oy, Managing Director 2017-

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

 

Kari Suominen

M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA, 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, Deputy Member of the Board 2017-

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 17 February 2017