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Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team is chaired by the CEO of Altia and comprises other senior management appointed by the Board of Directors. On this page you'll find the biographies of the members of EMT. Read more about the role of the Executive Management Team on our Governance pages.

Pekka Tennilä
CEO

Twitter: @PekkaTennila

b. 1969, M. Sc. in Business Management

CEO since 2014
Member of Executive Management Team since 2014
Joined Altia in 2014

Main work experience:
Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Baltics at Carlsberg Group, and has also held other managerial positions at Carlsberg Group.

Key positions of trust:
Member of the Board of Raisio Plc
Member of the Board of Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL)
Member of the Board of Marketing Finland

Janne Halttunen
SVP, Scandinavia

b. 1970, M. Sc. Business Administration

SVP,  Scandinavia since 2017
Member of Executive Management Team since 2015
Joined Altia in 2009

Main work experience:
He joined Altia in 2009 as the Managing Director of Oy Wennerco Ab. Previously, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Partner Business and Export; as the Director, Business Development; Managing Director, Partner Brands, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Craft & Cask Ltd. In addition, he has held several managerial positions at British American Tobacco.

Kari Kilpinen
SVP, Finland & Exports

b. 1963, MBA, Bachelor of Hospitality Management

SVP, Finland & Exports since 2017
Member of Executive Management Team since 2017
Joined Altia in 1997

Main work experience:
He joined Altia in 1997 and served as the Director of Altia Finland between 2005 and 2015 and as Commercial Director, Finland markets between 2015 and 2017.  Previously served as Managing Director of several of Altia’s subsidiaries between 2010 and 2020.

Key positions of trust:
Board member of The Association of Finnish Alcoholic Beverage Suppliers (SAJK)
Board of Directors of Palpa Lasi Oy

Kirsi Lehtola
SVP, HR

b. 1963, Master of Laws

SVP, HR since 2016
Member of Executive Management Team since 2016
Joined Altia in 2016

Main work experience:
Previously, she served as HR Director, Insurance and Wealth Management at OP Financial Group as well as Head of HR, Group HR Services, and Senior Vice President, HR, Publication Paper and Finland at Stora Enso Oyj. She has also been a member in the Advisory Committee of Forest Industry Federation.

Kirsi Puntila
SVP, Marketing

Twitter: @KirsiPuntila

b. 1970, M.Sc. in Economics

SVP, Marketing, Innovation and Product Development since 2016
Member of Executive Management Team since 2016
Joined Altia in 2014

Main work experience:
Previously, she served as the Spirits Category Director of Altia and the Marketing Director, Altia Brands, based in Stockholm. She has also served as the Global Marketing Manager (Absolut Flavors and Kahlua) of The Absolut Company (Pernod Ricard S.A).

Key positions of trust:
Board member of Vapo Oy

 

Hannu Tuominen
SVP, Altia Industrial

b. 1958, M.Sc. (Eng.)

SVP, Altia Industrial (previously Industrial Services and Supply Chain) since 2009
Member of Executive Management Team since 2008
Joined Altia in 2008

Main work experience:
He served as an Interim CEO of Altia from November 2013 to May 2014. Previously he served Vaisala Corporation as Production Director and Division Director in 1992–2007. In addition, he has held several managerial positions at Fiskars Oyj.

Key positions of trust:
Board member of Roal Oy.

Juhana Jokinen
Interim CFO

b. 1968, M.Sc. Economics

Member of extended Executive Management Team since 2020
Joined Altia in 2020
 

Main work experience:
Previously, Jokinen served in different management positions in the finance department at Sponda Plc. Before this he worked for five years as accounting manager at Vattenfall Oy and for five years at KPMG with audit and finance systems.