Urs Pennanen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Customers in Corporate Customers and Markets as of January 16th, 2024.
Pennanen, who has a master´s degree in Industrial Management, Engineering and Energy Economics from the Helsinki University of Technology, has a wide range of experience from different industries. He has worked in Nokia Mobile Networks, GE Healthcare, Metso Corporation and Purmo Group, covering such industries as telecoms, healthcare, aggregates, mining, pulp & paper, oil & gas, construction and HVAC. In his most recent role before joining Fortum Corporate Customers and Markets (CCM), Urs was leading the Nokia Mobile Networks business in the Nordics, Baltics and Benelux.
“I am keen to contribute with my knowledge and drive to Fortum´s journey. I relate strongly to the Fortum values - Curiosity, Responsibility, Integrity and Respect - and to the opportunity to continue to strengthen the sustainable position of Fortum in its current and new corporate customers’ minds and hearts.”
The customer is at the heart of Fortum's new strategy. The success of the green transition and decarbonisation requires cleaner industrial processes, in practice a large-scale and extensive electrification development. Fortum´s focus is to work closely with its strategic customers to find the best solutions for each company's needs to reduce emissions from industrial operations. Corporate Customers function plays a key role in executing this strategy.
CCM Executive Vice President, Simon-Erik Ollus is thrilled to have someone of Urs´ experience to join Fortum: “Urs has a deep knowledge from diverse industries, which gives him a great advantage of understanding Fortum´s customers and building deep customer relationships.”
Mark Autio, Manager, Media and Stakeholder Relations Finland, mark [dot] autio [at] fortum [dot] com, +358405704292