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Katri Viippola named Senior VP of Communications, CSR and HR at Varma

Katri Viippola named Senior VP of Communications, CSR and HR at Varma


Varma’s Board of Directors has appointed Katri Viippola (MA) as the company’s Senior Vice President of Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resources effective 1 January 2016. She will report to CEO Risto Murto and will belong to Varma’s Executive Group.

Viippola joins Varma from Keva, where she is HR and Administrative Director and in charge of the company’s Shared Services. She previously worked at YLE as a journalist, and thereafter as HR Manager and then Head of Personnel Development at YLE.

“Katri will bring broad expertise and energy to Varma. As head of social responsibility in the Executive Group, she will also help increase its weight in the company’s management,” says Varma’s CEO, Risto Murto.

Varma’s previous Senior VP of Communications, Satu Perälampi, took on new tasks outside the company in August 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Risto Murto, President & CEO
Contact requests: +358 (0)10 244 3119

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company is the most solvent earnings-related pension company and largest private investor in Finland. The company is responsible for the statutory earnings-related pension cover of some 860,000 people in the private sector. Premiums written totalled EUR 4.3 billion in 2014 and pension payments stood at EUR 5.0 billion. Varma’s investment portfolio amounted to EUR 40.4 billion at the end of September 2015.