SGN Group appoints a new CEO Jussi Ojanen

SGN Group Oy gets a new CEO. Jussi Ojanen, 51, is appointed as CEO on 1 October 2024 Group´s previous CEO Ilkka Brander was appointed as the CEO of Saarioinen Oy from 1 January 2024. He continues in the board of SGN Group. CFO Stefan Repo is the deputy CEO of SGN Group during the interim period..

Jussi Ojanen, M.Sc.(Eng), takes over as CEO from the position of CEO of Kiwa Inspecta. Ojanen is an experienced and growth-oriented business leader who has extensive international experience from companies in the service business, industry and especially in the energy industry. Previously Ojanen has worked for e.g. at Fortum Oyj, being responsible for the company’s B2C and small and medium-sized business operations in Finland and the Nordics. At Pöyry Oyj, he has worked as the director responsible for energy sector management consulting in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics.

It was important for us to choose a new CEO who shares our values: sustainability, trust, integrity and a long-term approach. Jussi is a determined, open minded and good people leader who has capability to develop the company respecting our values towards the year 2030”, says Sam G. Nieminen, the principal owner of SGN Group.

” SGN is a great company with a strong culture, competent personnel, a long history and an eye on the future. I have been impressed by SGN’s versatility and passion for continuous improvement and development. I am very proud and excited to be part of SGN, to create together with the SGN personnel new Finnish business success stories”, Jussi Ojanen says.

SGN Group’s financial position is stable, enabling continuity and growth of the company. For this reason, we have also invested a lot of time in selecting a new CEO. This change brings us new perspectives and opportunities to renew ourselves in the areas that we want to emphasize in the following years.

” We at SGN Group’s board feel that Jussi is the right person to implement our growth-oriented strategy, thanks to his experience and expertise. Jussi’s international experience and versatile knowledge of the business operations of both large and smaller companies provide him with excellent starting points for managing SGN Group’s business operations and implementing strategy”, says Mika Sutinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

More information:

Jussi Ojanen, tel. +358 50 453 6801

Sam G. Nieminen, tel. +358 40 552 7040

SGN Group is a strong and developing Finnish family-owned conglomerate founded in 1933. The SGN Group´s business areas include: agricultural and horticultural trade, leisure equipment, snow and icemaking equipment and services, sports trade and consumer trade. Examples of the brands represented by SGN Group include New Holland, Kverneland, Kawasaki, Tohatsu, Fantic, PistenBully, TechnoAlpin, Team Sportia, Sportringen, Anno and Metsola. SGN Group’s total revenue in 2023 amounted to approximately EUR 96 million and the company has about 116 employees. The Group’s head office is located in Vantaa.