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Embracing change for continued success: Futurice announces strategic role switch and revised Finland organization

Futurice, one of the leading digital transformation consultancies in Europe, is excited to announce a revised Finland organization and switch of roles between the Global Head of Operations and the Managing Director for Finland, effective from January 2024.

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Futurice is known for its people-centric culture, experienced talent as well as impactful and outcome-focused client work. As the needs of our clients change and the technology landscape evolves, we need to continuously work on our offering and growth-oriented organization to stay ahead of the curve and continue to provide exceptional business impact to our clients. We strongly believe that the best way to make this happen is by organizing around autonomous units with clear business and offering focus.

From January 2024 onwards our Finland operations will be organized around four business lines:

  • Strategy & Renewal lead by Anna-Mari Fagerström
  • Digital Solutions lead by Tuomas Välimaa
  • Managed Services lead by Joonas Korpela
  • Public Sector & Health lead by Katja Metsola

Finnish business lines will work in close cooperation with our global Generative AI and Data business accelerator Edge that is led by Futurice co-founder Tuomas Syrjänen and Chief Strategy Officer Eeva Raita.

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Osmo Haapaniemi, the new Managing Director of Futurice Finland

As part of the changes, the current Global Head of Operations Osmo Haapaniemi, known for his growth and business results driven leadership, will take charge as the Managing Director for Futurice Finland, injecting his experience and leadership prowess into our Finnish operations.

Simultaneously, current Finland Managing Director Riku Valtasola, known for his operational excellence and successful client expansion, will step into the role of Global Head of Operations. His comprehensive understanding of our business and client needs is expected to add significant value to our overall operations and especially to our operations outside of Finland.

At Futurice, we're pioneering a new category in the digital transformation market that takes a comprehensive approach to our clients’ needs. Finland and its revised organization are a crucial part of this bold vision. We champion personal growth for our leaders like Riku and Osmo, who are instrumental in this transformation, in addition to our global growth ambitions”, says Futurice Group CEO Simo Leisti.

Haapaniemi and Valtasola have both enjoyed over a decade long career at Futurice. This role switch embodies our commitment to continuous learning and leadership development. 2024 is set out to be yet another year of profitable growth for Futurice, as we continue to drive our mission of delivering outcome-focused solutions to our clients.

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  • Portrait of Lauri Haavisto
    Lauri Haavisto
    Corporate Communication Manager, Futurice Group