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Jukka Pertola, who is Finnish, has held a number of executive positions in the Siemens Group since joining it in 1984. Since October 2002, he has been President and CEO of Siemens Denmark.
"We are excited to add a capacity like Jukka Pertola to the Board. He brings valuable experience on how to manage large and complex technological projects and public-private partnerships. He will also contribute an international perspective to COWI's Board of Directors, which now includes representatives from Norway, Sweden and Finland," says Steen Riisgaard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of COWI Holding.
Born in 1960, Jukka Pertola has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.
"I look forward to embarking on my board duties with COWI Holding. During my career, I have had and still have many directorships, but of course I have a special interest in the engineering business. COWI is an exciting company that is involved in a wide range of infrastructure projects across the Nordic countries and the rest of the world. I hope I can contribute positively based on our technological standpoint in Siemens," says Pertola.
The Board of COWI Holding now consists of: Steen Riisgaard (Chairman), Kirsti Engebretsen Larssen (Vice Chairman), Thomas Plenborg, Hans Ole Voigt, Lars Green Lauridsen, Jukka Pertola, and the employee-elected members: Caroline Magnusson, Niels Fog and Sophus Hjort.
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