New board of directors appointed for Cupori Oy

Following the acquisition of Cupori Oy by Lazarus Industriförvaltning AB, which was announced on February 28 2022, Mr Kalle Härkki, Mr Eero Leskinen and Mr Per Lindberg have today been appointed as new members of the Board of Directors of Cupori Oy.

Mr. Härkki has a PhD in metallurgy and brings extensive experience from the copper and metal industries to the new Board, including heading the Metal Business Area of MetsoOutotec and leading positions in Outokumpu Copper (the predecessor to Cupori). Mr Härkki will assume the role of Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Leskinen brings both operational and private equity investment experiences to the Board. Mr Leskinen has had a long career within Assa Abloy and Isku Group before entering the private equity industry as a partner in Sentica Partners. Mr Leskinen has served on several Boards, including the workplace manufacturer Treston Group Oy and the technology Company Finnos Oy.

Mr Lindberg has several decades of experience from leading industry positions, most notably as CEO of BillerudKorsnäs AB and Epiroc AB, and today hold several Board positions, including the Lazarus-owned Nordic Brass Gusum AB, as well as Boliden AB, Valmet Oyj and Permascand AB.

Besides Mr Härkki, Mr Leskinen and Mr Lindberg, the Board of Directors in Cupory includes Mr Claes Jonson and Mr Pascal Keck, both Partners at Lazarus Industriförvaltning AB, the owner of Cupori Oy.

“We are very pleased to announce the recruitment of Kalle Härkki, Eero Leskinen and Per Lindberg to the Board of Cupori”, Claes Jonson, partner at Lazarus Industriförvaltning AB, comments. “With the appointment of these three very experienced gentlemen, we now have a very strong board, ready to guide Cupori through the next phases of the company’s development.”