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

 

 

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

 

Juha Karjalainen - Manager, Project Control

  • M.Sc. (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 - Manager, 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 - Manager, 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 - Manager, 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 - Manager, Materials Handling

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

 

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 – Manager, 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 - Manager, 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

 

 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