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A-Katsastus Group appoints CIO

M.Sc., MBA Päivi Hokkanen (53) has been appointed CIO and member of Group management team at A-Katsastus Group as of September 1. She will report to CEO Kari Kivikoski.

Prior to joining A-Katsastus, Ms Hokkanen held the position of CIO at Sanoma Oyj. In addition, she was previously employed as CIO of Stockmann Oyj.

- Her experience in the development and implementation of business support IT systems in an international environment is a major strength considering the strategic needs of our rapidly expanding Group, says Kari Kivikoski, CEO of the A-Katsastus Group.

A-Katsastus Group is one of the leading European companies providing vehicle inspection, trade-in inspection and registration services. Company’s range of services also includes driver’s examinations, vehicle testing and automotive quality services. The Group has 2,000 employees and 295 inspection stations in seven EU countries. The company operates in Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Sweden. The corporate headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. www.a-katsastus.com