Ambea Group strengthens its management - Mehiläinen’s Margita Klemetti appointed as Ambea’s Vice President of Human Resources

Margita Klemetti, Vice President of HR and Quality at Mehiläinen Oy, has been appointed as the new Vice President of Human Resources at Ambea AB, starting from 1 October 2010. Klemetti, who has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare, has been Vice President of Human Resources at Mehiläinen Group since 2001 and Vice President of Quality since 2002.

Ambea is the largest healthcare and care services company in the Nordic region. At the end of 2009, Ambea comprised 10 300 employees (FTE) and 600 units. The Ambea Group is owner of Mehiläinen Oy, the best known and most respected private health care and care group in Finland, and of Carema Care and Carema Sjukvård in Sweden and Norway. Earlier this year, Ambea was acquired by Triton and KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.).

“Margita Klemetti’s expertise in human resource management strengthens Ambea considerably. She will be concentrating especially on Ambea’s management development and the development of the management system, and already has an extensive and successful track record of developing these areas in Mehiläinen,” says Matti Bergendahl, President and CEO of Ambea.

Margita Klemetti has a wide range of experience in human resource management, and knows the healthcare and care services sector well. She has worked as the Vice President of Human Resources and member of the Mehiläinen Group Management Team since 2001. Klemetti is the chair of the board of the Finnish Association for Human Resource Management (HENRY ry) and a board member of the Union of Employers in the Social Sector that belongs to the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.

“I am very excited about my new task as Ambea’s Vice President of Human Resources. The staff of Ambea's subsidiaries is skilled, professional and innovative. We wish to develop and strengthen the Nordic management culture at Ambea. A common management culture enables active sharing of expertise. We can learn a lot from each other,” says Margita Klemetti.

For more information, please contact:

Margita Klemetti, Vice President of Human Resources, Ambea AB, tel. +358 40 513 5107

Matti Bergendahl, President and CEO, Ambea AB, tel. +358 40 833 5461

The Mehiläinen Group is the best-known and top-rated provider of private healthcare and social services in Finland.Mehiläinen’s nationwide network offers a wide portfolio of social and healthcare services for private, corporate and municipal customers.The company was established in 1909 and has about 1,700 employees and 1,900 physicians.In 2009, the Mehiläinen Group posted turnover of EUR 167 million. Mehiläinen is part of the Nordic healthcare and care services group Ambea, one of the largest providers of healthcare and care services in

Ambea AB is the largest healthcare and care services company in the Nordic region and brings together a broad spectrum of competencies in both private and publicly financed healthcare and care services. Operations are conducted in Finland, Sweden and Norway through the subsidiaries Mehiläinen, Carema Care and Carema Sjukvård. Ambea operates in 600 units and has 10 300 employees. The Group has annual sales of more than EUR 700 million. 

Published 1.10.2010