Pekka Ojanpää, who was appointed as the new president and CEO of Suominen Corporation in August, died in aviation accident on November 23. Currently, Ojanpää worked as president and CEO of Lassila & Tikanoja and was set to begin his role at Suominen on December 1.
“We were eagerly anticipating for Pekka to start in charge of Suominen but, unfortunately, that will never happen. Our deepest condolences to Pekka’s family and friends,” says Jan Johansson, chair of the board of directors of Suominen.
Tapio Engström, CFO of Suominen, who has acted as interim president and CEO since August, will continue in his role as interim president and CEO until further notice. Suominen starts recruitment process for a new president and CEO immediately.