Pihlajalinna appoints new CEO

Pihlajalinna Plc     Stock Exchange Release    11 December 2017 at 9:55

Pihlajalinna appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of Pihlajalinna and CEO Aarne Aktan have agreed that Aktan will leave his position as the CEO. “We thank Aarne Aktan for his work for Pihlajalinna as board member and CEO during more than three years”, says Mikko Wirén, the Chairman of Pihlajalinna's Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors of Pihlajalinna Plc has appointed Joni Aaltonen, currently SVP, P&S segment and Head of Corporate Planning of Pihlajalinna group, as new CEO of Pihlajalinna Plc. The appointment becomes effective immediately.

Joni Aaltonen has been employed by Pihlajalinna since 2008. He has acted in Pihlajalinna Group as CFO, COO and as from 20 February 2017 as SVP, P&S segment being also responsible for Pihlajalinna Group’s mergers and acquisitions. Previously he has been CFO of Plenware Group and auditor at KPMG Oy Ab.

“Joni Aaltonen has wide-ranging management experience, a strong track record in the successful development of business, extensive experience in finance and mergers and acquisitions and he knows Pihlajalinna inside out. Joni Aaltonen is the right person to continue to develop Pihlajalinna according to its revised strategy, says Wirén.

Pihlajalinna Plc
Board of Directors

Further information:
Mikko Wirén, Chairman of the Board of Directors, +358 40 660 9865

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Pihlajalinna in brief
Pihlajalinna is one of the leading private social and healthcare services providers in Finland. The company serves private individuals, businesses, insurance companies and public sector entities, such as municipalities and joint municipal authorities. In its private clinics and hospitals Pihlajalinna provides general practitioner services, specialised care, emergency and on-call services, a wide range of surgical services, occupational healthcare and dental care. In addition, the company offers innovative social and healthcare service provision models to public sector entities.