Talvivaara Mining Company is an internationally significant base metals producer with its primary focus on nickel and zinc using a technology known as bioheapleaching to extract metals out of ore. Bioheapleaching makes extraction of metals from low grade ore economically viable. The Talvivaara deposits comprise one of the largest known sulphide nickel resources in Europe. The ore body is estimated to support anticipated production for several decades. Talvivaara has secured a 10-year off-take agreement for 100 per cent of its main output of nickel and cobalt to Norilsk Nickel and entered into a long-term zinc streaming agreement with Nyrstar NV. Talvivaara is listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Further information can be found at www.talvivaara.com.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director since 15.11.2012.
Executive Chairman 26 April 2012 untill 14.11.2012. CEO of the company since its incorporation in 2003 (8/2003)until 4/2012. Founder of the Company
Date of birth: 1964
Education: M.Sc. (Mining) Helsinki University of Technology
Primary experience: Project Manager of Mining at Arctic Platinum Partnership from 2001 to 2003 and as a Project Manager at Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy from 1999 to 2001, various positions with the Outokumpu Group in Finland and elsewhere from 1991 to 1999.
Saila Miettinen-Lähde, CFO / Deputy-CEO
Chief Financial Officer / Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Group’s financial management, Investor Relations, Treasury, Risk Management and Communications
CFO of the company since 2005 and Member of the Executive Committee. Deputy CEO since 2012. Executive Director 5/2007 until 4/2012
Date of birth: 1962
Other key positions of trust: Rautaruukki Oyj, Board of Directors (14.3.2012), Biohit Oyj, Board of Directors (13.4.2011), Talvivaara Management Oy, Board of Directors (17.12.2010), Valuecode Oy, Board of Directors (25.2.2008), Jyrso Oy, Board of Directors (2003)
Primary experience: Founding partner of SIDOS Partners Ltd (Jan 2004 to Dec 2004), Director at D. Carnegie AB (2000 to 2003), Vice President of Business Development at Orion Pharma (Jan 2000 to Oct 2000), Director of the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development (1998 to 1999) and various positions at Leiras Oy (1993 to 1998).
Pekka Erkinheimo, Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Group Sales and Procurement, Logistics and Legal Affairs. Company Secretary
Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Joined the Company on 2006.
Date of birth: 1972
Education: Master of Law degree
Prior to joining Talvivaara, he was a senior associate at Castren & Snellman Attorneys Ltd from 1999 to 2006 and has also worked as a tax consultant at Arthur Andersen in Helsinki and Zurich.
Eeva Ruokonen, Chief Sustainability Officer
Chief Sustainability Officer
Sustainability, Environment, Health, Safety management and Business excellence
Chief Sustainability Officer member of the Executive Committee. Joined the Company 2/2010.
Date of birth: 1960
Education: M.Sc. (mining) and Lic.Tech. (mineral processing)
She has a wide experience within mining, mineral processing and metallurgical industry as well as in industrial maintenance service business.
Prior to joining Talvivaara she worked for ABB Oy Service as Vice President - HSE (2007 – 2009), Boliden Ab as global Vice President - QHSE (2006 – 2007), Boliden’s zinc smelter in Kokkola as General Manager - administration (2005 – 2006) and copper/nickel smelters in Harjavalta as Vice President HSE (1999 – 2005). During 1991 – 1999 she worked for Outokumpu-company at Kemi chromium mine in operational and process development positions.