At Ilmatar from 2023
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki
SVP Strategy and M&A Helen 2021-2022
CFO Digita 2016-2021
CFO Adven 2012-2015
CFO Nurminen Logistics 2007-2012
At Ilmatar since 2019.
Education: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law 1992-1997 (OTK), Deputy Judge 2000. Texas Tech University, School of Law 1994-1995. Lawyer 2002-2009.
Previous work experience includes:
INNOFACTOR PLC General Counsel
SIEMENS PARTNERSHIP, Senior Legal Counsel
CASTRÉN & SNELLMAN, Attorneys at Law
General Counsel, HR Director
At Ilmatar from 2023
MA (Diplomacy), University of Nottingham, 2005-2006, BA Joint Honors (International Relations and European Studies), Nottingham Trent University, 2002-2005
Head of Communications, Helen Ltd.
Communications Manager, Uponor Oyj
Communications Manager, Ensto Oy
Manager, Digital Development and Communications, Kemira Oyj
VP, Communications, Marketing & ESG
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."
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.”
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
Team Leader Project Development Eastern & Central Finland
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
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
Kalle has nearly 20 years of experience in developing, financing and leading growth companies. In this time, he has also led the formation and/or transformation of several companies and investment vehicles, while helping to raise the associated capital from private and public markets.
He was Ilmatar’s CEO from the founding of the company in 2011 until 2016 when he became company Chairman. He was Ilmatar Energy's Chairman of the Board of Directors 2023. During his time as CEO, he managed the early and mid-stage growth of the company. He was also key in bringing the best international wind industry practices and several leading renewables financiers to Finland. He strongly believes that the wind industry will continue its fast growth in Finland and that Ilmatar will continue to be at the forefront of this development.
Kalle graduated with a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Vaasa in 2002. He has since completed other studies for his degree at Harvard University and at Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris. In 2010 he completed Executive Program for Growing Companies, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, designed for executives in high growth companies.
Pykälä has been a member of the board for Marinium Oy since 2007, in which he exercises control.
Senior Advisor & Co-founder
At Ilmatar since 2011 (founder)
Aalto EE 2008
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences 1997 - 2002
2012 - 2015 COO
2015 - 2020 Director, Construction
2020 - 2022 VP, Construction
2022 - 2023 Executive Director, Sweden & Offshore
2001 - 2012 Various work and management positions in SLO OY
1995 - 2001 Various positions at Oy Nordiska Handel Ab
Ilmatar Solar Ab, Member since 2022
Ilmatar Offshore Ab, Member from 2022
Ilmatar Service Oy, Member since 2015
Infratiera Oy, Member since 2018
Oy Nordiska Handel Ab, Member since 2007
RE-Tech Oy, HPJ from 2021
RE-Tech Europe Oy, HPJ from 2022
Minä Logistics Oy, HPJ from 2022
KKM Holding d.o.o. (Serbia), Member since 2015
KKM Power d.o.o. (Serbia), Member since 2015
Senior Advisor & Co-Founder