Mehiläinen's Management

Now 113 years old, Mehiläinen is a traditional but rapidly developing and growing forerunner in its sector. Mehiläinen invests in the effectiveness and quality of care in all its business areas, and develops and exports Finnish digital health expertise at the forefront of the industry.

Management contact information:

Mehiläinen's Executives

Group Management Team

Janne-Olli Järvenpää
CEO, M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA (Insead)
Before diving into entrepreneurship,Janne-Olli gained a decade of international experience at Bain & Co and Cisco Systems in London, Stockholm, Silicon Valley, Helsinki and the Baltic countries. He founded Mediverkko in 2001 and grew it into a company with more than 2,000 employees, before it merged with Mehiläinen in 2015. Janne-Olli has been the CEO of Mehiläinen since 2015.

Anssi Hartiala
Managing Director, Private Healthcare (M.Sc. (Tech.))
Over a decade of experience i business development, successful digital services development and leadership in the healthcare sector. Anssi has been at Mehiläinen since 2006.
Markku Näreneva
Managing Director, Public Healthcare (MD, specialist in general medicine)
Markku has been producing, developing and leading public healthcare services for a decade. Chairman of the Board of Mehiläinen Länsi-Pohja Oy and Harjun terveys oy. Markku came to Mehiläinen through Mediverkko in 2005.
Harri Pomell
Managing Director, Social Services (M.Sc. (Tech.))
15 years of experience in the social care and healthcare services sector. Experience from e.g. GlaxoSmithKline. Harri came to Mehiläinen through Mediverkko in 2006.
Johanna Asklöf
Medical Clinics (M.D., MBA)
Healthcare expertise combined with strong leadership experience. Background in outpatient clinics, hospitals, working life services and residential care services. Johanna has been working at Mehiläinen since 2007.
Kaisla Lahdensuo
Chief Medical Officer (Psychiatrist and Public health specialist, Docent, eMBA)
Over 10 years of experience in leadership and professional tasks in healthcare services. Previous experience e.g. HUS Deputy Chief Physician and from GlaxoSmithKline and THL. Kaisla has worked at Mehiläinen since 2017.
Herkko Soininen
CFO (M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Tech.))
Experience as Rovio’s and Savcor’s Financial Director and from operative leadership at SmartTrust. Herkko has worked at Mehiläinen since 2015.

Business Line Management

Oskari Eskola
New Markets and BeeHealthy (M.Sc. (Tech))
Extensive international experience in business development. Previous positions include Management Consultant at Bain & Company, Investment Professional at Triton Advisers and Head of Group Strategy at Tele2. Member of the Mehiläinen Board of Directors between 2015 and 2017. Oskari has worked at Mehiläinen since 2019.
Niklas Härus
Residential Care Services for the Elderly (M.Sc. (Econ.))
Experienced social care and healthcare services leader. Previous experience from e.g. Ernst & Young. Niklas came to Mehiläinen through Mediverkko in 2010.
Antti Miettinen
Occupational Healthcare Services (M.Sc. (Econ.))
Extensive experience in the service business, developing services for corporate clients and from leading sales e.g. at IBM and Ilmarinen. Antti has been working at Mehiläinen since 2015.
Lasse Männistö
Outsourcings and Therapy Services (M.Sc. (Econ))
Over a decade of extensive experience as a director, developer and decision-maker in social and health care. Lasse joined Mediverkko in 2008 and worked as a Member of Parliament between 2011 and 2015. Lasse has worked at Mehiläinen since 2015.
Markku Pikkarainen
Koti- ja hoitajapalvelut (KTM)
Mehiläisessä vuodesta 2015. Yli kymmenen vuoden laaja-alainen kokemus johtamisesta ja toiminnan kehittämisestä kotipalveluiden sekä sosiaali- ja terveyspalveluiden henkilöstövuokrauksen kentässä. Työskennellyt aiemmin mm. Attendo Terveyspalveluissa.
Tuomas Polttila
Dental Care (Licentiate of Dentistry)
More than a decade of experience in the development and management of private public sector health care services. Tuomas was recruited by Mehiläinen from Mediverkko in 2006.
Andreas Taalas
Medical Clinics, northern Finland and Estonia (M.D., M.Sc. (Econ))
Andreas previously served as Regional Director at Mediverkko, where he performed clinical work in addition to administrative work. Andreas started at Mehiläinen in May 2015.
Joonas Turunen
Perusterveydenhuolto ja lääkäripalvelut (KTM)
Mehiläisessä vuodesta 2016. Laaja kokemus julkisten terveyspalveluiden johtamisesta ja johtotehtävistä julkisella sektorilla. Työskennellyt aiemmin mm. valtioneuvoston kansliassa, valtiovarainministeriössä, eduskunnassa, IBM:llä ja Citibankissa.
Karolus Viitala
Private customers and marketing (M.Sc. (Econ)
Diverse experience in management and specialist positions in marketing. Previously, Karolus worked as a partner and CEO in the Bob the Robot Group, as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and as a marketing manager at Otto Brandt. Karolus has worked at Mehiläinen since 2020.

