Neste Jacobs Executive Board


Jarmo Suominen

Managing Director and CEO

Joined the company in 2010 as Managing Director and CEO. Mr. Suominen has 30 years’ of international experience in the industry’s technology, project management, engineering, maintenance and construction businesses leadership serving wide range of chemical process- and bio-industries and holds BSc. in Mechanical Engineering.

He has also studied leadership in various business academies including IMD. Mr. Suominen has held key positions in major oil and gas projects worldwide. He has also served many years in business executive positions in international chemical process industry engineering companies prior to joining Neste Jacobs.


Heikki Pikkarainen

Senior Vice President, Sales

Joined the company in 2012 as Head of Consulting. Mr. Pikkarainen has 25 years of experience in the industry’s business development and management consulting activities and holds MBA and MSc. in Forest Products Marketing. Since 2014 he is responsible for Neste Jacobs Group’s Marketing and Sales. Prior to joining the company he served in senior management positions in Pöyry Management Consulting (2009-2012), as President of UPM Raflatac (2005-2008) and other management positions at UPM (2000-2004), as Director in Fortum (1998-2000), in a number of positions in Pöyry Forest Industry Oy (1990-1997), and as Corporate Analyst at the Industrialization Fund of Finland (1988-1989).


Matti Alanen

Senior Vice President, Delivery

Joined the company in 2016 as SVP of Delivery. Mr. Alanen has 20 years of experience in international project and construction business. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and holds MSc. in Electrical Engineering. He is responsible for Neste Jacobs Group’s Global Delivery function. Prior to joining the company he has held several key positions in Wärtsilä Oyj (2003-2016), most recently as Director of Project Management, Americas region. 1996-2003 served in a number of positions in Fortum Engineering / IVO Power Engineering. He has international experience working in countries such as Brazil, Ireland, Poland and United Kingdom.


Risto Takkala

Chief Financial Officer

Joined the company in 2009 as CFO. Mr. Takkala has over 20 years of experience in the industry’s finance and administration activities and holds MSc. in Economics. He is responsible for the Neste Jacobs Group’s financial management, risk management and ICT. Served in several positions at Neste Oil, most recently as Interim CFO (2009), Corporate Controller (2005–2009) and Vice President of Finance in Oil Refining Business Unit (2004–2005).


Pirki Väisänen

Vice President, HR (Acting)

Joined the company early 2015 as HR Business Partner and in this role has been supporting a number of key initiatives securing Neste Jacobs international growth. Ms Väisänen holds MA from Glasgow University and postgraduate MSc in International Management. She has also completed International Human Resources Diploma at the Metropolitan University in London. Ms Väisänen has previous to joining Neste Jacobs worked over 15 years internationally in the HR field; the last 7 years as Director of Human Resources in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. She is also certified as Six Sigma Green Belt.


Kirsi Rintamäki

Vice President, HSEQ

Joined the company in 1992 as Materials Engineer. Ms. Rintamäki has 30 years of experience in industry’s engineering and HSEQ activities and holds MSc. in Metallurgical Engineering. She is responsible for Neste Jacobs Group’s health, safety, environmental and quality activities since 2011. She served previously as Vice President, Plant engineering (2007–2010). Served as Manager of Materials Engineering at the Neste Jacobs and Neste Engineering (1996–2006) and different positions in Neste Oil corporation (1984-1992). Member of Pressure Equipment Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Safety Technology of Finland.


Erja Kuronen

Executive Assistant


Anne Simolinna

Head of Legal and Risk, Secretary of the Executive Board

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