Renewing energy company Gasum strengthens its Management Team – Kai Laitinen appointed as Chief Financial Officer

Gasum has appointed Kai Laitinen M.Sc. (Business Administration), (48) as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Gasum Management Team. Laitinen will start in his new position on September 16, 2019. He has extensive experience in a variety of financial roles in at Stockmann, Outokumpu and at Finavia.

Kai Laitinen will join the Gasum Management Team from Stockmann plc where he has served as CFO since 2017.

"I’m delighted to welcome Kai Laitinen to Gasum. Strong management and leadership of our finance in a constantly changing operating environment plays a key role for our company’s success as we’re taking our strategy forward. Kai’s impressive financial administration and financing competencies combined with his track record with international listed companies will be an excellent complement to Gasum's professional and competent financial team and the Gasum Management Team, says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

Before joining Stockmann, Laitinen served as CFO and management team member at Finavia and in variety of financial management roles at Outokumpu.

Gasum’s previous CFO Lasse Aarnio will have a new role as a Senior Advisor in new Portfolio Management and Trading business unit. “I want to thank Lasse, whose role in developing Gasum's financial management and taking it to a new level has been highly significant,” says Lamminen.

For more information please contact:

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

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 55 40,578, firstname.surname(a)

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy for combined heat and power production and industry as well as cleaner fuel solutions for maritime and road transport. We help our customers to decrease their own carbon footprint and that of their customers. Together with our partners, we are building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea. Gasum promotes circular economy partnerships and is the leading supplier of biogas and processer of bio-degradable waste. We are also the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market. The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2018 totaled €1,177 million. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland.