Juha has a long experience in leading and developing growth companies as well as working in finance and M&A related issues. At the beginning of his career Juha worked as an attorney at law and as a legal expert advising companies in issues related to financing. Later he's been working as a CFO and CEO of a software company. Last twelve years Juha acted as a CEO and Investment Director of Panostaja Plc., a Nasdaq Helsinki listed private equity firm.
Juha has Masters of Law degree from Helsinki University and M.Sc. from Boston University (Brussels). Juha has experience of running a listed company as a CEO and as Board member.
“Wind power is growing and developing fast and it offers a concrete solution to solve the climate crisis. The experience and knowledge of Ilmatar can be taken to the next level and that target is worthwhile and meaningful to me. The growing interest of various investors towards this industry and other renewables adds dynamics into this field”, Juha summarizes.
It is important for Juha that the work he does has an impact. In Ilmatar the impact is very concrete throughout the organization and in everyday operations. Nature and hiking are important parts of Juha’s free time. In his job role he's committed to preserving that nature for generations to come.
Chief Executive Officer
General Counsel, HR, Compliance and Sustainability
Katja Koponen started at Ilmatar in 2022 as Business Development Manager. Katja's job includes business development related to flexibility technology and flexibility mechanisms, as well as the mapping of new business areas and project entities.
“Throughout my career, I have work with projects where things have been done for the first time or among the first in Finland and the world. At Ilmatar, the potential of new RES technologies and businesses is enormous and it is a great pleasure to be part of this company and the work community”.
Katja has worked in business development throughout her career. Katja has a 20-year career as an entrepreneur, first in the engineering industry and then in the development of the electric vehicle charging business. In addition to this, in recent years Katja has worked at Business Finland as a senior business advisor in international ICT and R&D investment projects and as an innovation manager at the electricity network company Caruna.
Katja has a M.Sc. degree at the University of Turku. Katja has studied geography, community planning, environmental sciences and environmental policy. Katja has also completed postgraduate studies at the University of Tampere, where she has researched the innovations and digitalization of the grocery trade.
In her free time, Katja plays volleyball in the regional series, plays escape rooms and gets lost in the woods (orienteering).
Business Development Manager
Erkka has been involved in the wind industry and in other renewable energy projects for over a decade. In his role, Erkka oversees the whole project development at Ilmatar, large corporate customers, PPAs as well as project acquisition and sales.
Well-versed in international cooperation and managing complex initiatives, his hands-on experience in every aspect of renewable energy projects gives him the skills to focus on the essentials.
Prior to joining Ilmatar in 2012, Erkka gained extensive experience in energy technology and project management through various energy-related projects ranging from R&D to power plant and wind turbine procurement and deliveries.
Erkka holds a master’s degree in energy technology from the Lappeenranta University of Technology. In connection to that, he spent a year in RWTH Aachen in Germany. He is also an IPMA C-certified Project Manager.
In addition, Erkka is the Chairman of the Finnish Windpower Association’s committee for the promotion of the industry’s interests.
Regarding what motivates Erkka to drive Ilmatar forward, he says "My faith in the possibilities of renewable energy already inspired my choice of study. Now, Ilmatar provides me with a concrete opportunity to use my knowledge to expand the use of renewable energy production."
Vice President Projects
As the Procurement Director Antti is securing that Ilmatar has always the best and the latest technology available for the investments.
Antti holds university degrees in construction management and finance, and has worked several years internationally in the energy and wind power business.
“I’m very proud of the work we do at Ilmatar as leading the way towards carbon neutral world and being able to build a sustainable legacy for the generations to come.”
Our Head of Wind Farm Engineering Petri focuses especially on fine-tuning and finalizing Ilmatar’s wind power projects for investment and construction decisions.
Petri holds a Master's degree in power systems engineering from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering and has worked extensively in wind power project development and technical design since 2013. Prior to joining Ilmatar, Petri worked as a wind power specialist at Metsähallitus and as a technical consultant at the consulting and engineering company Pöyry.
“I am especially motivated by the professionalism and innovativeness of the people at Ilmatar. Wind power will play an important role in the energy system of the future, and it is great to work for one of the biggest frontrunners of the industry.”
