Appointments: Heikki Vesterinen appointed Investment Director and Anna Kilpeläinen Communications Officer

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Heikki Vesterinen, MSc (Econ), has been appointed Investment Director in Finnish Industry Investment Ltd’s Buyouts and M&A team. In Industry Investment he will be making and managing investments in buyouts and M&As as well as in the MEUR 100 stabilisation financing programme launched last spring. His duties include analysing investment targets, preparing investment proposals, and managing the portfolio in close cooperation with portfolio companies, co-investors and other finance providers.

“Industry Investment has a good reputation, and is a credible and active market player, so I’m very pleased to be moving here. The recent investments in Pekkaniska, Confidex and Nordic Mining are testimony to Industry Investment’s active involvement in the market,”

Previously Heikki Vesterinen has worked as a Director for Kaupthing Bank, a Finance Manager in Finnfund and a consultant at Ernst&Young.

Born in Oulu, Finland, Heikki Vesterinen spends his free time on the ski slopes or travelling with his family. He is also working on his doctoral thesis, which deals with company listing.

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Anna Kilpeläinen, MSc (Econ), has been appointed to Finnish Industry Investment Ltd’s Communications team with effect from 1st March.

Anna Kilpeläinen is moving to Industry Investment from the British Embassy, where she worked as a Trade and Investment Officer, promoting direct investment and trade in technology sectors.

Kilpeläinen majored in international business communications at Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland, and HEC Montreal, Canada. During her student years she worked for Finpro’s Brussels office and for the Finnish Tourist Board.


Finnish Industry Investment Ltd is a government-owned investment company whose mission is to promote and stimulate Finnish business, employment and economic growth through capital investment. Finnish Industry Investment invests in growth companies, directly and through funds, together with private co-investors. Capital investments are needed for financing the growth of investee companies, internationalisation, spin-offs, major industrial investments, and sector and corporate restructurings. The targets are in all sectors. The investments of Finnish Industry Investment amount to some MEUR 640.


More information:

Heikki Vesterinen, Investment Director, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,
mobile +358 40 508 8558, heikki.vesterinen (at)

Anna Kilpeläinen, Communications Officer(from 1st March),
Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,
tel. +358 44 538 3157, anna.kilpelainen (at)