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17. December 2018

Merivaara appoints Mr. Aarne Aktan as Interim CEO of the Merivaara Group

The Board of Directors of Merivaara Oy has appointed Mr. Aarne Aktan (45) M.Sc. (Econ.) as Interim CEO of the Merivaara Group as of 10 December 2018. Mr. Aktan is an experienced business executive, serving most recently as the CEO of Pihlajalinna Plc.

Mrs. Leena Viljo, who has been the CEO of Merivaara since May 2018, will leave the company. The board of directors thanks Leena for her valuable work in leading the strategy update of the group. The board of directors has started the search for a permanent CEO for Merivaara Group.

During 2018 Merivaara has strengthened its focus on being a leader in offering operating room solutions that increase patient safety, service quality and efficiency of its customers. The group will stay on this path also in the future.

For more information, please contact Aarne Aktan, Interim CEO (tel. +358 40 3424440).


About Merivaara

Merivaara group is a leader in intuitive healthcare technology and industrial design, with surgery room solutions being a key focus and growth area. The company was established in 1901, and with its metal beds, improved hospital hygiene significantly. Today, Merivaara’s software, equipment and services improve patient safety and increase the quality and efficiency of surgery operations in leading international hospitals. The company is active in more than 120 countries. Merivaara Q-Flow surgical light won the Red Dot Award and Fennia Prize Grand Prix in 2017.

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