Head of Wind Farm Engineering
Jani is responsible for the commercial development and structuring of new wind projects. He is driving deal execution forward together with different stakeholders in order to secure positive investment decisions.
Prior to joining Ilmatar Jani has worked with IPP project development at Wärtsilä based out of Singapore and Helsinki, mainly focusing on deal origination and execution in Southeast Asia. He has been responsible for structuring, contracting and investing in project financed power deals while working closely with international project developers and sponsors. Jani also has a background in mergers, acquisitions and management consulting. Jani graduated with a master’s degree in finance from Aalto University School of Business.
At Ilmatar Jani has the opportunity to work at the forefront of the energy transition in Finland. According to Jani “Wind power is the cheapest form of new power generation in Finland, which creates an exciting opportunity to electrify and decarbonize the energy system.”
Head of Commercial
Lauri works as a project development manager, and he is responsible for preparing wind farm projects all the way from early-stage development until the construction phase taking part in the full project development cycle. His work is guided by understanding and taking into account the various stakeholders involved in developing wind farm projects and effective and clear communication at all stages of the projects.
Lauri holds two master's degrees in Planning Geography and Business. Before joining Ilmatar, Lauri has worked as a Regional Development Specialist and Project Manager at the FCG Finnish Consulting Group Ltd.
“For me, Ilmatar represents a forerunner in domestic renewable energy production, whose values and responsible operating model make it easy to stand behind and work together towards a sustainable future”.
Project Development Manager
Timo works as a project development manager, he is responsible for preparing wind farm projects all the way from early-stage development until the construction phase, taking part in the full project development cycle.
Timo holds a Master's degree in Human Geography. Before joining Ilmatar, Timo worked for Ramboll Finland as an Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist and Project Manager.
”Ilmatar represents the values that are important to me. It's great to do such work that helps society and enables the opportunity to switch to clean energy use.”
Project Development Manager
Passionate about renewable energy, Noora holds a Master of Science (Technology) degree in sustainable energy systems and markets by Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. She has worked on various energy production and distribution-related projects since 2015 and completed her master’s thesis at Ilmatar. Currently, Noora is working on Ilmatar’s projects, taking part in the full project development cycle from the early footsteps until the construction phase.
She says she's happy to be part of the company because "Ilmatar represents the values that are most important to me. I am especially thrilled by Ilmatar’s enthusiastic, open-minded atmosphere and passion to fight for a more sustainable future."
Project Development Manager
Pietari is MSc in Strategic Finance & Business Analytics from the LUT University. Studies include and additional minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Helsinki.
Pietari's background is in wind power business and in M&A. Before Ilmatar he worked as a Project and Business Development Specialist at St1’s Wind Power team. In St1 his main responsibilities were in demerger of Tuuliwatti Oy, sales of its assets and after sales in greenfield wind power development.
Before starting his journey in wind energy business he worked as an Corporate Finance Analyst at Midventum Oy.
Project Development Manager
Helena works as a project developer for onshore wind projects at Ilmatar. She's been in the wind power industry since 2019. She has worked with asset management services for operating wind parks.
Helena is driven by the possibility to fight climate change by implementing renewable energy and by solving problems where in areas where technology, economy and the society meet.
Helena has a M.Sc in Energy technology from Aalto university with a focus on renewable energy.
In her freetime Helena is active as a sea scout leader as well as a gymnastics coach and judge.
Arto has over 20 years’ experience in planning power lines. This includes preliminary assessments, pre-planning / licensing as well as general design plans (engineering design). Arto is a trained surveyor, so anything related to land-use is right up his alley (provisioning procedures, land-use planning, agreement policies).
Since 2006, Arto has been involved in various wind power projects as a project manager. He has managed the pre-planning and general design plans for transmission line connections and solved detailed issues regarding the transmission of wind power in cooperation with various electricity grid operators.
“I am a very patriotic person. To me, Ilmatar represents domestic and patriotic values to the highest degree. As an Ilmatar employee, I feel that I am a part of something significant in terms of securing energy supply for the future, promoting a sustainable future for all – while respecting biodiversity.”
