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Tieto appoints Leena Viljo to head Public Finland and drive digitalization of the industry

01 December 2014

Tieto has appointed Leena Viljo as Vice President, Public Finland as of 1 January, 2015. Her role is to guarantee a full transformation potential for Tieto’s public sector customers through IT. Leena will be moving to Tieto from IBM, where she is currently acting as Global Client Executive.

Leena Viljo (45) is a senior executive with broad experience both from large multinational IT companies, like Oracle and IBM, as well as smaller challenger companies, like Forte Netservices and Cordys. Through her past roles in these companies, Leena has comprehensive knowledge of the public sector, which makes her an ideal person to act as an industry transformation agent. Leena holds an MBA from Henley Business School and a Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki.

“I am delighted to have Leena joining Tieto and heading the Public Finland industry sector. With her vast experience both from multinational IT companies and smaller challenger companies, Leena will bring valuable insights into the digitalization of the society and growing our customers’ businesses. Technology is rapidly changing the ways in which we do business. Public sector, among other industry sectors, is to completely transform within the years to come. Leena will be an excellent person to drive the digitalization of the industry,” says Håkan Dahlström, Executive Vice President, Public, Healthcare and Welfare.

“Tieto has strong customer relationships in the public sector and is therefore excellently positioned to contribute to the efficiency and quality of the services provided by this sector. I am thrilled to be able to accelerate the success of this sector at Tieto,” comments Leena Viljo.

To further strengthen the Public Affairs expertise within the sector, Leila Lehtinen has been appointed as Executive Advisor, Government Affairs as of 1 January, 2015. Leila will be responsible for interaction with key public sector decision-makers. The new role will be Nordic, with the primary focus on Finland.

For further information, please contact:

Håkan Dahlström, Executive Vice President, Tieto Public, Healthcare and Welfare, hakan.dahlstrom[at], +46 7063 34000


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Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centres. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers’ business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results.

Founded 1968, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 14 000 experts, the company operates in over 20 countries with net sales of approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on Nasdaq in Helsinki and Stockholm. Please visit for more information.

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