Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Jukka Pitkäjärvi – Managing Director



• M.Sc. in Geology and Mineralogy, University of Oulu
• 30+ years experience in exploration and mining business
• Previously General Manager for Talvivaara Exploration

Jouni Honkala – Project Manager



• Machine Automation, Technical school of Ylivieska
• 20+ years experience in project management, procurement, construction management and project control
• Previously Director (Projects) for Pöyry Finland Oy (joined Pöyry in 2006)

Eeva Ruokonen - Sustainability



• M.Sc. (Tech.) in Mining, Lic.Sc. (Tech.) in Mineral Processing, MBE (diploma) in Business Excellence
• 30+ years experience in operational and managerial positions among mining and metallurgical industry
• Previously worked for e.g. Kalliosuunnittelu Oy, Outokumpu Chrome Oy, Boliden Harjavalta Oy, Boliden Kokkola Oy, Boliden AB, ABB Service Oy and Talvivaara Mining Company Plc

Janne Tikka - Pyrometallurgy



• M. Sc. in Process Engineering, University of Oulu
• 10+ years experience in the international minerals processing and metallurgical industry
• Previously Sales Director for Pöyry Finland Oy

Lauri Rusanen - Hydrometallurgy



• M. Sc. in Materials Processing, Aalto university
• 5+ years experience in the international metallurgical and chemical process industry
• Previously Process Engineer for Pöyry Finland Oy

Janne Lavanti - Procurement



• M.Sc. in Energy, Industrial and Management Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology
• Almost 10 years of experience in projects and in the field of procurement (e.g. industrial investments, public procurement, International Financial Institution [IFI] procurement)
• Worked in different positions for Pöyry Finland Oy

Juha Karjalainen - Project Control



• M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology
• Over 20 years of experience in international pulp & paper industry and its mill delivery projects and project management
• Several assignments within Metsä Group, Stora Enso and Valmet. Lately in France in green field board mill projects.

Juhani Nikula - Civil & Structural



• B.Sc. (Civ. Eng.), Oulu Institute of Technology
• Over 30 years of experience in structural design services for industrial projects
• Previously Project Manager for WSP Project Management Services

Risto Korpi - Data Management



• Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Automation), Kokkola University of Applied Sciences
• Over 20 years of experience in database-based engineering and data management
• Previously Project Manager (Knowledge Management Systems) for ALMA Consulting Oy

Juha Pesonen - Electrification & Automation



• Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Kuopio Institute of Technology
• Over 20 years of experience in international industrial electrification and automation projects
• Previously Project Manager for PCS-Engineering Oy

Seppo Kananen - Materials Handling



• Mechanical Engineer, Kokkola Institute of Technology
• Over 25 years of experience in industrial projects
• Previously Project Engineer for Alten Finland Oy

Hannamari Pietilä – Administration



• M. Sc. in Economics, University of Oulu
• 10+ years experience in logistics, system development and administration
• Previously worked for Nokia Siemens Networks