Arto’s favorite pastimes include enjoying the outdoors, doing woodwork, fishing for vendace and bowling.
Project Development Manager
Petri has worked in various roles in the energy industry for the past ten years. At Ilmatar, he calls upon his wealth of engineering knowledge when overseeing the construction of wind farms. On top of his professional experience in sourcing, project execution and engineering, Petri holds a bachelor's degree in machine automation from the Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
For him, “Building together” sums up why he's so driven to succeed at Ilmatar.
Niklas works as a project manager at Ilmatar. He is responsible for the preparation and implementation of renewable energy construction projects together with the construction organisation. Previously, Niklas has worked as a service manager at Rejlers Finland, as an expert at the main grid company Fingrid and as a project manager at energy company Fortum. Niklas has over 10 years of extensive experience in the field of energy and has a master's degree in electrical power engineering.
"At Ilmatar, I am motivated by the opportunity to work in a renewable energy observation post and the opportunity to be involved in making a cleaner energy system and the world for future generation."
Harri works as a Construction Manager in Ilmatar’s wind power projects. Before joining Ilmatar, Harri has worked in wind farm project management and as a Construction Site Supervisor with 20 years of broad experience in the construction and industrial sectors. Harri holds a degree in both civil and construction engineering as well as in mechanical and production engineering
“Ilmatar represents the values that I want to support in my work. It’s great to get to be a part of building modern wind farms for a cleaner future.”
Tuomas works as a Project Manager at Ilmatar and he is responsible for the execution of construction projects.
Tuomas has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector, in solar and wind power. He has been responsible for the engineering, procurement and project management of construction projects, contributing on more than 1 GW of projects worldwide. Tuomas holds a Master of Science (Tech) degree in Electrical Engineering.
Joel works as a Project Controller at Ilmatar and he is responsible for the wind farms’ financials during the construction phase.
Joel has several years of experience working in the energy industry. Prior to joining Ilmatar, he worked at Fennovoima where he was responsible for financial modeling, analysis and reporting of nuclear power plant project.
Joel holds a master's degree in industrial engineering and management from Lappeenranta University of Technology.
“To me, Ilmatar represents a bold pioneer in the renewable energy industry, and its values match with mine. At Ilmatar, my work is meaningful and has a significant positive effect on the society."
Power Generation and Trading
Ramin vastuulla Ilmattaren johtoryhmässä on sähköntuotanto, sen optimointi ja tuotantoon liittyvä riskienhallinta trading-toiminnot. Osana tätä kokonaisuutta trading-tiimi optimoi tuotantoa fyysisen kaupankäynnin osalta sähköpörssissä ja tekee tuotannon suojauksia finanssikaupankäynnillä NASDAQ Commodities -pörssissä sekä suoraan vastapuolien kanssa.
Rami siirtyi Ilmattarelle Enordicilta, jossa hän vastasi markkina-analyysista ja riskienhallinnasta. Aiemmin Rami on työskennellyt muun muassa Fortumilla ja Gasumilla salkunhoidon ja riskienhallinnan tehtävissä. Koulutukseltaan Rami on maatalous-metsätieteen maisteri.
Ramille on tärkeää saada työskennellä itselleen merkityksellisten asioiden parissa. ”Omien lasten kanssa on yhdessä pohdittu mitä me voimme itse tehdä ilmastonmuutoksen hillitsemiseksi. Minulle onkin kunnia päästä mukaan Ilmattaren osaavaan tiimiin edistämään uusiutuvan energian kasvua kotimaisessa energiajärjestelmässä.”
Director, Generation & Assets
Mikko uses his vast experience in the energy markets to look after our trading activities. Before joining Ilmatar, he worked for 15 years for major players in the European power sector. These included Fortum, E.ON, Uniper and UPM. Mikko’s key areas of expertise include market analysis, portfolio management and trading.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Technology from Aalto University.
He believes wind power is a game-changer in the Nordic power market. "In my role at Ilmatar, I can combine my passion for energy trading with wind power, and be at the heart of this market change."
