Key Personnel


Jukka Pitkäjärvi – Managing Director

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



Eeva Ruokonen - Sustainability Manager

  • M.Sc. (Tech.) in Mining, Lic.Sc. (Tech.) in Mineral Processing, MBE (diploma) in Business Excellence
  • 25+ 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


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)



Janne Tikka – Chief Process Engineer

  • 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




 Hannamari Pietilä– Administration Manager

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