Sibanye-Stillwater appoints Mika Seitovirta as Chief Regional Officer: Europe
Johannesburg, 14 December 2021: Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SSW and NYSE: SBSW) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mika Seitovirta as Chief Regional Officer: Europe. This is in line with the Group’s growth strategy in battery and green metals focused predominantly on the European and North American regions. Mika’s expertise and experience will allow us to build a solid base for participating in the emerging European battery material supply chains that we have begun establishing, through our recent acquisitions in Finland and France. Mika will initially lead and drive strategic delivery for the Group in the European region on a part time basis to allow him to honour his existing commitments, transitioning to a full-time Group executive appointment from 1 July 2022.
Mika has extensive international experience through his senior leadership roles in global companies across a wide range of industries. In addition to his current roles as Executive Chairman of Keliber Oy, and Chairman of Metroauto Oy and K. Hartwall Oy Ab, he has previously served as Executive Chairman of Ferrovan Oy, CEO of Outokumpu Oyj and Glaston Corporation and as Managing Director of Hartwall / Scottish & Newcastle. Mika also currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Executive Coach for the Boston Consulting Group. Mika’s significant experience in the European automobile industry, including various roles during more than a decade at Volvo, and European ferroalloys industry, will prove invaluable for the growth of our battery metals business in Europe.
CEO, Neal Froneman commented: “We are delighted to be joined by a leader of the calibre of Mika to
oversee the realisation of our strategy in Europe. Mika will lead and have oversight of our high-quality teams at our operations in Europe and will significantly enhance our capacity as we embed our presence in the green metal economy in the region.”
More information about Mika Seitovirta
Mika Seitovirta is a Finnish citizen and holds a M.Sc (Econ) degree from the University of Vaasa, Finland
Key senior/board positions include: Keliber Oy: Executive Chairman of the Board since 2019, Metroauto Oy: Chairman of the Board 2019, K. Hartwall Oy Ab: Chairman 2019-, Member of the Board 2017, Ferrovan Oy: Executive Chairman of the Board 2018-2019 and Bernotat & Cie. GmbH, The Mentoring Company: Mentor 2017.
His primary work experience includes: Outokumpu Oyj: CEO 2011-2015, Glaston Oyj (previously Kyro
Corporation): CEO 2007-2010, Hartwall/Scottish-Newcastle: Managing Director 2003-2006 and Volvo Auto Oy Ab: several positions 1989-2003.
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