Petri Niittymäki to lead business sales in Finland

Petri Niittymäki (43) becomes Senior Vice President of Business Services Finland, TeliaSonera’s business sales division, at May 1st, 2009. Niittymäki transfers to TeliaSonera from SAP Nordic, where he has worked as a Sales Director and has been a member of the Nordic Leadership Team.

Petri Niittymäki has extensive experience from leading positions in business sales. He joined SAP Finland in 1999 and in 2005 - 2008 he was Director of large enterprise sales. Prior to that, he held various sales and management positions at Honeywell and Atlas Copco. Niittymäki has taken a Master of Science degree in Economics at Helsinki School of Economics and a degree in engineering at Kotka Polytechnic.

Business Services Finland is the largest business sales unit in Finland, and it is responsible for the sales of TeliaSonera’s business products and services. The sales unit has over 300 employees. Niittymäki will report to Sverker Hannervall, Senior Vice President and Head of TeliaSonera Business Services. “Petri's solid experience from sales organisations within the IT industry will a be strong contribution in order to further strengthen our enterprise sales. ”, says Sverker Hannervall.

“Almost my entire life I’ve been involved in sales, specializing in selling specialist services and systems to enterprises. Because of this, I also know TeliaSonera fairly well. It’s both motivating and challenging to start leading and developing the industry’s leading sales engine in Finland,” says Petri Niittymäki.

Batu Karasar, currently Senior Vice President of Business Services Finland, stays on as planned until September,1st 2009.