Management

Metso Outotec's President and CEO manages the company's operations with the assistance of the Executive Team.

Management structure

The Executive Team members have extensive authority in their individual areas of responsibility and have the duty to develop Metso Outotec’s operations in line with the targets set by the Board of Directors and the President and CEO.

President and CEO

The President and CEO’s main task is to lead the daily operations of Metso Outotec with the assistance of the Metso Outotec Executive Team to secure the company’s success. The President and CEO is appointed – and, if necessary, dismissed – by the Board, and he reports to the Board about, e.g. Metso Outotec’s financial situation, business environment and other significant issues. The President and CEO prepares the matters on the agenda of the Board and its committees and implements their decisions. Additionally, the President and CEO acts as the Chair of the Metso Outotec Executive Team.

Metso Outotec Executive Team

The President and CEO and other members appointed by the Board on the President and CEO’s proposal constitute the Metso Outotec Executive Team. The Metso Outotec Executive Team assists the President and CEO in the preparation of matters, such as business plans, strategy, policies and other matters of joint importance.

The Metso Outotec Executive Team assists the President and CEO in the preparation of business matters, such as business plans, strategy, policies and other matters of joint importance. The Metso Outotec Executive Team members report directly to the President and CEO, and their main task is to lead the daily operations of their respective businesses or corporate functions. The business area heads are responsible for the strategy, financial development and position, operational performance, operating environment development, customers and competitive situation of their respective business areas. They are also responsible for implementing group initiatives and policies and guidelines within the business areas, and for collaborating across business areas.

 

Metso Outotec Executive Team members

Business area presidents:


Markku Simula, President, Aggregates
Markku Teräsvasara, President, Minerals and Deputy CEO
Piia Karhu, President, Metals
Sami Takaluoma, President, Services 
Heikki Metsälä, President, Consumables. 

Function heads:


Eeva Sipilä, CFO and Deputy CEO
Nina Kiviranta, General Counsel
Carita Himberg, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. 


All the above-mentioned persons report to Metso Outotec’s President and CEO Pekka Vauramo.

Pekka Vauramo

Pekka Vauramo

President and CEO

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1957
Education: M. Sc. (Tech.) Mining Engineering

Joined the company in 2018
Chair of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

President and CEO, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-

President and CEO, Metso Corporation, 2018-2020
President and CEO, Finnair Corporation, 2013–2018
Several leading positions at Cargotec Corporation, 2007–2013
Several leading positions at Sandvik AB, 1995–2007
Several leading positions at Tamrock Corporation, 1985–1995
Mine Design Engineer, Outokumpu Corporation, 1982–1985

Key positions of trust:

Member of the Board: Nokian Tyres plc, 2018–

Markku Simula

Markku Simula

President, Aggregates

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1966
Education: M.Sc. in Engineering

Joined the company in 1991
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

President, Aggregates, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-
President, Aggregates Equipment business area, 2017-2020
Senior Vice President, Aggregates business line,
Metso Corporation, 2016–2017
Senior Vice President, Oil and Gas business line,
Metso Corporation, 2014–2015
President, Flow Control business unit, Metso Corporation,
2008–2014
Various international management positions,
Metso Automation, Neles Automation, Neles
Controls and Neles-Jamesbury, 1991–2008

Key positions of trust:

Member of the Board: Vexve Armatury Group Oy 2020-

Markku Teräsvasara

Markku Teräsvasara

President, Minerals and Deputy CEO

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1965
Education: B.Sc. Civil engineering

Joined the company in 2016
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience

President, Minerals and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2021-
President, Services and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-2021
President and CEO, Outotec Corporation, 2016-2020
President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Service Division, 2014-2016
President, Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment Division, 2011-2013
General Manager, Atlas Copco CMT Sweden AB, 2008-2011
Vice President, Marketing Atlas Copco, Surface Drilling Equipment (SDE) division, 2004-2008

Piia Karhu

Piia Karhu

President, Metals

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1976
Education: Doctor in Business Administration

Joined the company in 2020
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

President, Metals, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2022- 
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-2022
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Finnair Corporation, 2016-2020
Various leadership positions at Finnair since 2013
Management consultant for 12 years

Key positions of trust:

Member of the Kesko Board of Directors, 2018 - 
Member of the Audit Committee, Kesko, 2018 - 

Sami Takaluoma

Sami Takaluoma

President, Services

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1973
Education: M.Sc. in Engineering

Joined the company in 1997
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

President, Services, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2021-
President, Consumables, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-2021
President, Minerals Consumables, Metso Corporation, 2017-2020
Vice President, Market area Nordics, Metso Corporation,
2014–2017
General Manager, Market Area UK & Ireland,
Metso Corporation, 2010–2014
Various management positions, Wears Business
line, Metso Corporation, 2003–2010

Heikki Metsälä

Heikki Metsälä

President, Consumables

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1983
Education: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Joined the company in 2010
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2021

Work experience:

President, Consumables, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2021-
Senior Vice President, Mill and Chute Lining Business Line, Metso Outotec Corporation, 7/2020-2021
Senior Vice President, Grinding and Lining Consumables, Metso Corporation, 2019-2020
Senior Vice President, Mining Consumables, Metso Corporation, 2017-2019
Sales and Service Director Finland, Metso Corporation, 2016-2017
Regional Manager, Life Cycle Services, Metso Corporation, 2015
Product Manager and Maintenance Planner, Life Cycle Services, Metso Corporation, 2010-2015
Development and Site Manager, Destia, 2007-2010

 

 

Eeva Sipilä

Eeva Sipilä

CFO and Deputy CEO

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1973
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA

Joined the company in 2016
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

CFO and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-
CFO and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Corporation, 2016-2020
CFO, Cargotec Corporation, 2008–2016
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and
Communications, Cargotec Corporation, 2005–2008
Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, 2002–2005
Equity Analyst, Mandatum, Sampo-Leonia and Leonia Bank, 1999–2002

Positions of trust:

Member of the Board and the Audit Committee: Neste Oyj 2022-
Member of the Supervisory Board: Varma 2021– 

Nina Kiviranta

Nina Kiviranta

General Counsel

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1964
Education: Master of Laws, trained on the bench

Joined the company in 2013
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Board since 2020

Work experience:

General Counsel, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-
General Counsel, Outotec Corporation, 2013-2020
Head of Corporate Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, Nokia Networks, 2006-2013
General Counsel; Vice President, Legal; Legal Counsel, M-real Corporation/Metsä Group, 1996-2006
Associate, Attorney at Law Ahola, Pentzin, Rantasila & Sokka, 1994-1996
Finnish Attorney, Attorneys at Law Smith, Gambrell & Russell Ltd, 1992-1994



Carita Himberg

Carita Himberg

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1972
Education: M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA

Joined the company in 2020
Member of the Metso Outotec Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Metso Outotec Corporation, 2020-
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Packaging Materials Division, Stora Enso, 2019 - 2020
Global Human Resources Director roles, Microsoft Corporation, 2014-2019
Global Human Resources Director roles, Nokia Corporation, 2008-2014
Vice President, Human Resources Development, Outokumpu, 2007-2008
Human Resources Director roles, Microsoft Corporation, 2004-2007
Human Resources Management roles, Novartis, 1999-2004