8.9.2015 12:00
Press Releases, Electricity Market, Current News

Asta Sihvonen-Punkka appointed Fingrid's Senior Vice President, Electricity Market Development

Asta Sihvonen-Punkka has been appointed Fingrid's Senior Vice President, Electricity Market Development. She will join Fingrid on 1 January 2016 and take over the responsibility for electricity market development as of 1 March 2016, upon the retirement of Executive Vice President Juha Kekkonen, who has held the position since Fingrid was founded. The Senior Vice President, Electricity Market Development is a member of Fingrid's executive management group and reports to the company's President and CEO Jukka Ruusunen.


Sihvonen-Punkka holds the degree of Licentiate of Science (Economics and Business Administration). She is currently the Director General of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, and her work experience also includes positions as the Director General of the Finnish Energy Market Authority and as an Assistant Director in the Finnish Competition Authority.

The duties of Fingrid's Senior Vice President, Electricity Market Development require extensive knowledge of the electricity market and EU legislation, as well as experience in the supervision of interests. In addition, good networking skills in Finland and throughout Europe are necessary. The responsibility for electricity market development will include the development of information exchange on the electricity market, particularly the establishment of a centralised information exchange solution, known as a datahub, in the near future.

Jukka Ruusunen, Fingrid's President and CEO, is glad that the company has found a competent, qualified professional who has previous knowledge of the electricity market.

-  We are proud to have as our Senior Vice President, Electricity Market Development a person who has not only expertise and experience in the electricity market but also solid experience in management, as well as international and domestic networks already in place, says Ruusunen, commenting on the appointment.
 
Further information:
Fingrid's President & CEO Jukka Ruusunen, tel. +358 40 593 8428.