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Aspo Group’s new CEO Rolf Jansson starts on August 16, 2021

As announced earlier on March 24, 2021, and on August 8, 2021, Rolf Jansson will take over as CEO of the conglomerate company Aspo following the retirement of current CEO Aki Ojanen. Jansson will start on August 16, 2021.

Rolf Jansson has worked for VR Group since 2009. Prior to his appointment as the CEO of VR Group in 2016, he first worked as the company's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and then at VR Transpoint, where he was responsible for business reform and competitiveness development. He has also previously worked as an Executive Director at Nordea Corporate Finance and as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Jansson has a master's degree in engineering and a master's degree in economics.

“I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about Aspo’s team and businesses. I am convinced that Aspo is in a good position to succeed in the post-Covid economy. My goal is to further develop Aspo's business portfolio holistically and sustainably, focusing on both growth and profitability,” said Rolf Jansson.

Leipurin team warmly welcomes Rolf and looks forward to continuing to develop our business as part of Aspo Group, in close collaboration with Leipurin customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders,” stated Heli Arantola, Managing Director of Leipurin Group.


Leipurin was founded by bakeries, which is why we have had a clear understanding of our customers’ business ever since we started out – over 100 years ago. Today, we offer relevant expertise, ingredients, production machinery and services for bakery and confectionery industry, food industry and food service market..

Aspo is a conglomerate that owns and develops businesses in Northern Europe and growth markets, focusing on demanding B-to-B customers. The aim of our strong corporate brands – ESL Shipping, Leipurin, Telko and Kauko – is to be the market leaders in their sectors. They are responsible for their own operations, customer relationships and the development of these. Together they generate Aspo’s goodwill. Aspo’s Group structure and business operations are developed persistently without any predefined schedules.