The board of directors of There Corporation Oy has appointed MSc, MBA Tapio Saarenpää as the CEO of the company starting from September 14, 2017.
Tapio Saarenpää has 30 years of experience from the energy sector, of which 10 years as the CEO at three Finnish energy companies. He has a strong track record of building and managing winning teams. Under his leadership a new company Fennovoima Oy started from scratch and gained approval from the Finnish parliament for the next nuclear power plant project in Finland.
The other companies which Tapio has led, Rauman Energia Oy and Vakka-Suomen Voima Oy, are Finnish power and heat utilities owned by both municipalities and private shareholders.
“I joined There Corporation because I trust that together with the shareholders, the Board and our team we can make There a success story. With its scalable cloud-based platform, There is already a forerunner in the digitalization of the energy sector.
There enables smart energy solutions for the ongoing power market transition. These include already the Fortum Fiksu product family and Jäspi Älyvaraaja, the world’s first smart warm water heater. With our platform and our partners’ solutions, consumers will save energy, manage energy and earn money”, says Tapio.
“We are pleased to have Tapio with us. The energy sector is right now going through a very interesting period. We believe Tapio’s experience, vision and leadership will help There to enter a new phase on its growth path ”, says Vesa Sadeharju, Chairman of There’s Board of Directors.