Panu Kopra, 44, has been appointed as the new executive vice president of Neste’s Oil Retail Business Area and a member of the Neste Executive Board effective May 1, 2016. He will report to President and CEO Matti Lievonen. Antti Tiitola, the current executive vice president of Oil Retail, will leave for another company.
Kopra will transfer to his new position from the post of Neste’s vice president of Oil Retail in Finland and the Baltics. Kopra has solid experience in different tasks of the business area. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration BBA, and an MBA.
“We are happy that the new leader of Oil Retail is from Neste. Panu Kopra has gained extensive experience in the different stages of our value chain and in our operating countries. His competence will be useful when we seek to become the leading provider of fuel solutions in the Baltic Sea region. I would also like to thank Antti Tiitola for his contributions in developing the business area,” says Lievonen.
Neste’s Oil Retail is a significant marketer and seller of cleaner fuels and oil products in Finland, in Northwest Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Neste has a network of more than 1,000 service stations in the Baltic Sea region. In addition to consumers, the company serves retailers, heating oil customers, fleet customers, industry and agriculture.