Peikko Group has appointed three new non-executive members to its Board of Directors. The new members were elected by the Extraordinary Annual General Meeting of Peikko Group, and their term will start on the 1st of October 2022.
Liina Jukko, M.Sc. Theoretical Physics, is a PhD student in theoretical cosmology at King's College London, in the United Kingdom. She is a third-generation member of the Paananen family, the family that owns Peikko Group Corporation.
Karen Scrivener, PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has been Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Construction Materials in the Department of Materials of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) for the last 20 years. She is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the author of over 200 journal papers. Karen Scrivener will bring strong know-how of both sustainability and material matters onto Peikko’s Board.
Teppo Voutilainen, M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management, is the Head of Volume Elevators for New Equipment Business at KONE Corporation. KONE Corporation is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, headquartered in Finland. Teppo Voutilainen will bring strong know-how of the construction business and of the Asia market into Peikko’s Board, having lived in Asia for 15 years.
Philippe Jost, Head of Construction at Sika Group, continues as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The board members Elmar Paananen (member since 2004), Kasper Guldager Jensen (member since 2017), and Paul Rehn (member since 2018) will end their term by the end of 2022. The effort of all three of them has been significant in the development of Peikko into the industry leading role it holds today. The other Board members continue as before: Morten la Cour Ørnstrand-Soborg, Managing Director of Knauf Denmark and Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, News & Retail Business Unit at UPM.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Liina Jukko, Karen Scrivener, and Teppo Voutilainen to our team, to further guide Peikko’s interesting growth journey in the coming years. Their solid experience in academia and industry will be highly beneficial when Peikko is developing its operations. We are also very thankful for Elmar Paananen, Kasper Guldager Jensen, and Paul Rehn for their excellent work and support during the past years. Without them, our journey would have not been this successful”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
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Peikko Group in brief
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications, and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more sustainable way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 255 million in 2021. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland.