Tapio Kolunsarka

29 - 5 - 2023 - News

New President and CEO for the technology company Insta Group – Tapio Kolunsarka appointed

Insta Group will have a new President and CEO in August 2023, as Niklas Mattsson, Insta’s interim President and CEO and one of the owners of the family business, is transferring back to Vice Chairman of Board. The company’s Board of Directors has selected Tapio Kolunsarka as the new President and CEO. He will start working as the President and CEO of the technology group, which is known for its strong expertise in security and industry, at the beginning of August.

- Insta is a steadily growing technology company that operates in multiple fields and has a strong brand and world-class personnel. The future looks very bright. We deliver demanding and intelligent turnkey solutions for our customers. In addition to domestic growth, we are also growing internationally. As an expert in state-of-the-art technology, we are able to offer purposeful products and services to the international defence technology and cyber security markets, for example.

Insta’s renewed strategy is built around a desire to help and support our customers in a connected world that is becoming digitalized at an accelerating pace.

- Security is part of our core competence, culture, and approach. Our long customer and partner relationships create a strong foundation. We will continue to empower a secure and sustainable future for our customers in industry, defence, software consulting and cyber security, Mattson emphasizes.

A versatile expert and bold trailblazer

Tapio Kolunsarka previously worked as the President and CEO of Evac Group, and he will start in his position at Insta on August 1. His versatile background spans various fields of business and he has experience in handling demanding business management tasks within industry; he has also demonstrated his skills in results-oriented human management based on transparency, clarity, and determination. In addition to Evac Group, Kolunsarka has also worked as the President and CEO of Ramirent and the leader of UPM Raflatac.

- Tapio has a deep and broad understanding of international business in very different companies. He is also an easily approachable person and an experienced trailblazer who we trust will provide added expertise for advancing our customers’ digital future and green transition. We warmly welcome Tapio into the company, says Markus Mattsson, Insta’s Chairman of the Board.

- I feel privileged to have been chosen as Insta Group’s next President and CEO. As a result of long-term development work, Insta is a successful and financially stable technology conglomerate that has significant growth opportunities within all of its business functions. Know-how, quality, and reliability have always been at Insta’s core. Even in the future, we will continue to offer a first-class customer experience that is based on the state-of-the-art expertise of our personnel and comprehensive control over the latest technologies, Tapio Kolunsarka says.

As the transition takes place, Insta’s interim President and CEO Niklas Mattsson will return to his former position as Vice Chairman of Board. Markus Mattsson will continue as Chairman of Board. Executive Vice President Jari Mielonen, who was responsible for sales and customer relationships, is transferring outside of Insta Group.

Read more:Insta is renewing itself with a customer focus - New units (Feb 9, 2023)

Tapio Kolunsarka – CV

Tapio KolunsarkaBorn 1975, M. Sc. (Engineering and Economics)

Primary working experience:Evac Group, President and CEO 2020–2023Ramirent Plc, President and CEO 2016–2020UPM Raflatac, Executive Vice President 2013–2016UPM Raflatac, Finland and USA, several leading positions 2002–2013McKinsey & Company, Consultant 2000–2002

Positions of trust:Cargotec Plc, Member of the Board 2023–Aidian Oy, Member of the Board 2023–Aspo Plc, Member of the Board 2022–Purmo Group, Member of the Board 2018–2021

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