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Appointments in Tikkurila Management Team

Tikkurila Oyj
Stock Exchange Release
18 March 2019 at 12:30 p.m. (CET+1)


Appointments in Tikkurila Management Team

Markus Melkko, M.Sc. (Tech.) B.Sc. (Econ.), 43, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of Tikkurila Management Team, starting from 11 April 2019.

Previously, Melkko has worked as CFO of Unisport-Saltex Group and CFO of Ekokem Group, and he has held several executive positions in Business Controlling and Strategy Development in e.g. Fazer and Outokumpu. In his current role as Group Controller at Tikkurila, he is responsible for wide-ranging reporting and business control functions and developing these on central level.

CEO Elisa Markula comments: “I am very happy to have Markus joining our Management Team. Markus is an experienced finance professional with track record in corporate accounting and leadership, and his extensive competence provides excellent support for the development of Tikkurila’s finance function.”

Jukka Havia, CFO and a member of the Tikkurila Management Team since 2010, has resigned from Tikkurila to pursue his career outside Tikkurila (stock exchange release 3.12.2018). Havia will continue in his current role until 11 April 2019 to ensure smooth transition when handing over CFO duties to Melkko.

Mika Uusitalo, M. Sc. (Econ.), 39, has been appointed Vice President, Sourcing as of 2 May 2019.

Uusitalo will be responsible for leading Tikkurila’s Sourcing function and have a significant role in developing the company’s direct and indirect sourcing activities and processes. He will report to CEO Elisa Markula.

Petri Miettinen, currently Senior Vice President, Sourcing, has decided to leave Tikkurila and pursue new work challenges outside the company as of 30 April 2019. “Petri has had a long career at Tikkurila, and I want to thank Petri for his longtime contribution to the company. We wish Petri all the best for the future," says Elisa Markula.

Uusitalo joins Tikkurila from PwC Finland, where he has been working as Director and Operations and Supply Chain consulting Leader since 2012. Prior to PwC, he has worked as Management Consultant and Project Leader at IBM and Project Manager for different transformation and operations development projects at Tamro Corporation and Glaston Finland.

"I am excited to welcome Mika in Tikkurila. Mika is a seasoned Sourcing professional who has the right skills and approach to make a strong contribution to our future success by developing procurement into a strategic, commercially-focused capability”, Markula says.

Tikkurila Oyj

Elisa Markula, CEO

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Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers with quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in seven countries and our 2,700 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2018, our revenue totaled EUR 562 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Nordic quality from start to finish since 1862.