Head of Trading
Heikki has graduated from the University of Helsinki, majoring in mathematics and from Aalto University, majoring in sustainable energy systems and markets. Before starting at Ilmatar, Heikki has worked as a mathematics and physics teacher. At Ilmatar he works with market analysis, trading and portfolio management.
Heikki started working at Ilmatar in autumn 2020 doing his second master’s degree thesis about using mathematical optimization modelling to model the Nordic electricity markets.
“At Ilmatar I get to use my diverse set of skills to see a more sustainable and cleaner future to come true."
Energy Market Analyst
Markus leads Ilmatar’s Physical Trading team and he joined Ilmatar in 2021. Some of his major core responsibilities include development of trading capabilities and asset optimization. Markus got his master’s degree from Tampere University of Technology and he majored in power systems and market. In addition, he has been working in the energy sector for more than 10 years.
Before moving to Ilmatar, Markus worked for over nine years at UPM Energy in physical trading positions. Meanwhile working as a trader, Markus also studied at the University of Tampere, focusing on economics and computer science.
Markus strives for a comprehensive energy market environment that draws its efficiency from the latest technology and energy business know-how. Within this vision Ilmatar’s local, environmentally friendly, and renewable power production plays a key role in serving us all.
Head of Physical Trading
Before joining Ilmatar as Physical Trader Antti has worked for UPM Energia and Fortum. In those positions Antti's main task was power trading in the Nordic electricity market. In addition to those, he's also worked at Gasum and Kemijoki Oy, where he wrote his Master's thesis.
Antti sees Ilmatar as a modern and forward-looking company that offers a lot of new challenges and experiences. As a co-worker, Antti describes himself as an easy-going and approachable person, who always tries to help others as best as he can.
Jouni is responsible for trading IT and analytics at Ilmatar. He has a background of more than 20 years in sound experience of similar work in the energy sector. He spent his whole earlier career as a quantitative analyst at Power-Deriva Oy, which supplies energy trading services and tools to dozens of energy companies in Finland.
Jouni’s strong core competences include energy market modelling and fundamental analysis.
”I’m really pleased to be part of building a carbon dioxide-free energy system that going forward will run all the functions of a modern society. Ilmatar is doing the right things at the right time and this makes it an excellent place to work”, Jouni says.
Manager, Trading IT and Analytics
Miika has more than five years of work experience from physical electricity and reserve markets. Before moving to Ilmatar, he worked at UPM Energy in various physical trading positions.
Miika has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tampere, majoring in Power systems and markets and minoring in Industrial Management and Power Plants and Combustion Technology.
Miika believes that he will be able to utilize his experience and his analytical approach to the development of physical trading and thus enable the addition of economically viable renewable production to the production portfolio of Ilmatar.
Senior Physical Trader
Jarmo oversees sales development. In addition to a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from HELIA, he has more than 20 years of experience in sales and sales management for both B2B and B2C customers. Prior to joining Ilmatar, he worked as sales director for the smart energy start-up OptiWatti as well as performed sales roles at Posti Oyj and Sanoma Oyj. He says he enjoys working at Ilmatar because "I want to help our customers succeed by making the most of sustainability and energy efficiency."
Paula started working for Ilmatar as an electricity sales service specialist in January 2022. She has worked in customer service for almost 20 years of which over five years as a team coach or a team leader in various electricity sales or customer service teams.
Paula knows details related to customers' electricity contracts throughout because she has worked in customer and fault services for several electricity network companies.
"I'm an electrician's daughter. That's why electricity sales and customer service are close to my heart and I take great pride in my work.
At Ilmatar I can't only help our customers and support the agents in our customer service team but also work for sustainable future, which is very rewarding."
Service Specialist, Electricity Sales
Ilmatar Solar Sweden
Christian has a lifetime of experience within sustainable Energy, having spent his formative years piling and cleaving firewood and helping out with the daily operations of his family’s farm. After studying Business Development at Chalmers in Göteborg Christian started working within civil engineering and mastering construction and commercial management.
