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Changes in Aktia’s Executive Committee and responsibilities

Aktia Pankki Oyj
·3 min read

Aktia Bank Plc
Stock exchange release
5 May 2021 at 8.05 a.m.

Changes in Aktia’s Executive Committee and responsibilities

Aktia informed on 30 April 2021 that it had completed the transaction regarding the acquisition of Taaleri’s wealth management operations. As a part of this change, the Group’s governance and organisational structure will be simplified. The aim with the changes is to make the responsibilities and leadership of the different business areas clearer.

  • Sari Leppänen has been appointed EVP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and member of the Executive Committee as of 9 August 2021. Leppänen is very experienced in leading the business and technology transformations in technology companies. She has previously worked as CIO and DPO for 3 Step IT.

  • Anssi Huhta, EVP, Director for the business area Corporate Customers and member of the Executive Committee, will take charge of the entire Banking Business segment, including both Private and Corporate Customers.

  • Carola Nilsson, EVP, Director for the business area Private Customers, will leave her duties in the Group’s Executive Committee but will continue as Director for the business area Private Customers.

  • Anu Tuomolin, EVP, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and HR, will leave her duties in Aktia. The Group’s combined role for a Director in charge of the operative business and HR will be abolished and the operative business responsibilities will be transferred to different organisations in the Group.

  • Ann-Sofi Reims, who has previously worked as HR Manager at Taaleri Plc, has been appointed Aktia’s new HR Director. Reims will report directly to CEO Mikko Ayub but is not a member of the Executive Committee.

“Continuous digital development of our services and internal functions is an important part of the realisation of the strategy. With her strong competence and expertise in IT renewal projects and developing digital business, Sari Leppänen is an excellent person for leading this work”, says Aktia’s CEO, Mikko Ayub.

“Anu Tuomolin has played a central role in supporting the work for making changes in the Group and in building Aktia’s corporate culture. I want to thank Anu for her very dedicated work for the good of Aktia and I wish her prosperity for the future”, Ayub continues.

The changes will enter into force immediately and as of 5 May 2021, the composition of Aktia’s Executive Committee is as follows:

Mikko Ayub, President and CEO
Juha Hammarén, EVP and Deputy to the CEO
Outi Henriksson, EVP, CFO
Anssi Huhta, EVP, Director, Banking Business
Perttu Purhonen, EVP, Director, Asset Management
Max Sundström, EVP, Director, Development & Data
Sari Seppänen, EVP, CIO (starts on 9 August 2021)

Further information:
Mikko Ayub, CEO
Tel. +358 10 247 5121

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Aktia is a Finnish asset manager, bank and life insurer that has been creating wealth and wellbeing from one generation to the next for 200 years. We serve our customers in digital channels everywhere and face-to-face in our offices in the Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Vaasa and Oulu regions. Our award-winning asset management business sells investment funds internationally. We employ approximately 900 people around Finland. Aktia's assets under management (AuM) 31 December 2020 amounted to EUR 10.4 billion and the balance sheet total was EUR 10.6 billion. Aktia's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (AKTIA).