Energy industry specialist M.Sc.(Tech.) Jussi Ojanen has been appointed CEO of Naps Solar Group with effect from 1 March 2017. Naps Solar Oy is Finland’s oldest service provider of solar power solutions and also one of the most experienced internationally. It has a strong growth strategy in the new wave of the solar power market. Taaleri’s Circular Economy private equity fund is the largest owner of Naps Solar.

M.Sc.(Tech.) Jussi Ojanen has been appointed CEO of Naps Solar Oy and its subsidiaries with effect from 1 March 2017.  Ojanen will move to the position from his post as Director, Head of Energy, Nordics at Pöyry Management Consulting Oy. He previously served as CEO of Adven Group and Director, Markets at Fortum Power and Heat Oy. Ojanen has more than 20 years’ experience of energy sector management and development functions in the industry’s largest companies in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

“In the service of companies in the electricity, energy solution and consulting sectors, I have followed the rapid development of solar energy into one of the most competitive forms of power generation. Within 10 years, solar power will certainly be the most widely constructed individual form of power generation in Europe. It is a privilege to get to develop the Nordic countries’ leading solar power company in a rapidly growing market and in support of the global climate objective,” says Ojanen.

The main owner of Naps Solar Oy is Taaleri Kiertotalous Ky which, together with its management and other owners, has built a new strategy for growth and internationalisation for a company operating in a strongly capital-intensive market. Growth is being sought in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets, both in Finland and internationally. Most of the company’s present foreign trade goes towards Africa.

“Jussi Ojanen’s diverse experience of the energy sector and deep knowledge of its operating environment will further strengthen the possibilities of the Naps organisation of experts to produce competitive and advanced solar energy solutions. Naps has a strong brand and Jussi has proven his ability to implement profitable growth. The growth plan consists of several interesting parts, and I believe that Jussi Ojanen is an excellent person to lead the company in this changing environment. Naps will further strengthen its position, both in Finland and abroad,” says Pontus Oinonen Chairman of the Board at Naps.

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More information:

Naps Solar Ltd

Jussi Ojanen, CEO, 358 50 453 6801

Pontus Oinonen, Chairman of the Board, 358 40 515 7751

Alexandra Naumanen, Head of Communications, 358 500 480 161


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