Broadband and TV technology provider Teleste has named Esa Harju as its new president and CEO, effective as of January next year.
Harju will replace Jukka Rinnevaara, who has reached his contractual retirement age of 60.
Harju has been a member of Teleste’s management group since 2016 in the role of SVP, video security and information. Before joining Teleste, he was the CEO of Ixonos Plc and, prior to that, the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks Finland. He has also held various international executive positions at Nokia.
Rinnevaara will step down from his role as CEO at the end of 2021. He has agreed to complete certain strategic projects specified by the board and, during the early part of next year, will focus on supporting the transition.
“I want to wish Esa Harju the best of luck and success in his role as our President and CEO. Esa has extensive experience in the technology sector and international business. Teleste’s primary markets are in the middle of a technological transformation and we are in the process of opening up new markets, especially in North America. I’m convinced that, under Esa’s leadership, Teleste will continue its renewal and strategic growth,” said Timo Luukkainen, chairman of Teleste’s Board of Directors.
“I’m proud and motivated to become Teleste’s CEO.Teleste has a strong market position in its business segments, including European market leadership in cable network technologies as well as significant growth in public transport and security sector. While there are surely many challenges ahead, we also see significant growth opportunities in line with our strategy. Teleste has world-class expertise and I have full confidence in our ability to create shareholder value through growth,” said Harju.
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