Press release: Ole Johansson takes chairmanship and Reko-Antti Suojanen appointed Managing Director for Aker Arctic Technology Inc

After the acquisition of 66,4 % of the shares by Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (fully owned by the State of Finland) Aker Arctic Technology Inc.’s extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today appointed the new Board of Directors for the Company.

The Board members are Ole Johansson, Juha Koskela (ABB Oy), Antti Kummu (Finnish Industry Investment), Valborg Lundegaard (Aker Engineering & Technology A/S) and Juha Marjosola (Finnish Industry Investment). Ole Johansson was nominated Chairman and Juha Marjosola Vice-Chairman of the Board Mr. Ole Johansson, BSc (Econ.) served as the President&CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation from 2000 to 2011. He is the Chairman of eQ Oyj and member of the Board of Svenska Handelsbanken AB. 

Since Mr. Mikko Niini, reaching soon the age of 68, has made the decision to retire from the Managing Director position the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Reko-Antti Suojanen Managing Director as of today.

Mikko Niini´s employment with the company continues until the end of February 2014. “Mikko has done a great job for Aker Arctic, building the Company from its foundation in 2004 into a recognized provider and developer of maritime solutions for the ice covered and arctic waters. His ambition for maritime business and development is strong and valuable and we are looking forward to having him in an advisory position also in the future” says Ole Johansson. “Reko-Antti Suojanen has served as Research and Development Manager for Aker Arctic and has also been leading many major client projects. He has a broad experience in the business area and will together with his Management Team further continue to lead the operations of the Company in developing innovative and attractive solutions for the customers”.