“I am pleased to announce Markus Aho as Varma’s Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Group. He is well acquainted with Varma’s investment operations, work culture and values. Markus is very well equipped to take on this demanding role,” says CEO Risto Murto.
In assuming the role of CIO, Aho will leave his position as Varma’s Head of Private Investments. Aho has also previously served as Varma’s Head of Private Equity. Prior to his career at Varma, he worked at Pontos and Accenture, among other companies.
“I am grateful for the confidence shown in me and I look forward to starting in my new role. Varma’s investment operations are very strong, and together we will carry on the organisation’s long-term work to secure investment returns and solvency,” says Aho.
Varma’s investment operations are currently headed by Reima Rytsölä, who will assume the role of CEO of Solidium as of 1 August 2022.