Finnish international rental company Ramirent has appointed a new chief executive, Tapio Kolunsarka ,40, who replaces Magnus Rosén who will leave the company as soon as Kolunsarka takes over, but no later than August.
Rosén will join the industrial network of Nordstjernan and is a board member of NCC Housing and Llentab.
Kolunsarka joins Ramirent from UPM Raflatac where has been executive vice president since 2013. Before that he was senior vice president of UPM Raflatac Europe, Africa and Middle East region, and between 2008 and 2011 of UPM Raflatac Europe. Prior to that – between 2002 and 2008 - he held several leading positions in UPM Raflatac in Finland and the United States. Before joining UPM he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Rosén said: “I started as chief executive of Ramirent in 2009 in the middle of the financial crisis. I have had the privilege of leading the company through different market environments while building a common business platform, reducing the operational risk level in the Group and developing three distinct business areas in which Ramirent is well-positioned to seek growth. After seven interesting years, I feel this is a good time to move on with my career.”
Chairman Ulf Lundahl, added: “Magnus Rosén has led the company through significant headwind in many markets while transforming the company from a fragmented organisation to a more unified company. On behalf of the entire board of directors, I want to express my appreciation and thank him for his dedication and contribution to the group’s development. Magnus
Rosén will continue as chief executive until Tapio Kolunsarka starts and he will continue to support the company to ensure continuity of key business initiatives.”
“Ramirent has been going through a phase of significant transformation and it is now time to enter a new strategic phase pursuing profitable growth by further developing our business mix: General Rental, Solutions and Temporary Space. I am very pleased that we have been able to recruit Tapio Kolunsarka, his strategic skills and proven leadership abilities as head of a major organisation constitute an excellent background for leading Ramirent in the next phase,”