Christian has delivered and built projects throughout the world and amassed a vast understanding on cross cultural communications and creating successful teams with members from several diverging national backgrounds (Swedish, Finnish, Danish and others). He has led projects encompassing over 1,2 GW of wind power throughout Northern Europe.
Christian is also involved in the running of the family estate Maglebjär with landholdings in Göinge, Scania, Sweden.
Head of Projects, CEO Ilmatar Solar AB
Anna works with Ilmatar’s solar development in Sweden. Before joining Ilmatar, Anna has for almost two decades worked with renewable energy transactions and M&A as an in-house lawyer and in private practice in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. She holds a Masters of Law from Lund University and has trained at the bench.
Head of Legal
Christopher works as a project developer at Ilmatar Solar in Sweden, where he develops solar park designs paired with energy storage.
After spending the better half of a decade hiking and cross-country skiing in Norway, Christopher developed an interest in environmental questions. Interest in environmental questions paired with an interest in technology led him to the Institute of Technology, Linköping University, where he studied M. Sc in energy and environmental engineering permeated by sustainability and resource efficiency on global as well as local level.
Tobias has a long experience in logistics within the harbour business. In his most recent role, environment and climate were his focus areas. Tobias f.e. took care of the usage of solar radiation leading to an increase in production, optimised workflow and a decrease in the company’s climate impact.
His passion for nature and interest in “the green way of thinking” has led him to Lund University where he currently is finishing a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
At Ilmatar Solar, Tobias puts theory into practice as the project coordinator by modelling and mapping areas for large-scale solar power.
Ilmatar Offshore Åland
Anna is passionate about getting people from all levels of society on the same fast lane track – transitioning society to operate on renewable energy fully.
In her former work life and career, she’s assisted politicians, MEPs, public servants, company board members, landowners, and the general public to understand each other’s agenda and how they perceive “What is sustainable development to you and others?”. If the world is to change for the better, we will need everyone on board to make it so. And we can only do this by understanding how this change affects other people, not just ourselves and our peers.
Anna is a BSc. Molecular biology and an International MSc. Sustainable Development, with a focus area on water and energy management.
She is an appreciated public speaker and is often invited to panel discussions about sustainable development, the importance of gender equality and leadership, societal justice and change, youth empowerment, environment, and ecosystem services. She has served as a board member and chairperson on several NGO and ENGO boards.
Häger is from the Åland Island, where she lives with her family on the countryside. Trivia: She’s a professionally trained opera singer, a true islander, and a Jack-of-all-trades!
Regional Manager, Åland
Martti has been marinated with thousands and thousands of nautical miles and salt of the seven seas. On his travels he has seen the arctic, the Antarctica as well as the “jungly rivers of the equator” and the paradise-like archipelagos of the Southern Pacific. As a chief officer and master on ships of an international environmental organization he has first hand experienced the effects of the climate change in its most cruel of contexts. These travels and experiences have molded Martti to become a self proclaimed energy-revolution guerrilla, like he himself puts it.
Martti’s education is Master Mariner. He studied to become a professional seafarer in the seafaring school of town of Rauma in western Finland. While in school, he spent all he’s vacations and times off sailing the archipelago ferries and coastal cargo ships on the Baltic sea. Near graduation he ended up on a 100 000 ton crude oil tanker as a 3rd officer. It was a dream come true job at the time.
While transporting literally millions of tons of dinosaur-bones back & forth across the Baltic sea and the archipelago sea, Martti started thinking. Something clicked in his head. He started seriously thinking the state of the world and the part that he had ended up playing in it.
“This is not right. S**t! We need to make an energy revolution”
Martti left his former dream job and joined a sailing ship of an international environmental NGO. He started sailing the world with them while trying to do something about things. About a year earlier he had also experienced a revelation while being on the deck of a training ship schooner Helena on the Baltic sea. “The feeling, when the engine was stopped and the sails were raised for the first time and they started providing power to the 100 ton steel-hull schooner. Speed only went up and the roar of the sea was incredible. That’s when I realized that perhaps this is possible, perhaps we can do it. There is an unlimited amount of energy available, we just need to harness it.”
