Neste appoints Martti Ala-Härkönen as Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and IT
Neste Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 9 November 2021 at 10 EET
Martti Ala-Härkönen (Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Lic.Sc. (Tech.) has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Strategy and IT and member of the Neste Executive Committee. He will report to President and CEO Peter Vanacker, and take up the position on 8 May 2022, at the latest. Ala-Härkönen will transfer from Caverion.
“I am pleased to welcome Martti Ala-Härkönen to Neste, and to strengthen our Executive Committee. His over 20 years long executive experience from the finance and business development in the stock listed companies in international business environment will bring value in executing Neste’s growth strategy,” says Peter Vanacker.
“I am thrilled to join Neste. I am excited to contribute to the company's strategy of becoming a global leader in renewable and circular solutions and to its wider sustainability agenda,” says Martti Ala-Härkönen.
Neste’s current CFO Jyrki Mäki-Kala will retire during the spring 2022 after serving the company for nine years.
“I would like to express my warmest thanks to Jyrki who has been heading his function successfully while Neste and our operations have truly become global, and significant investment decisions have been carried out. He has given an outstanding contribution to us and I wish him all the best in the future endeavors,” continues Vanacker.
CV and photo of Martti Ala-Härkönen are attached to this release.
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: neste.com