Ilmatar is growing steadily and thus needs to invest even more strongly in communications, marketing, and sustainability.
Ilmatar Energy Oy has appointed M.Sc. (Diplomacy) Vilma Wiitakorpi-Björkman as Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Sustainability and a member of the Executive Team. Wiitakorpi-Björkman has an extensive background and expertise in communications for international, Finnish-listed companies. Before moving to Ilmatar, she has been responsible for Helen Group’s communications. She will start at Ilmatar on April 11, 2023.
– Since Ilmatar is growing rapidly and the energy sector is constantly changing, we need to invest even more robustly in communications, raising awareness and sustainability. As the company grows, the importance of these will grow, and more will be expected of us in this regard. It’s great to have a skilled professional joining us with experience in similar tasks, both within the energy sector and outside of it, says Juha-Pekka Weckström, CEO of Ilmatar Energy Oy.
Wiitakorpi-Björkman is experienced in developing the communications unit into a central part of the company to support the strategy implementation. In addition, she knows the different aspects of brand management and sustainability inside and out. She has a strong, successful track record of working with both listed and family-owned companies, as well as municipal entities. Wiitakorpi-Björkman has previously worked at Helen, Uponor, Ensto and Kemira, among others.
– I am excited about the possibility to start working in an energetichigh-growth company that looks set to be a key player in the future. The production of clean energy plays a central part in the development of the energy sector, as well as in society in general. It’s the only right direction. I will be able to utilize my previous experience in building functional teams and developing an open communication culture, both internally and externally. I look forward to meeting my new colleagues and cooperating with different parts of the organization, says Vilma Wiitakorpi-Björkman.
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Founded in 2011, Ilmatar is a Nordic energy company and an independent power producer focused exclusively on renewable energy. Ilmatar Energy’s business areas are the production of renewable electricity and the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy assets.
Ilmatar owns its projects for their lifetime of up to 40 years. Ilmatar’s onshore, offshore wind and solar power projects – currently in various stages of development – have a combined generation capacity of 20 GW in the Nordic countries.
Ilmatar has offices in Helsinki, Malmö, Mariehamn, Tampere and Oulu.