Now Martti has ended up to Ilmatar to continue the revolution, to harness that unlimited amount of power in to use. When Martti is not at sea or plotting the next move of the revolution, he lives a quiet life in a small off-grid cabin in the arctic Lapland with his dog Vanja. Hunting, fishing and learning to live sustainably from surrounding nature is the he’s main activity and love of life.
Marine Advisor, Captain
Anna handles communications and citizen engagement at Ilmatar Offshore in Åland. Anna's educational background lies in journalism, with a bachelor from Södertörns Högskola in Stockholm.
Anna did her 7-8 years in journalism in the world of Ålandstidningen, and then moved on to nine years of communications, content producing and campaign work for a broad variety of clients at April Kommunikation. As a side business she creates upcycle jewellery under her own brand Oktober. She is also one of four owners of the magazine Ålands Handel, releasing four free paper editions per year and also airing a weekly podcast.
To relax she dances, knits, does yoga and pottery, moves around plants in her garden and enjoys social and cultural life. Anna has a teenage daughter, a deaf white cat and she is so proud and excited to join Ilmatar and be part of the quest to create a more sustainable future.
Manager, Communications & Citizen Engagement, Åland
Stefan will be working on the development and permitting processes for offshore wind farms.
Stefan is an environmental and marine biologist and also scuba diver. He has always been fascinated by how processes in the natural environment work.
In his former life and career, Stefan has lived abroad partly during his childhood and studies. His lifetime interest has been the understanding of the marine world and being part of it through the scuba diving hobby.
Stefan has previously worked with Maritime Spatial Planning from a regional to an international level. When he was employed at the Government of Åland, Stefan led the collaboration between Finland’s, Åland’s, and Sweden’s MSPs, where he identified the need to collect data and incorporate stakeholders from all levels to improve and adapt the plan efficiently and inclusively.
Stefan has an MSc. in environmental and marine biology with a focus on ecosystem functioning and human impacts on marine environments.
Head of Maritime Spatial Planning
Asset Management, Ilmatar Service Oy
Seppo acts as a technical manager at Ilmatar Service Oy. His main responsibility is to continuously monitor wind farm production while maintaining the condition of the wind turbines. He also reports to clients and helps with the construction of projects.
Previously, he worked for several years in design and product development and spent seven years at WinWind Oy. There he gained experience of wind power delivery projects, site operations, and product management and specialisation. He was also involved in developing and piloting the Arctic wind power turbine and the new 3 MW wind turbine.
He enjoys his role at Ilmatar because, as he says, "It's really pleasing to use my experience and my background for Ilmatar Service Oy and our customers. I'm really happy to help ensure our customers’ wind turbines stay in top condition. That's always mine, and Ilmatar Service Oy's, main goal."
Head of TCM, Managing Director Ilmatar Service Oy
Acting as technical specialist or TCM-engineer of the wind parks Henri`s main task is to help the client to achieve the best possible response for investments. Technical and Commercial Management (TCM) of wind farm is the central part of Henri’s expertise. Along with main tasks Henri gives also support for ongoing project development and construction management.
Henri`s educational background consists strongly of electrical engineering. The first examination comes from vocational institute and after that Henri has been graduated to Bachelor of Sciences and Master of Sciences. The latest examination is from Tampere University of Technology where he specialized into Power Systems and Marketing. Previously Henri has been worked as Project Engineer where the main tasks were related to supervision and inspection works focused to power systems and wind turbines. Henri has completed over 200 turbine inspections during his career.
“It is great to work for the employer that gives very interesting and versatile tasks from the modern industry. It has been great to see how wind industry has been progressed in short time and little by little will replace the non-renewable energy production forms”.
Sami acts as a technical specialist or TCM engineer focusing on operation and performance of wind power plants, as well as monitoring their production levels. Additionally he reports to customers and provides assistance in different stages of new wind power projects.
Sami has worked with wind power industry’s service providers from year 2012, in which time he has familiarized himself, among others, with Vestas and Siemens wind turbines. He has wide experience and education-based knowledge of modern wind turbine technology. Prior to joining Ilmatar, Sami worked for Vestas Wind Systems’ service organization, where he held the position of a service technician.
