Perttu Monthan appointed CDO at Pihlajalinna

Pihlajalinna Plc       Press Release                   20 June 2017 at 10:30

Perttu Monthan appointed CDO at Pihlajalinna

Pihlajalinna is delighted to announce the appointment of Perttu Monthan as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Monthan took up his post on Monday, 19 June. He will be responsible for digital services, IT systems and data security at Pihlajalinna. Previously, Monthan worked at Siili Solutions, where he served as Project Director and as a member of the senior management team. At Pihlajalinna, Monthan serves as a member of the Extended Management Team.

“At Pihlajalinna, we have set ourselves an extremely ambitious set of targets for our digital services. We want to establish ourselves as the industry leader for online provision in Finland by the end of this year. Earlier this spring, we launched our AI-assisted Pihlajalinna app, and we are determined to continue building on that success. Following Perttu’s appointment, I am confident that we will achieve the targets set,” commented Aarne Aktan, Pihlajalinna CEO. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Perttu for some time, and I am pleased that he is now joining our team. On behalf of our dynamic team, I would like to extend a warm welcome to him.”

“Pihlajalinna is a unique company within a fascinating industry. I am thoroughly impressed with the direction the company is taking and the people working here. It is extremely inspiring for me to have the opportunity to work together with Pihlajalinna’s customers, staff and partners on digital provision,” said Perttu Monthan.

Monthan joins Pihlajalinna after CIO Tuomas Otala, who was responsible for IT operations and digitalisation and served as a member of the Extended Management Team, left Pihlajalinna.

“I would like to thank Tuomas for his contribution at Pihlajalinna. He has played a significant role in developing Pihlajalinna’s solutions,” said Aktan.

Pihlajalinna is also in the process of updating its IT organisation. The organisation has recently established a new applications and integrations team that will be responsible for digital integration and the development of new in-house applications.

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Further information:
Aarne Aktan, CEO, +358 40 342 4440
Perttu Monthan, CDO, +358 40 545 3104
Siri Markula, Head of Communications and IR, +358 40 743 2177,

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Pihlajalinna in brief
Pihlajalinna is one of the leading private social and healthcare services providers in Finland. The Company provides social and healthcare services for households, companies, insurance companies and public sector entities in private clinics, health centres, dental clinics and hospitals around Finland. Pihlajalinna provides general practitioner and specialised care services, including emergency and on-call services, a wide range of surgical services, occupational healthcare and dental care services, in private clinics and hospitals operating under the Dextra brand. Under the Pihlajalinna brand the Company, in cooperation with the public sector, offers social and healthcare service provision models to public sector entities with the aim of providing high quality services for public pay healthcare customers.