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SilmÃ¤asema appoints Jussi Salminen as CEO
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27 November 2018 at 9:30 a.m. EET
SilmÃ¤asema has appointed Jussi Salminen (born 1974), M.Sc.Tech., as CEO. He will start in the position in early 2019 on a date to be announced later, however at the latest in the beginning of February. Salminen has a long career in management positions at telecom company Telia Finland, among others in the fields of marketing, consumer business and corporate business.
"Jussi has a proven track record in leading consumer businesses and business chains in harsh competitive environment. We believe his modern views will come in good use in an expert organisation such as SilmÃ¤asema is", says Jukka Hienonen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SilmÃ¤asema.
"SilmÃ¤asema is a fine company with excellent expertise and professionals. Through our advanced service entity, we are able to provide our customers transcendent service experience. Due to my background, I'm familiar with the requirements set by a highly competitive industry and how strong customer experience is built through professional personnel. I have a track record in valuing expertise and in leading expert organisations. I'm excited to get to build together with SilmÃ¤asema's professional team the future of the company", says Jussi Salminen.
Anu Kankkunen, the CFO of SilmÃ¤asema, will continue in her role as the Interim CEO until Salminen starts in his position.
"Anu will continue in her position as CFO and on the behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank her for the well-run transition period leadership that she took with open-mindedness and with a fast schedule", says Jukka Hienonen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SilmÃ¤asema.
Jukka Hienonen, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 50Â 388 9670
Jussi Salminen, the future CEO of SilmÃ¤asema, tel. +358 40 834 5818
Interim CEO, CFO
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SilmÃ¤asema is a Finnish company, which offers all products and services for optical retail and eye healthcare nationwide. SilmÃ¤asema is the largest private eye clinic provider offering eye surgeries and the second largest optical retail chain in Finland. The SilmÃ¤asema chain has over 150 stores and 14 eye clinics in Finland as well as ten stores in Estonia. The SilmÃ¤asema chain employs close to 1,000 eye healthcare professionals. SilmÃ¤asema's Group net sales were EUR 118.3 million in 2017 and adjusted EBITDA was EUR 11.8 million.
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