Patria's Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group management team Ville Jaakonsalo has decided to pursue opportunities outside Patria. He will continue in his position for the time being and will leave Patria in November 2024 at the latest. Process for the recruitment of his successor has been started. 

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ville for his committed work for Patria, where his leadership in executing successfully Patria’s Horizon 2025 growth strategy and new operating model has been pivotal. As Ville embarks on a new chapter, we wish him success in his future endeavors," says Esa Rautalinko, President and CEO of Patria. 

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Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. 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, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 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.