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, 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

ENSTO Oy, Member of the Board 2016-
The National Emergency Supply Council, chairman 2018-
Technology Academy Finland, member 2010-
Fingrid Datahub Oy, Chairman of the Board 2016-
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.

 

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 Gridplanning 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, 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

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 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

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, member of the Group of Delegates 2020-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, 2007-2013
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, 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.

 

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, Management Consultant, Partner 2007-2013
Stradea Consulting, Management Consultant, Partner, CEO 2002-2007
Trema, Management Consultant, Senior Manager 2000-2001
Ernst & Young, Management Consultant, Senior Manager 1996-2000
Coopers & Lybrand, Management Consultant, Manager 1994-1996
Schildts Förlag, Financial Director 1992-1993

Key positions of trust

Pohjola Rakennus PRG Oy, Board member, 4/2019-, Chairman of the 
The Counties’ Service Centre for Facilities and Real Estate Management, Board member 2018-

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

Chairman of the ENTSO-E Nordic System Operation Committee 2018-
Chairman of Power and District Heat Pool 2009-
Finextra Oy, Member of the Board 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
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

Gasgrid Finland Oy, Member of the Board 2020-
eSett Oy, 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

SoteDigi Oy, Member of the Board 2/2020-
ENTSO-E Digital Committee, member 2020-
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 1 April 2020