Today Tieto announces a change in its Central, Eastern Europe and Russia market unit (CER) and appoints Kolbjoern Haarr (born 1960) as Executive Vice President, CER, as of 27 June 2012. In addition to his new responsibility for CER market unit, Kolbjoern will continue to head the Norwegian business and will be reporting to President and CEO. Current head of CER market unit Wim Huisman has decided to leave the company.
Kolbjoern Haarr has a wide experience in IT services industry due to his long career in companies such as SAP and Hewlett-Packard. Prior to joining Tieto, he led Western European technology services business for Hewlett-Packard in 2005 - 2009, and held several other director positions within the company. Kolbjoern has graduated from the University of Stavanger in Engineering sciences specialized in biometrics.
"I would like to thank Wim Huisman for his contribution to Tieto over the last three years and welcome Kolbjoern to his new position," says Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO, Tieto Corporation.
Kolbjorn Haarr's CV is available on Tieto's website at www.tieto.com/cv.
For further information, please contact: Pellervo Hämäläinen, Vice President, Communications & IR, tel. +358 40 674 5257
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