Keliber appoints Heikki Pekkarinen as Chief Construction Officer
Heikki Pekkarinen (M.Sc.) has been appointed as Chief Construction Officer of the Keliber lithium project as of January 2, 2021. Pekkarinen will be responsible for construction organization and execution including safety and environmental issues and selection of key suppliers. Heikki Pekkarinen will report to CEO Hannu Hautala and will join Keliber's Management Team.
Heikki Pekkarinen has a strong experience in the metals and mining industries and in managing large projects. Among others, he has managed 440 M€ investment project to double Outokumpu Oyj Kemi mine and Tornio ferrochrome plant production. He also worked as a head of Tornio ferrochrome plant and as a head of mill service organization with about 300 people.
"We warmly welcome Heikki to join the Keliber team. He has strong experience in industrial project management and management positions in the metals and mining industries and I expect from him a significant contribution to the implementation of the company's lithium project," says CEO Hannu Hautala.
Keliber Oy is a Finnish mining and chemical industry company with an objective of producing battery grade lithium hydroxide for the needs of the international lithium battery market.