“Joining this innovative team was an easy decision for me, because Ilmatar does valuable and sustainable work for advancing renewable energy in Finland. On top of this I get to utilize and further develop my expertise with these interesting machines.”
Sami acts as a TCM-engineer for Ilmatar Service Ltd. Additionally, he also works as a safety coordinator for Ilmatar Service and supports Ilmatar's client companies' quality systems' development and maintenance.
Before joining Ilmatar, Sami was part of Kemira's sales organization for almost seven years. He worked in various positions to acquire and execute new sales projects at the customer interface in the paper and pulp industry. Sami holds a degree in industrial management from the Lapland University of Applied Sciences. During his studies, he also specialized in mechanical and production engineering.
"For me, it is important to succeed together with the customer. Ilmatar is a great opportunity to be part of building a more sustainable future."
Sales and Marketing
As Ilmatar’s CFO, Joonas is responsible for developing the finance function and securing long- and short-term financing to support the company’s growth. His expertise is also utilized in the financing of new wind power projects.
Joonas joined Ilmatar from Delete Group, where he worked as a CFO for several years. Previously, he has also worked for Eltel Networks and Wärtsilä. Joonas has a master's degree in economics from Hanken School of Economics. According to Joonas, the development and outlook for the wind power industry is fascinating. At Ilmatar Joonas is excited about the highly talented team, who are committed to building a greener Finland together.
"As society and industry become more dependent on electricity, the need for clean energy will increase significantly. Building additional domestic wind power will play a key role in Finland's pursuit of carbon neutrality by 2035."
Chief Financial Officer
As an Investment Manager Pyry works on investments, financings and other finance related projects.
Pyry started at Ilmatar in 2019. He joined the team from MCF Corporate Finance where he worked in M&A advisory between 2016 and 2019, first in Helsinki and later in London. Pyry holds an MSc from the Aalto University School of Business.
Regarding his reasons for joining Ilmatar, he says "Ilmatar means working towards a more sustainable future with great colleagues. I hold both points in high regard."
Lauri works with M&A transactions, financial modeling, reporting and financial management. Prior to joining Ilmatar, he worked as a Management Consulting Analyst at KPMG, Investment Analyst at Finnish Industry Investment and Equity Analyst at Evli Bank.
Lauri holds a Master of Science in Economics from Aalto University School of Business with a major in innovation management and entrepreneurship, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Lappeenranta University of Technology with a major in finance.
His enthusiasm for IImatar is both professional and personal. "Environmental issues and sustainable development thinking are becoming increasingly important in today's world and in my own life, too," he says. "At Ilmatar, I can influence these issues by helping solve related challenges, while working for a better future for all."
As a Financial controller Jenni's responsibilities at Ilmatar include duties of company’s lead accountant, consolidation and group reporting as well as the development of these functions.
Jenni studied in Haaga University of Applied Sciences and graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA).
Jenni is an accounting professional with strong and versatile experience in various areas of financial management. Before joining Ilmatar Jenni worked at Aon Finland Oy as Finance manager.
At Ilmatar, Mikko is responsible for accounts payables and receivables and assisting accounting tasks. He has a degree in business administration from the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. He has vast experience in HR and accounting, including billing, ledgers, employer branding and recruitment assistance.
Mikko finds working at Ilmatar motivating, meaningful and interesting. “Together, we’re building a better future based upon renewable energy,” he says.
Jenni’s responsibilities at Ilmatar include various financial accounting tasks, including month end closing, accounts payable and receivable, and payments. Jenni also assists in group accounting, reporting and management accounting.
Jenni is MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from Aalto University, where she studied Business Law and Accounting. She has work experience in financial accounting, including bookkeeping, financial statements, and regulatory reporting.
Sustainable development and renewable energy are important topics to Jenni, which is why she finds her role at Ilmatar highly interesting and motivating.
Vesa works as a Head of IT for Ilmatar Energy Oy. He is responsible for Ilmatar IT development. His goal is to develop IT systems in a business-oriented manner to support the needs of a rapidly evolving industry and organization.
