Oriola Corporation’s CEO to change

Oriola Corporation Insider Information 1 February 2021 at 3 p.m.

Oriola Corporation’s CEO to change

Robert Andersson leaves his position as President and CEO as of today 1 February and continues as an adviser to the Board of Directors until 31 July 2021. The recruitment process to find a new CEO is started. Juko Hakala, currently a member of Oriola’s Board of Directors, has been appointed interim CEO.

During Andersson’s time at Oriola, the company’s fundaments have been renewed and competitiveness strengthened, to form the basis for a successful way forward. An updated strategy, re-defined capabilities and improved customer experience have been important steps in the process. The company’s purpose ”Health for life”, defined in 2019, strongly guides the company and is visible in all operations.

“During the past three years, Oriola has been going through a challenging period due to a changing operating environment. I leave the position as Oriola’s CEO with a good mind. Thanks to the many structural reforms, Oriola is stronger than when I took over three years ago. I will support smooth transition as advisor to the Board of Directors. I want to thank the Group Management Team and all personnel for their work during challenging times, particularly during 2020,” says Robert Andersson.

“Oriola has an important role in healthcare sector and in the society overall. The company has developed significant capabilities over the recent years, for example in its Swedish online business. I look forward to leading the company and its key priorities for the transition period. I am not, however, available for the position of permanent CEO,” says Juko Hakala.

”I take the opportunity to thank Robert Andersson for his contribution for Oriola and I warmly welcome Juko Hakala as interim CEO for this transition period,” says Panu Routila, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oriola Corporation.

Juko Hakala has extensive experience in CEO and other leadership positions in listed companies in Finland and in the Nordic countries. He is also a board member in health sector companies.

Panu Routila
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Oriola Corporation

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CV – Juko Hakala

Born 1970
M.Sc. (Economics)
Finnish citizen

Primary career
2019 Traffic Management Finland Oy, CEO
2014-2017 Affecto plc, CEO
1998-2014 Accenture, several senior executive positions

Key positions of trust
2018- Chairman of the Board of Nordic Healthcare Group
2018- Member of the Board of Directors of Oriola Corporation

 

Further information:

Juko Hakala
President and CEO
juko.hakala@oriola.com

Tuula Lehto
Vice President, Communications and Sustainability
Tel: +358 40 5885 343
E-mail: tuula.lehto@oriola.com

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd
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