Helsinki, 2014-08-04 10:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AFFECTO PLC -- STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE -- 4 August 2014 at 11.00
Juko Hakala appointed as Affecto's CEO
Affecto Plc's Board of directors has appointed Mr. Juko-Juho Hakala, 44, M.Sc.(Econ.), as the company's new CEO. Hakala will begin as the CEO as soon as possible, most likely in September. The current interim CEO Lars Wahlström will then return to his normal role as a board member.
Hakala has a long experience in IT services and management consulting. He has served in various management positions at Accenture since 1998. Currently he is managing director at Accenture Digital in the Nordic countries. Earlier he has been responsible for Accenture Technology Strategy and Accenture Infrastructure Outsourcing units in the Nordic countries, and has also built the Strategic IT unit in Finland.
Chairman of the board Aaro Cantell says: "Affecto has a good market position in a fast developing and an attractive business field. However, we have not been able to fully utilize the potential of the skills and know-how of our professionals. We are therefore very pleased to have found a new CEO with extensive experience in the field and an entrepreneurial attitude. Together with him we can start leading Affecto into a more agile company that continuously looks for new opportunities and develops new business concepts for the benefit of our customers."
Juko Hakala comments: "Affecto is a very intriguing company. It has essential Nordic experience in business intelligence and analytics as well as skilled and motivated people. This is an exciting combination. Also, the new digital technologies and service models will introduce a degree of transformational change for both Affecto’s and its clients' industries. I much look forward to this compelling challenge in building future together with the Affecto team."
Board of directors
Chairman of the board, Aaro Cantell, tel. +358 400 706 072
CEO (as of September 2014), Juko Hakala, tel. +358 40 772 5597