Tomi Haring from Joensuu has been named the new CEO of Business Joensuu Oy. He has been involved in international business activities for most of his working career. Tomi Haring starts at his new post on 14 March 2022.

Tomi Haring (49, born in Espoo) currently works as CEO of Närhi Oy, which specialises in spare parts for commercial vehicles. Previously Tomi Haring has worked in industry at Warkaus Works Oy (Andritz) and Waratah OM Oy as CEO, and before that, his work history has included posts at Perlos Oyj, Lite-On Mobile Oyj and Oy Medix Biochemica Ab. Most of Tomi Haring’s assignments have involved international business activities.

Tomi Haring came to Joensuu in 1993 when he began his university studies in physics. Tomi Haring has a licentiate’s degree in physics, and he is a Master of Economic Sciences specialised in accounting. At the turn of the millennium, at the start of his graduate studies, he spent a year working in Germany, at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg). Since then, Tomi Haring has lived happily in North Karelia. His family includes a wife and three children, the oldest of whom has already moved from home.

– I am eagerly looking forward to working with companies, educational institutions, and other stakeholders in the area. With the professional team at Business Joensuu, we will continue to secure the success of our area also in the future. My goal is to further enhance the reputation of Business Joensuu in the area, and to bring our services closer to our clients, Tomi Haring says.

The selection process for CEO of Business Joensuu was a well-planned group work project. First, a preparation team appointed by the Board of Business Joensuu launched the application process by profiling, and then launching the first round of interviews. Three candidates were in the final interview.

– The Board of Directors at Business Joensuu was unanimous in its decision. We were looking for a person with versatile experience in business who with the ability to see the possibilities offered by the operating environment. On the other hand, we were looking for someone who is goal-oriented in their work and capable of leading an expert organisation. We believe that all of these qualities merge in Tomi Haring, says Asko Miettinen, Chairman of the Board of Business Joensuu.

Business Joensuu has named a new CEO because the current CEO Harri Palviainen is taking on the post of Development Director of the City of Järvenpää at the beginning of December 2021.

– The Business Joensuu board has named Business Joensuu Director Ari Immonen to serve as acting CEO during the transition period starting at the beginning of December. The activities and client services of Business Joensuu will continue unchanged in the interim, Asko Miettinen adds.

Further information:

Business Joensuu CEO from 14 March 2022
Tomi Haring
Tel. +358 400 380 130

Business Joensuu Chairman of the Board
Asko Miettinen
Tel. +358 40 732 7388