uncategorized · 10/8/2010

Neste Jacobs to switch to a customer- and competence-based matrix business model

Neste Jacobs Oy 
Press release
8 October 2010 at 9:00 am (EET)

Neste Jacobs to switch to a customer- and competence-based matrix business model 

Neste Jacobs is to reorganize its operations into three business areas and three competence centers, together with a business administration function. The new business model and organization will come into effect as of 1 January 2011 and will focus on the two most important cornerstones of the company's operations: its customers and its know-how.

"We're aiming to achieve higher cost efficiency and a much more customer-oriented approach capable of implementing our strategy effectively. Our new business model will be based on a strong matrix, designed to combine the best practices and know-how of our business areas and competence centers and generate true excellence in engineering. We believe this will give us the capability to provide a better service for our increasingly global customer base," says Jarmo Suominen, Neste Jacobs' Managing Director.

Neste Jacobs's Management Board will assist the Managing Director in leading the company and achieving the company's strategic and operative targets, and will comprise the  following personnel:

Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board
Jukka Hupanen, Vice President, Business Area Petrochemicals
Kari Kaskes, Vice President, Business Area Emerging Industries
Jan Wahlström, Vice President, Competence Center Technology and Processes
Samuli Kyttälä, Vice President, Competence Center Project Management
Risto Takkala, Head of Finance & ICT
Tom Främling, Vice President, Strategic Development
Outi Koskela, Head of HR (acting)
Kirsi Rintamäki, Head of HSSEQ

The vice presidents responsible for Business Area Oil & Gas and Competence Center Engineering will be appointed by 1 January 2011.

Neste Jacobs Oy

Jarmo Suominen
Managing Director

Further information:
Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director, Neste Jacobs Oy, tel. +358 10 458 3399

Neste Jacobs is a leading solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering, and project services for a wide range of industries in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, and biotechnology fields. We have more than 50 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects in Europe, North America, and the Middle East, and are looking to grow in the expanding markets of the Middle East and Russia in particular. We employ some 700 professionals in Finland and Sweden.