OpusCapita makes changes in its Management Team


OpusCapita Group, a member of Posti Group, is making changes in its Management Team. Effective 2 March, 2015 OpusCapita Board of Directors member Ossi Pohjola has been appointed acting CEO of the company. Mark Kent and Ulrich Schmitt were appointed new members of its Management Team as well.

Pohjola succeeds Heikki Länsisyrjä as CEO of OpusCapita Group. An executive search process to recruit the next permanent CEO has been commenced.

According to Heikki Malinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OpusCapita, the purpose of the announced changes in the Management Team is to accelerate the company's expansion into international markets and strengthen its position as a provider of financial management outsourcing and software services.

"Pohjola has extensive international experience in the ICT sector, which will support the successful completion of the transition period," says Malinen.

Pohjola is a member of the Board of Directors of OpusCapita. In addition to his long career in ICT, he has broad experience of serving in international managerial positions and as a board member in ICT companies. As acting CEO, he will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of OpusCapita.

Pohjola's previous employers include Andersen Consulting (1988-1993) and Oracle (1993-2002). Since 2002, he has served as a board member in Basware, Affecto and Genimap, among other companies.  

According to Malinen, Länsisyrjä has successfully led OpusCapita and its predecessor, Itella Information, since 2007.

"Länsisyrjä has served as CEO of the company for eight years. During that time, the company has taken significant steps towards more international operations and begun its expansion into financial management outsourcing and software services. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Länsisyrjä for his input in OpusCapita's development and wish him every success in his new challenges," says Malinen.

Mark Kent appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing

Senior Vice President Mark Kent has been appointed head of OpusCapita's global Finance and Accounting Outsourcing business unit and a member of OpusCapita Group's Management Team as of 9 March 2015.

He joins OpusCapita from FTSE 100 Board, where he served as an advisor. Before that, he worked for WNS, a company offering business process outsourcing and other services, where he was responsible for Finance and Accounting operations in Europe for several years.

Ulrich Schmitt appointed Chief Sales Officer

Ulrich Schmitt has been appointed Chief Sales Officer and a member of OpusCapita's Management Team as of 1 April 2015. As Chief Sales Officer, he will serve as head of global sales and marketing. Schmitt joins OpusCapita from Xerox Group, where he was responsible for the EMEA Financial Services unit for several years.

OpusCapita Group Ltd has operated as an independent subgroup of Posti Group since 2014. The company has more than 11,000 customers, and its services are used in around 50 countries. OpusCapita delivers nearly 200 million electronic messages annually.

In 2014, OpusCapita's net sales totalled EUR 259.6 million and the operating result was EUR 12.7 million.

More information:
Heikki Malinen, Chairman of the Board
Posti MediaDesk, tel. +358 (0)20 452 3366 (Mon-Fri from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)