Juha Koponen appointed CEO of LocalTapiola Group

24.4.2019 - Economy

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Master of Economic Sciences, Juha Koponen (52), has today been appointed CEO of LocalTapiola Group. Koponen will start as CEO on 01/01/2020. He will succeed CEO Erkki Moisander retiring in the end of 2019.

Before his job in LocalTapiola, Juha Koponen has been CEO of his own company. Koponen has also worked as CEO of Veikkaus and Group President of Tamro.

- We wanted a person who has extensive experience in leading different business activities, and strategical skills to develop our lifelong security company. Erkki Moisander has shaped LocalTapiola into a successful lifelong security company offering proactive products and services. I am confident that the development of LocalTapiola Group into a lifelong security company will continue successfully under the new CEO, says commercial counsellor Timo U. Korhonen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Koponen believes that he can contribute with development and customer orientation as well as his extensive experience in different service businesses and digitalization.

- I am very excited to start my career in the management of LocalTapiola Group next year. My work as board member in LocalTapiola Pääkaupunkiseutu has given me an insight in the group’s responsible and high-quality operations. LocalTapiola has been very successful and the group’s history of 250 years in the business makes one feel humble. I feel deeply honoured to be a part of this group, says Juha Koponen.

- LocalTapiola Group exist to serve its customers. I have a strong belief that our regional organization, offering local services nationwide, will further improve the customer experience. The lifelong security strategy gives us an operations model, based on which we can produce versatile value to our owner-customers. LocalTapiola has a solid foundation for being a pioneer in the great changes of the industry along with the fast development of IT, health technology and communications, says Koponen.

Erkki Moisander will continue as CEO of LocalTapiola Group until the end of the year.