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08. mai 2018

Merivaara appoints Mrs. Leena Viljo as group CEO

The Board of Directors of Merivaara Oy has appointed Mrs. Leena Viljo (48) LL.M., MBA as CEO of Merivaara group as of 7 May 2018. Leena has an extensive international business background within the IT sector, in particular. She has exported Finnish innovations and built international service, software and equipment business in Finland and abroad.

”The healthcare technology market is in a very interesting phase. The production and consumption of healthcare services is changing rapidly, and requirements for efficiency and effectiveness constantly increase. For Merivaara, surgery room solutions are at the core of what we do, and in essence we export leading Finnish engineering and design know-how. I am very proud to join the team”, says Leena Viljo.

”In recent years, Merivaara has strongly developed its offering and strengthened its presence in particular within integrated surgery room solutions. The company is very well-placed to continue its international growth”, says Tuomas Lang, chairman of Merivaara.

Markku Aherto, who has been the CEO of Merivaara since 2015, will be leaving the company. The board of directors thank Markku for his very valuable work in developing the company.

For more information, please contact Tuomas Lang, chairman of the board (tel. +358 40 545 1240).


Merivaara group is a leader in intuitive healthcare technology and industrial design, with surgery room solutions being a key focus and growth area. The company was established in 1901, and with its metal beds, improved hospital hygiene significantly. Today, Merivaara’s software, equipment and services improve patient safety and increase the quality and efficiency of surgery operations in leading international hospitals. The company is active in more than 120 countries. Merivaara Q-Flow surgical light won the Red Dot Award and Fennia Prize Grand Prix in 2017.


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