Anja Silvennoinen, 54, MSc in Energy technology, MBA, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Pöyry PLC and President of the Energy Business Group and member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC. She will assume these positions on 1 March 2015 and will report to Alexis Fries, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC.
Anja Silvennoinen is currently Vice President, Head of Energy, Nordics, in the Management Consulting Business Group of Pöyry.
Anja Silvennoinen will succeed Sergio Guimaraes in these positions. Reporting to Alexis Fries, Sergio Guimaraes will assume a Senior Vice President, Business Development position at Pöyry with a specific focus on Latin America and including tasks related to operations and process optimisation at Group level.He will leave his position at the Group Executive Committee.
"I want to warmly welcome Anja to the Group Executive Committee and wish her every success in developing our energy business further. At the same time, I want to thank Sergio for an outstanding job done in the Energy Business Group and as a member of the Group Executive Committee. I am particularly pleased that we had an excellent internal candidate to succeed Sergio in his positions", says Alexis Fries, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC.
Alexis Fries, President and CEO
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Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in our core markets. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts. Pöyry's net sales in 2013 were EUR 650 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).