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Executive Group

Risto MurtoRisto Murto
President and CEO

b. 1963 
Ph.D. (Econ.)

President and CEO since 2014
Member of the Executive Group since 2006
Joined Varma in 2006

Key work experience:
Executive Vice-President, Investments, Varma 2010–2013
Senior Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer, Varma 2006–2010
Managing Director, Opstock Ltd 2000–2005
Director, Opstock Ltd 1997–2000


Suvi HintsanenSuvi Hintsanen
Senior Vice-President of Client Services

b. 1967
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Executive Group since 2019 
Joined Varma in 2019

Key work experience:
OP Financial Group, Helsinki 2001–2018:
Head of Payments and Daily Banking, Banking
Head of Cash Management and Trade Finance, OP Corporate Bank plc
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Pohjola Bank plc and OP-Services Ltd
Senior Vice President, Customer Relations and Marketing, Pohjola Bank plc and Pohjola Group
Business area director, development director and consultant, 1998-2001 TNS Sifo, Stockholm


Tiina Kurki Tiina Kurki
Senior Vice-President, Pension Services and IT 

b. 1961
Master of Business Administration

Member of the Executive Group since 2012
Joined Varma in 2012

Key work experience:
BCIO International Banking, Nordea Bank Finland Plc 2011–2012
Group IT management positions, Nordea Bank Finland Plc 2008–2011
Vice President, TietoEnator Oyj 2002–2008
Department Manager and Specialist, TietoEnator Oyj 1986–2002


Pasi Mustonen Pasi Mustonen
Senior Vice-President, Actuaries

b. 1964

Member of the Executive Group since 2004
Joined Varma in 1996

Key work experience:
Actuary, Varma 1998–2001
Actuary, Sampo Pension 1996–1998


Pekka Pajamo Pekka Pajamo
Senior Vice-President, Finance and Internal Services

b. 1962
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Executive Group since 2012
Joined Varma in 2012

Key work experience:
Employment with KPMG Oy Ab 1988–2012:

  • Authorised Public Accountant 1993–2012
  • Partner, 1998–2012


Reima Rytsölä Reima Rytsölä
Deputy CEO, Investments

b. 1969
M.Soc.Sc., CEFA, AMP

Member of the Executive Group since 2014
Joined Varma in 2014

Key work experience:
Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Banking, Pohjola Bank Plc 2008–2013
Management and investment positions at Pohjola Bank Plc and its subsidiaries 1998–2007

Katri ViippolaKatri Viippola
Senior Vice President,  HR, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility 

b. 1976 
Executive MBA, Master of Arts

Member of the Executive Group since 2016 
Joined Varma in 2016

Key work experience:

Keva 2013–2015

  • HR and Administrative Director
  • HR Director

YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) 2008–2013

  • Head of Personnel Development
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant

Journalist and News Anchor, YLE, YLE News and Aamu-tv morning show 2002–2008
Journalist, YLE, Kuningaskuluttaja programme 2002
Radio host and journalist, Radio YsiYsi 1996–1999
Journalist, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 1995


Eeva HautalaEeva Hautala
Employee Representative since 2016

b. 1963
Bachelor of Social services

Joined Varma in 2006

Key work experience:
Pension Adjudication Specialist, Varma 2006–


Pasi Mustonen serves as Varma’s Chief Actuary. Jan Schugk is Varma’s Senior Physician.

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