Sanoma Corporation, 25 September 2015 at 12:30 CET
Sanoma today announced the appointment of Kai Taka-aho as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as of 15 October 2015, reporting to Arthur Hoffman, CEO, Sanoma Digital & Technology. In this role, Taka-aho will be responsible for all group-wide technology activities and responsibilities, covering IT infrastructure, business applications and digital development, with the latter part an oversight responsibility across adjacent businesses such as Nelonen, SBS and Sanoma Learning.
“I’m delighted that Kai is joining my team,” said Arthur Hoffman, CEO, Sanoma Digital & Technology. “A solid, integrated technology team and capability set is vital to the success of Sanoma’s continued digital transformation. In Kai we’ve found someone with a deep understanding of Sanoma’s business requirements and an established track record in building high performing teams. I’m confident in his ability to create strong alignment between our technology investments and Sanoma’s business priorities.”
Kai Taka-aho joined Sanoma in 2000 and has held a variety of positions at the company. In 2008 he was appointed as Vice President, Online for Nelonen Media, the broadcasting arm of Sanoma Media Finland. Prior to Sanoma, Taka-aho worked at Nokia.
“Technology today is an integral piece of the media business. I'm very excited to be able to combine my digital business experience with the skills and expertise of Sanoma Technology in order to meet the business goals of Sanoma”, Kai Taka-aho adds.
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