Sirpa-Helena Sormunen, LL.M. (Helsinki University), 54, has been appointed General Counsel and member of Fortum Corporation's Executive Management as of 1 September 2014. She will report to Tapio Kuula, President and CEO of Fortum Corporation.
For the last two years Sirpa-Helena Sormunen has been working as General Counsel for Patria, a provider of defence, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions. Prior to that, she has held several managerial and legal positions at Nokia and NSN with the responsibility of global legal teams. In addition, she has several years' experience in M&A as well as in governance and compliance issues.
"We warmly welcome Sirpa-Helena Sormunen to join our Executive Management and to lead Fortum's Group-wide legal function as well as to bring her experience from various business environments to the implementation of Fortum's strategy", says Tapio Kuula.
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Tapio Kuula, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 45 24112
Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. Catering to the versatile needs of our customers, we generate, distribute and sell electricity and heat, and offer related expert services. Our operations focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Poland. In 2013, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.1 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.6 billion. We employ approximately 8,800 people. Fortum’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.fortum.com