Management Team

CEO and the Management Team

Arni Ekholm

M.Sc. (Int. Marketing) (b. 1964, Finnish)
Group CEO

Member of the Management Team since 2015

Primary work experience:
Over 30 years’ experience in various leadership roles within international corporations, e.g. Olympus and Gillette Group

Relais Group shares:
67,450 shares

Pekka Raatikainen

M.Sc. (Econ.) (b. 1969 Finnish)
Group CFO

Member of the Management Team since 2017

Primary work experience:
Over 20 years’ experience from CFO and financial manager roles, e.g. Kemppi and Revenio.

Relais Group shares:
20,000 shares

Johan Carlos

(b. 1990, Swedish)
Managing Director, Strands Group AB.

Member of the Management Team since August 2022

Primary work experience:
Managing Director of Strands Group since 2017 and prior to that had various positions in sales and marketing at the company since 2010.

Relais Group shares:
6,688 shares

Juan Garcia

(b. 1970, Swedish)
Regional Managing Director Scandinavia

Member of the Management Team since 2019

Primary work experience:
CEO at ABR since 2011, CEO at Huzells since 2017, previously e.g. 11 years at Freudenberg Group

Relais Group shares:
62,050 shares1

Note: ; 1Through JG Management AB, a company controlled by Juan Garcia

Ville Mikkonen

(b. 1977, Finnish)
Managing Director Finland and Baltic

Member of the Management Team since 2019

Primary work experience:
Various management positions at Startax since 2007
Over 20 years’ experience from automotive aftermarket

Relais Group shares:
174,800 shares

Jan Popov

LLM (b. 1989, Finnish)
Managing Director, Raskone Oy

Member of the Management Team since August 2022

Primary work experience:
CEO at Raskone since 2018
previously M&A lawyer at Eversheds Sutherland 

Relais Group shares:
67,823 shares

Sebastian Seppänen

BSc. (Finance) (b.1990, Finnish)
Director M&A and Business Development

Member of the Management Team since August 2022

Primary work experience:
M&A Manager, Tietoevry Oyj (2021–2022)
Investment banker, Evli Plc (2014–2021)

Relais Group shares:
1,000

 

Jon Strand

(b. 1976, Swedish)
Director Marketing and Sales Development (interim)

Interim member of the Management Team since August 2022

Primary work experience:
Founder of Strands Group and CEO of the company from 2002 to 2017. Since then, Jon has continued investment and entrepreneurial activities.

Relais Group shares:
382,163 shares

Relais
Relais Group Plc
Mannerheimintie 105
00280 Helsinki
Finland