The President of Itella Logistics will change. The new President and member of Itella's Executive Board is Nikolay Voinov (40) as of October 1, 2013. Nikolay Voinov will transfer to Itella from the leading international logistics company DPD, where he has been working as DPD Russia CEO.
Nikolay Voinov has a broad experience in various management positions in the logistics business in Russia. He has worked as DPD's Russia CEO since 2008. Before DPD he has held various sales and operational management positions at the international logistics company TNT Express during the years 1999-2007.
- Russia is one of Itella's most important focus areas where we see considerable growth opportunities. Itella is already the market leader in contract logistics in Russia. In order to be able to add more emphasis to other areas of logistics we need to invest more in our business there. Russia is a very competitive and a demanding market. Nikolay Voinov brings considerable expertise and experience with him. He will lead the implementation of Itella's growth strategy in Russia, says Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Itella.
Nikolay Voinov has a degree in technical engineering and economics from St. Petersburg's State Technical University.
Nikolay Voinov will report to Heikki Malinen.
- It is a big honor for me to join young and energetic team of Itella. Itella is an undisputable leader of the Russian contract logistics and transport market and our major task will be to strengthen this position and even increase our footprint entering new segments of the markets, says Nikolay Voinov.
The current Head of Itella Logistics Russia Vesa Vertanen will continue working as a senior advisor during the transition period until summer 2014.
- Vesa Vertanen has had a long career working for Itella, the latest position being the Head of Itella Logistics Russia. During the last six years he has established a strong position for Itella in Russia. This leads us in a good position from which to continue our work, acknowledges Malinen.
Heikki Malinen, President and CEO
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Itella Group provides solutions for information and product flow management. Itella operates in the fields of mail communications, logistics, and financial management in Europe and Russia. Net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 1,947 million. The number of staff is approximately 27,500. Corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Posti brand is used for services targeted at consumers in Finland. Further information is available online at www.itella.com.