Silmäasema's new CEO Jussi Salminen to start in his position on 21 January 2019

Silmäasema Oyj                
Stock Exchange Release                        
9 January 2019 at 9:45 a.m. EET

Silmäasema's upcoming CEO, Mr Jussi Salminen (born 1974), M.Sc.Tech., will start in his position on 21 January 2019. Salminen has a long career in management positions at telecom company Telia Finland, among others in the fields of marketing, consumer business and corporate business. Silmäasema announced Salminen's appointment in its release on 27 November 2018.

Anu Kankkunen, who has acted as Interim CEO, will continue in the company in her former role as CFO.

Jussi Salminen, upcoming CEO of Silmäasema:

"I am full of enthusiasm to start my work in Silmäasema and have the possibility to get acquainted with Silmäasema's team of professionals as well as company's operations. Silmäasema has developed strongly in recent years, and it has strong potential, excellent expertise, and a uniquely comprehensive optical retail and eye health product and service concept."

Additional information

Jussi Salminen, CEO of Silmäasema as of 21 January 2019, tel. +358 40 834 5818

Anu Kankkunen, Interim CEO, CFO, tel. +358 50 669 69


Anu Kankkunen
Interim CEO, CFO

Mikko Merisaari
Interim Head of Communications and IR

Silmäasema is a Finnish company, which offers all products and services for optical retail and eye healthcare nationwide. Silmäasema is the largest private eye clinic provider offering eye surgeries and the second largest optical retail chain in Finland. The Silmäasema chain has over 150 stores and 14 eye clinics in Finland as well as ten stores in Estonia. The Silmäasema chain employs close to 1,000 eye healthcare professionals. Silmäasema's Group net sales were EUR 118.3 million in 2017 and adjusted EBITDA was EUR 11.8 million.