Digitalist Group has announced the appointment of Petteri Poutiainen as the new CEO. Formerly Finland’s Country Leader at Salesforce, Poutiainen has over 20 years experience in leading successful international organisations. Poutiainen will take up his new role on 2 September.
Andreas Rosenlew, Chairman of the Board of Digitalist Group said, “Petteri Poutiainen has solid evidence in creating profitable and sustainable growth by consistent and inspiring leadership in sales, customer relationships and organisations. In addition, he has long international experience in combining customer experience and technology into successful and value adding solutions. We believe that this combination is ideal for the further development of Digitalist Group according to the ‘CX Innovation Company’ strategy.”
Petteri Poutiainen commented, “Companies are seeking ways to build innovative services and positively distinctive customer experiences. Digitalist Group represents highly modern creative technology company combined with world class brand and design know-how. Customer centricity, creativity and wide technology know-how is strongly influential in my own background and I do believe that Digitalist Group will increasingly be one of the most sought after innovation partners going forward.”
Hans Parvikoski, the company’s interim CEO and CFO, will continue to serve as CFO and remains a member of the management team. Peter Eriksson, a member of the Board and Interim COO will discontinue his duties as COO from 31 August but will continue on the Board.