Change in the Patria Board of Directors
Jukka Juusti, MSc. (Eng.) has been appointed as a member of the Patria Board of Directors as of the 1st of July 2022. He succeeds General Ari Puheloinen who has been in the Patria Board for the last six years.
Jukka Juusti has held the position of Permanent Secretary in the Finnish Ministry of Defence from 2016 being retired in the end of 2021.
Panu Routila, (MSc, Economics) continues as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Patria Oyj. Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS; Päivi Marttila, Board Professional; Jarle Næss, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS; Petri Vihervuori, Senior Financial Adviser, the Ownership Steering Department in the Prime Minister’s Office; Mette Toft Bjørgen, Executive Vice President Finance, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS and Iver Christian Olerud, Group EVP Strategy and Business Development, KONGSBERG Group continue as members of the Board of Directors.
”I want to thank General Puheloinen for his outstanding work in the Patria Board and his valuable support to the development of Patria. His expertise and understanding of the industry, as well as his leadership experience, have been particularly valuable in the Board,” says Panu Routila, Chairman of the Board.
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Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.