European Directories announces leadership changes at Fonecta


  •  Pekka Harju is new CEO of Fonecta Oy  
  • The CEO takes over the Managing Director duties from the Fonecta Oy board of directors and together with the business area heads leads the transformation of Fonecta
  • Former chairman of the board Timo Hiltunen will continue to support Fonecta as a Senior Advisor  
  • Fonecta is now successfully reorganized into two Business Units
  • Chairman of the Board of European Directories Midco S.à r.l. Marcus Englert thanks Timo Hiltunen and team for their contributions  

The Board of Directors of European Directories Midco S.à r.l. has announced today changes within the leadership at Fonecta Oy and appointed Pekka Harju as the new CEO. Pekka Harju will take over the Managing Director duties from the Fonecta Oy board of directors. The former Chairman of the Fonecta board, Timo Hiltunen, will continue to support the company as a Senior Advisor. Pekka Harju, Head of Fonecta B2B Vesa-Pekka Kirsi and Head of 020202 Lauri Kangaslahti will continue to lead Fonecta through the transformation. Krista Koskinen as Head of Legal together with Janne Kuisma as European Directories Finance Director will be appointed as members of the Fonecta Oy board of directors and ensure sure that all legal requirements are fulfilled.

“These leadership changes are a result of the Fonecta’s reorganization into two separate business areas. We are very happy that Pekka Harju is joining as a CEO. His wealth of experience in the media industry and his transformational expertise will drive the ongoing transformation process even further, and we are confident that he will be an important addition to the team. Fonecta´s management team is now complete, and will continue to lead the ongoing digital transformation. We would like to thank Timo Hiltunen and his team for their work and contributions during the organization’s repositioning into two Business Units, and are especially grateful that he will remain as a Senior Advisor”, said Marcus Englert, Chairman of the Board of European Directories Midco S.à r.l.


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