Vesa has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has a wide experience of leading IT development projects on both the client and IT supplier side in various roles. In addition Vesa has background in IT business consulting and supervisory roles.
He has a bachelor's degree from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
"Ilmatar is a leader in the development of renewable energy, it's great to be involved in this development and to work with top experts in the field."
Head of IT
At Ilmatar, Jenni’s core areas are group-level and business development investments, transactions, and financing. She started in June 2022 and has previously gained experience from M&A advisory working in Corporate Finance teams at SEB and KPMG specializing in energy and infrastructure sectors.
Jenni holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Oulu Business School as well as M.Sc. in Finance from University of Vaasa.
Ilmatar is the forerunner in renewable energy, whose ambitious goals motivate Jenni in developing the company in the long term.
“It’s a privilege to get to work with highly competent and experienced colleagues, from whom I can learn something new every day.”
Legal, HR and sustainability
Anna-Maria is Ilmatar’s in-house counsel and is responsible for the group’s various legal matters and contract portfolio. Anna-Maria has over 20 years of experience as an in-house counsel and attorney. Prior to joining Ilmatar Anna-Maria has worked with, for example, Innofactor Plc, Siemens Osakeyhtiö and Castrén & Snellman, Attorneys Ltd. Anna-Maria has special expertise on complex energy and wind power related projects and administration of private and publicly listed Finnish limited liability companies.
Anna-Maria holds a master’s degree in law from Helsinki University, has completed studies at Texas Tech Law School and has trained on the bench.
Anna-Maria has a passion for contracts and deems that a TSA (Turbine Supply Agreement) is a great summary of everything one must know of contract law. As the mother of three young adults/teenagers, Anna-Maria is proud to be working for the wind industry and making a difference for the next generations.
General Counsel, HR, Compliance and Sustainability
Sari is responsible for internal and external communications with the diverse range of interest groups we deal with. With extensive experience in domestic and international human resources as well as a background in the energy industry, Sari has developed a deep understanding of factors that affect the development and operation of wind farms.
For Sari, working at Ilmatar brings many benefits. “I get to meet people at every stage of the wind farm process: the design, the building, and the operation," she says. "It's wonderfully rewarding to experience this journey with people and see how these projects can empower the local community, create employment and produce clean energy.”
Senior Legal Counsel Marika works as a lawyer at Ilmatar and is part of Ilmatar´s Legal, HR sustainability team.
Over 20 years of experience as an in-house legal counsel and attorney-at-law Marika has strong experience in business legal issues and contracts. Marika has previously worked as a lawyer at Neste Corporation, TietoEVRY Corporation and Fondia Plc. Marika has a Master's degree in law from Helsinki University and has trained on the bench as well.
"As a lawyer it is a great opportunity to work with renewable energy and towards the cleaner future."
Senior Legal Counsel
As a HR Generalist Outi works with varied HR tasks at Ilmatar.
Outi holds a Master's degree in administrative sciences from Tampere University and she has worked in HR field since 2019. Prior to joining Ilmatar Outi worked as a HR Specialist at Finnish Energy Authority.
”I’m happy to get to work for the sustainable future with talented renewable energy experts here at Ilmatar. It’s something that highly motivates me in my daily work at HR.”
Tuula works as a Land Manager at Ilmatar, and she is responsible especially for land lease agreements and private roads. Tuula enjoys working with legislation and land management. Before joining Ilmatar, Tuula has worked in various land management positions at YIT Finland Ltd and Senate Properties. Tuula has graduated with a degree of M.Sc. (Surveying) from the Helsinki University of Technology.
Working with wind power is meaningful and inspiring for Tuula. She says, "At Ilmatar, I feel that I am doing my part for a cleaner future and making a difference by furthering renewable energy."
Mikko is a seasoned veteran of over 20 years in journalistic duties and leading people, developing digital services and publishing media in every format.
Mikko thrives for organizational and personal development, and a work day is perfect if he's able to learn something new. He wants to help media, partners and Ilmatar colleagues in big and small communications and marketing tasks.
Working with Mikko is fun although he is a goal-oriented person.
Manager, Communications & PR