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Santtu Elsinen appointed as Alma Media’s Chief Digital Officer and member of the Group Executive Team

Alma Media Corporation   Stock Exchange Release            21 December 2015 at 1:15 pm (EET)


Santtu Elsinen (born 1972) has been appointed as Alma Media Group’s Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and member of the Group Executive Team starting at the beginning of 2016. Elsinen has worked as Business Development Director at Talentum Oyj since 2012, and he will continue in this role alongside his new tasks at Alma Media during the integration process of the companies. Santtu Elsinen will be in charge of Alma Media’s ICT functions and development on the group level, and he will be directly accountable to Alma Media President and CEO Kai Telanne.  

Before Talentum, Elsinen worked at Satama Interactive Oyj and Trainer’s House Oyj; in addition, he was the Chairman of the Board of Quartal Oy, which he also founded, and has experience from various companies in the field of advertising and media.

 “The active development of operative information systems, the utilisation of customer data and the management of the Group’s ICT system are crucial elements of Alma Media’s digital business strategy. Santtu Elsinen has impressive proof of his knowledge of the field, including his experience at Talentum, and I am very happy of the fact he decided to take the new challenge presented by the integration of the companies,” says Kai Telanne, President and CEO of Alma Media Corporation.

“Understanding customers, agile service development and operative efficiency are all necessary if we want to turn problems into possibilities when it comes to the digitalisation of the media. Alma Media has excellent capacity for developing digital services and content, including amazingly skilled employees and the best media brands in the country,” adds Santtu Elsinen.

Alma Media Corporation
Rauno Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR

For more information, please contact:
Rauno Heinonen, Vice President, Corporate Communications & IR, +358 10 665 2251,

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company’s products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. In 2014, the company employed an average of 1,830 professionals (excluding deliverers), of whom approximately one quarter worked outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2014 totalled approximately EUR 295 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at

  • Published: 21.12.2015, 13:15
  • Category: Releases, Stock exchange release

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