Matti Ruotsala, Deputy CEO will retire from Fortum
FORTUM CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 31 OCTOBER AT 10.00 EET
On 31 October, Fortum's Deputy CEO Matti Ruotsala will retire as planned.
Ruotsala has been employed by Fortum since 2007 and has held several positions
including Executive Vice President of Power Division, Chief Operating Officer,
and from 2016 Deputy CEO.
"In the beginning of my 10 years at Fortum, market prices boomed but soon
thereafter the new reality hit when the large scale expansion of renewable
technologies changed the scene. This led us to renew and restructure Fortum’s
business operations and ultimately to sell our Distribution businesses. I am
delighted how well Fortum has developed and is continuing on the path to
transforming the energy industry", says Matti Ruotsala.
"On behalf of myself and the whole Fortum I would like to thank Matti for his
excellent work ", says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Fortum. "Already
joining Fortum, Matti had long international leadership experience. These
qualities have been truly welcome during these transitional years. Matti has
had an important role in developing our power generation business and whole
Fortum to the successful clean-energy company we are today. We wish him the
very best for the future", Lundmark continues.
Måns Holmberg, acting head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications
Mari Kalmari, Corporate Press Officer, tel. +358 40 520 1709
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with
electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource
efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for
a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic
countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is
CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on
Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com