Jussi Järvinen, 40, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), has been appointed as President of Patria’s Land business unit as of 18th December 2019.
Järvinen will be a member of the Board of Management, and he will report to Esa Rautalinko, President and CEO of Patria Group.
The previous President of Land business unit Teemu Raitis will start in a new position outside Patria starting 1st of February 2020.
Jussi Järvinen has an extensive experience of Land business. He has been working for five years at Patria in various management positions, most recent as Vice President, Operations.
The key areas in Land business unit include armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and related life cycle support services. Business unit employs 230 people in Hämeenlinna and Tampere (Finland).
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations.
Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Net sales totaled EUR 476.1 million in 2018, and Patria employs 2,800 professionals.
Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.