Support Function Management

Kalle Alppi
IT-management (B.Eng.)
Efficient technology and business integrator. CIO of the Year in 2015, with experience from Rovio and Kesko as IT Director. Kalle has worked at Mehiläinen since 2016.
Sami Koski
Legal affairs (LL.M. with court training)
Long-standing Legal Affairs Director at Mehiläinen. Experience from e.g. Kemira. Sami has worked at Mehiläinen since 2005.
Marina Lampinen
Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility (MA (Education))
Extensive experience in various sectors of society, including such positions as Senior Advisor at Miltton in matters concerning public affairs and Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament. Marina has worked at Mehiläinen since 2019.
Laura Martinsuo
Communications (M.Sc. (Econ))
A strong and experienced communications professional. Before joining Mehiläinen, Laura held communications and marketing positions at Danske Bank and Sampo Bank, among others. She has worked at Mehiläinen since 2015.
Tatu Tulokas
Human Resources (M.Sc. (Econ.), Officer)
Vast leadership experience in business, human resources and financial administration. Experience from e.g. Diacor, Finnair and Silta Ltd. Tatu has worked at Mehiläinen since 2018.

Mehiläinen Konserni Oy Board of Directors

Andreas Tallberg
Chairman of the Board
M.Sc. (Econ.), Hanken School of Economics

Andreas has worked as the CEO of GWS since 2007. He is also the chairman of CapMan PLC board, and the Senior Advisor in Rothschild Global Advisory. Previously he has worked at for example Nokia and Amer Sports, and as a partner at EQT. Andreas is independent of the company.

Lave Beck-Friis
M.Sc. Stockholm School of Economics
Director, CVC

Lave works in CVC’s Nordic team from Stockholm. Previously on his career he has worked at for example H.I.G Capital and Blackstone Group.

Tomas Ekman
M.Sc. University of Strathclyde and Chalmers University of Technology, MBA (IMD)
Partner, CVC

Tomas is a member of CVC’s Nordic and Healthcare teams and works from Stockholm. Before his career at CVC he worked for example as a partner at 3i, and as a CEO at ABB and at Bain&Company.

Hanna Hartikainen
CEO, LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company

Hanna is the CEO of LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company. Her positions of trust include being a Board Member of the Finnish Olympic Committee, the President of the Finnish Golf Union and the Chairman of the Board of Golf Promotion Finland. Previously, she worked as the CEO of OP Life Assurance Company Ltd and in various financial leadership positions in OP Financial Group and was a Board Member in Hintsa Performance, the Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre and Marketing Executives Group.

Eveliina Huurre
Master, Political Science, University of Helsinki
SVP, Sustainability, Finnair

Before transferring to Finnair, she worked as a director in social welfare and healthcare for almost 15 years in both private and public sectors, for example at Sitra, Lahti city and Attendo. A member of Mehiläinen’s board since 2016. Eveliina also works as a member of Finnair Flight Academy’s, Gofore Plc and the THL Foundation board.

Janne-Olli Järvenpää
M.Sc. Helsinki School of Economics, MBA (INSEAD)
CEO, Mehiläinen

In 2001 he founded Mediverkko, which under his command developed into a company of over 2000 employees before merging with Mehiläinen in 2015. Janne-Olli has worked as the CEO at Mehiläinen since 2015.

Susa Nikula
Master of Educational Science
Director, People & Culture, LocalTapiola

Prior to her position as Chief People & Culture Officer at LocalTapiola, Susa worked for a long time as CHRO at S Group, with her most recent responsibilities including the development and steering of the overall HR operations. She has strong expertise in personnel development and coaching as well as various business development activities in Finland and the United States. Susa has also held several board and trust positions in organisations, such as LocalTapiola Pirkanmaa, Rantalainen Group and Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

Mehiläinen Oy Board of Directors

Janne-Olli Järvenpää
CEO, Mehiläinen (M.Sc. Helsinki School of Economics, MBA (INSEAD))
Sami Koski
Legal affairs, Mehiläinen (LL.M. with court training)
Herkko Soininen
CFO, Mehiläinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Tech.))

Board of Directors of Mehiläinen Oy is supervised by the Board of Directors of Mehiläinen Konserni Oy.

Ownership of Mehiläinen

Mehiläinen’s main owners are trusts managed by CVC Capital Partners, LocalTapiola Group, Varma, The State Pension Found of Finland, Ilmarinen, the Pharmacy Pension Fund, the Valion Eläkekassa Pension Fund, and the company’s management are also listed among the owners of Mehiläinen.

Mehiläinen corporation’s parent company in Finland is Mehiläinen Konserni Oy. The distributed ownership calculated from all shares of Mehiläinen Konserni Oy can be rounded up as follows:

CVC Capital Partners 56%
LocalTapiola Group 20%
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company 8%
The State Pension Fund of Finland 5%
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company 4%
Pharmacy Pension Fund 0.6%
Valion Eläkekassa Pension Fund 0.4%
Other investors and private persons, total 6%