Tieto appoints Lasse Heinonen as the Group's Chief Financial Officer, EVP
Tieto Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 2 March 2011, 1.00 pm EET
Lasse Heinonen (born 1968) has been appointed Tieto Corporation's Chief
Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and member of Tieto's Leadership
Team as of 16 May 2011. In this position, he will be responsible for finance,
treasury, corporate ICT, risk management, procurement as well as communications
and investor relations.
Heinonen holds a MSc. (Econ.) degree from the Turku School of Economics.
Heinonen will join Tieto from Finnair Plc where he has worked since 2004, first
as CFO of the company. In the CFO position, he has been responsible for finance,
controlling, treasury, procurement, IT & investor relations. Since 2009,
Heinonen has served as Finnair's Deputy CEO as well as Executive Vice President
with responsibility for Cargo business and Aviation Services, which include the
Group's technical operations, ground handling and catering services.
Before joining Finnair, Heinonen worked in CFO and supply chain management roles
in the pharmaceutical industry (i.e. Novartis and Sandoz) in Switzerland, Turkey
Hannu SyrjÃ¤lÃ¤, Tieto's President & CEO comments: "Lasse has a strong track
record of financial management, line management experience and business growth.
As we continue our transformation, I am confident he has the right skills and
experience to leverage Tieto's transformation and enhance shareholder value."
"I am excited to join Tieto, learn about and contribute to very fast changing
business. I am looking forward to being able to convert my leadership experience
and knowledge as an IT services customer to Tieto's benefit," says Lasse
Tieto's CFO Seppo Haapalainen will continue in his current position until the
transfer to new CFO is completed. He will also continue as a member of Tieto
Leadership team, and his return back to a business role will be announced later.
Lasse Heinonen's CV is available on Tieto's website at www.tieto.com/cv.
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