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.

CEO
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.

 

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
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 has served as the Director of Altia Finland since 2009. He is a board member of The Association of Finnish Alcoholic Beverage Suppliers (SAJK).

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.

Matti Piri
SVP, CFO

b. 1969, M. Sc. in Business Management

SVP, CFO since 2013
Member of Executive Management Team since 2013
Joined Altia in 2013

Main work experience:
He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Roal Oy. Previously, he has served as the Vice President Finance & Control as well as Acting Chief Financial Officer at Neste Oil Oyj and as a deputy member of the Board of Directors of Chemigate Oy. In addition, he has held several managerial positions at MARS Inc and Effemex Europe.

Kirsi Puntila
SVP, Marketing

Twitter: @KirsiPuntila

b. 1970, M.Sc. in Economics

SVP, Marketing 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, Stockholm. She has also served as the Global Marketing Manager (Kahlua and Absolut Flavors) of The Absolut Company (Pernod Ricard S.A).

 

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 is a member of the Board of Directors of Roal Oy. Previously, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of A-Pullo Oy, a member and a deputy member of the Board of Directors of Chemigate Oy and a deputy member of the Board of Directors of Palpa Lasi Oy. He also 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.