Behind the numbers are always people – and ideas and strategies. Here, it’s about the people making a difference at Valmet Automotive and their plans for the future of our company. Welcome.

Business ID: 0143991-2
Place of registration: Uusikaupunki, Finland

Management and Board

The drive for innovation and an uncompromising focus on customers and quality are what characterize both our Management Board and Supervisory Board. They are united in their unconditional passion for automobiles and the mobility concepts of the future. Get to know the women and men who are taking our company and its customers on the “fast lane to future vehicles.”

Management

Olaf Bongwald
CEO

Minna Huhtaniska
Group General Counsel

Robert Hentschel
Managing Director, Head of Engineering and EV Systems

Christian Kleinhans
SVP Group Business Development

Päivi Leskinen
SVP Group Human Resources and Communications

Jyrki Nurmi
SVP Engineering Services Finland

Stefan Ohlsson
SVP Business Development Engineering and EV Systems

Pasi Rannus
SVP Manufacturing

Ulf Schönemann
SVP Engineering Services Germany

Richard Stegmayer
SVP Sales and Engineering, Head of Roof Systems

Juha Torniainen
Group CFO

Hans-Joachim Vogt
Head of Manufacturing

BOARD

Jarkko Sairanen, Chairman of the Board

Ulrich Hackenberg

Kari Heinistö

Timo Kokkila

Hans-Joachim Schöpf

Matthias Zentgraf

Shareholders

The shareholders of Valmet Automotive are the two Finnish investment companies Tesi and Pontos Group, as well as the Chinese battery market leader CATL.

Tesi is a state-owned investment company that aims to support the Finnish economy, employment and economic growth through capital investments. Pontos Group is a private investment company, which concentrates on private equity investments, among others, in Finland, the Baltic States, Russia and select CIS states. Tesi and Pontos Group each hold 38,46% of the company shares. Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) is a worldwide leading supplier of electric vehicle batteries and power storage, headquartered in Ningde, Fujian, China. CATL holds 23,08% of the company’s shares.

Employees

Some 6000 employees work at Valmet Automotive. And this number is rapidly growing. In 2018, we are in the middle of one of the largest recruiting campaigns for 1,000 new car builders in Finland, mainly in the manufacturing of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the new A-Class.

But we are also looking for reinforcement at many of our engineering, manufacturing and testing locations in Germany, Poland and Spain. Our roughly 1,000 engineers are searching for new colleagues for ambitious projects of the future and leadership positions.

Career

Group Business Development, M&A

As a strategic upstream partner for the engineering and manufacturing of conventional cars and e-cars, we are in the sights of many OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and mobility service providers – all potential customers. Group business development is your first point of contact in this field – a gateway and interface to our four business areas. This also goes for our cooperating partners, takeover candidates, and mergers and acquisitions advisors. And when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, we are always a sought-after and fair partner. We look forward to meeting you.

Contacts:

Christian Kleinhans
(Munich, Germany)
Mobile: +49 172 378 1247
christian.kleinhans@valmet-automotive.com