01/07/2024 – Juhani Ristaniemi appointed as Executive Vice President

Changes in Outokumpu’s leadership team

Juhani Ristaniemi (LL.M., MBA) has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team as of July 1, 2024.


Juhani Ristaniemi. © Outokumpu


Juhani has been working at Outokumpu since 2022 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and his role covers legal and compliance.

“I’m pleased to welcome Juhani to the Outokumpu Leadership Team. Since joining the company, he has demonstrated exceptional skill as a strategic partner in risk mitigation, ensuring compliance, and enhancing decision-making with a comprehensive legal perspective. Legal and compliance are crucial to a company's overall success and stability, and Juhani has excelled in managing them at Outokumpu. He already is an integral part of our top leadership in his role as Secretary to the Board of Directors and Outokumpu Leadership team”, says Heikki Malinen, President and CEO, Outokumpu Corporation.

“Our excellent legal and compliance professionals are continuously helping Outokumpu navigate the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, conduct business in an ethical and compliant manner and negotiate contracts in support of our business goals. This forms a solid basis from which I am excited to now build on further to drive and develop our business as part of the Leadership Team”, says Juhani Ristaniemi.

Juhani is a Finnish citizen. He continues to report to President and CEO Heikki Malinen.