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The Management team

Lasse Aho

CEO

b. 1958

Master of Science (Social Sciences)

with Olvi since 2004, Member of the Management Team since 2004

In 2004 Aho was appointed as the CEO of Olvi Plc. Prior to joining Olvi, he was in charge of Metro-Auto in 2000-2004 and Linkosuo Bakery in 1997-2004. During years 1993-1997 he worked as the Sales Director of Fazer Bakeries and, before that, in the years 1985-1993 he worked for Fazer Biscuits company proceeding to the position of Marketing Director. Lasse Aho began his professional career as the Product Manager of Atoy Group in 1984.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry, Chairman of the Board (1.1.2018)
  • The Board of Directors of The Brewers of Europe, Vice Chairman of the Board since December 2016
  • Finnish hockey league Ltd, Member of the Board since 2016
  • The Board of Directors of The Brewers of Europe, Member of the Board since 2015
  • Apetit plc, Member of the Board since 2015
  • Genelec Ltd, Member of the Board since 2015
  • The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry, Member of the Board since 2005

Olli Heikkilä

Marketing Director

b. 1970

Master of Science (Economics), ProCom VPD

with Olvi since 1992, Member of the Management Team since 2005

Olli Heikkilä has been working at Olvi over 25 years, of which he has worked for communications and marketing positions more than 20 years. He has been working as Marketing Director in 2006 and again since 2011. He worked as Director of Brand and Communications in 2007–2010 and as Marketing Manager in 2001–2005. Olli Heikkilä has worked in various positions at Olvi’s marketing since 1997 and before that in sales since 1992.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Helsinki Distilling Company, Member of the Board since 2018
  • Member of the Communications Team of The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry (Chairman 2004-2011 and 2015-2017)
  • The Association of Finnish Work, Member of the Board Committee
  • Avainlippu Ltd, Vice Member of the Board

Ilkka Auvola

Sales Director

b. 1960

Dipl.EMC, eMBA

with Olvi since 2005, Member of the Management Team since 2005

Ilkka Auvola has been working for sales and marketing for 12 years. He has been working as Sales Director since 2011, as Sales and Marketing Director 2007-2011 and as Sales Director 2005-2007. Prior to Olvi, he has worked in several sales leadership positions, among others Kraft Foods, HK Ruokatalo, Hackman and the Orion Group.

 

Tiina-Liisa Liukkonen

Chief Financial Officer

b. 1978

Master of Science (Economics), eMBA

with Olvi since 2018, Member of the Management Team since 2018

Tiina-Liisa Liukkonen has worked at Olvi as the CFO since September 2018. Liukkonen has many years of experience in various financial leadership positions. Previously, she has been working as CFO at Cooperative PeeÄssä, Group Controller and Financial Manager at Normet Group and as Auditor at Ernst & Young.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Savings Bank Optia, Member of the Board since 2019
  • Ylä-Savo Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board since 2019

Pia Hortling

Public Relationship and Purchasing Director

b. 1976

Master of Science (Chem. Technology), Brewmaster, Executive MBA

with Olvi since 2002, Member of the Management Team since 2005

Pia Hortling has been working for production, product development, quality assurance, procurement and corporate responsibility at Olvi for 15 years. As Public Relationship and Purchasing Director she has worked since year 2017, as Product Development and Purchasing Director in 2011-2017, as the Master Brewer in 2003-2011 and as the Master Brewer Trainee in 2002-2003.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Kuopio Chamber of Commerce / Industrial Committee, Member since 2014
  • Scandinavian School of Brewing, Board Member since 2013
  • VTT Advisory Board of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Advisory Board member since 2012
  • The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry, Vice Member of the Board since 2012
  • PBL Brewing Laboratory Ltd., Board Member since 2008
  • Industrial Association of Ylä-Savo, Board Member since 2004, Chairman of the Board since 2019

Marjatta Rissanen

Customer Service and Administration Director

b. 1962

Master of Science (Economics), Master of Science (Technology)

with Olvi since 2005, Member of the Management Team since 2005

Marjatta Rissanen has been working for customer service, logistics, personnel and information management at Olvi for 12 years. As Customer Service and Administration Director, she has been working since 2008 and as Customer Service Manager in 2005-2008. Previously, she worked at Stromsdal Oyj in the paper and board industry as a Marketing Manager in 2001-2005 and as Sales Manager in 1997-2001. Before that, she worked as a Business Cconsultant at Seppo Hoffrén Oy in 1996 – 1997, at Lujabetoni Oy as Design Engineer in 1989-1996, at Fescon Oy as Product Manager in 1988-1989 and at Finnmap Oy as a Construction Planner in 1987-1988.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Kuopio Chamber of Commerce / Infrastructure committee, Member since 2017
  • Iisalmi Occupational Health Center Oy, Board Member since 2011

Lauri Multanen

Production Director

b. 1959

Master of Science (Food Sciences)

with Olvi since 2011, Member of the Management Team since 2011

Lauri Multanen joined Olvi as Production Director in 2011. Prior to that he worked at HK Ruokatalo Oy as Production Director in 2010-2011 and as Brewery Manager of Oy Hartwall Ab (Scottish Newcastle and Heineken) in 1999-2010. Previously, he worked at the United Biscuits (UK) Group as Production Development Manager in 1995-1999 and as Production Director of Györi Keksz Kft. (Hungary) in 1993 – 1995. As Production Manager at Fazer Keksie, Lauri Multanen worked in 1985-1992.

Essential memberships/positions of trust:

  • Palpa Oy, Board Memeber since 2011
  • Ekopullo ry, Board Member since 2011 and Chairman since 2017

In addition the expanded Management Group of Olvi Plc includes the representatives chosen by the personnel from among its members:

  • Votkin Tarja
  • Sedig Taina

The Management’s areas of responsibility and emphasis:

  • Brewery and Quality Control
  • Production and Logistics
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Brands and Communications
  • Customer Service, Information Management, Personnel Management
  • Financial Management

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