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New talent to join Gasum Executive Management Group

Following the adoption of the Gasum Group’s new strategy, there will be changes in the company organization and the composition of the Gasum Executive Management Group (EMG). Three new directors have been appointed to the EMG.

As of September 1, 2015, the operations of the Gasum Group will be organized under the following business units: Natural Gas, Biogas, LNG, and Technical Services.

Jouni Haikarainen, MSc, (b. 1965) has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Natural gas and member of the EMG. He will begin in his position on October 1, 2015. Haikarainen has previously worked for the energy company Fortum's Heat, Electricity Sales and Solutions Division as Vice President for Finland and the Baltic countries.

Jukka Metsälä, MSc, MBA, (b. 1979) has been appointed as Vice President, Biogas and member of the EMG as of September 1, 2015. Metsälä's current position with Gasum is Head of Business Unit, Biogas and Transport Solutions.

Lasse Aarnio, MSc (Econ.), (b. 1962) has been appointed as Gasum’s CFO and member of the EMG. He will begin in his position on November 1, 2015. Aarnio has previously served as CFO for the freight management company Containerships Group.

– In order for us to be able to reach the challenging strategic targets set for the next few years, our new strategy must also be supported by our organization. We’re seeking growth through our renewed strategy, in which the customers are at the core. To meet our targets, we’ve renewed our organization and strengthened our Executive Management Group by bringing in these new professionals. I’m very pleased with them joining our team to build and steer our new strategy, says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

For further information:

Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum
 Phone: +358 20 44 78 661 (Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)

Olga Väisänen, Director, Communications, Marketing and Corporate Responsibility, Gasum
Phone: +358 20 4478 628 firstname.surname(a)