Appointments at Leipurin Organization in Finland and Leipurin East

Leipurin 17/08/16 16:10

Mika Coles has been appointed as Marketing Director and a member of Leipurin Group management team from the 1st of August 2016. Mika joins Leipurin Group from NearMe Services Ltd and he has also previously worked at Microsoft and Nokia in Finland and abroad as well.

Target for new Marketing Director is to develop Leipurin Group marketing in accordance with the group strategy. In addition to Mika's Leipurin Group-level function, he is responsible for operative management of Leipurin marketing in Finland.

Samuli Syrjänen has been appointed as the Head of Procurement and a member of Leipurin Group management team from August 8th 2016. He has worked previously at Sievo Oy, Lemminkäinen Ltd and BearingPoint.

Samuli's target is to develop joint procurement in Leipurin's market area accordance with the group strategy. He will also take responsibility of procurement in Finland.

Elena Smirnova has been appointed as a Vice President East and a member of Leipurin Group management team from 16th August 2016. Elena joins Leipurin from Ormco LLC, part of Danaher Corp, and she has also previously worked several years in management positions at Valio LLC in Russia.

New VP East’s main target is to develop and lead Leipurin East business in accordance with the Group strategy and objectives.

We welcome Mika, Samuli and Elena to Leipurin team!


Leipurin Oyj
Mikko Laavainen
Managing Director


Topics: Appointments, East, Finland


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