Press release – 2021

Change in Oyj’s management team Oyj Press Release January 27, 2021 at 13:30 EET

Change in Oyj’s management team Oyj has appointed Saara Tikkanen, M.Sc. (Econ), (b. 1982) as the company’s new HR Director and member of the Management Team. Tikkanen will start in her new position on February 15, 2021 and will report to CEO Panu Porkka. As announced previously, leaving HR director Taina Suorsa will assist during the transition period until the end of March.

“Saara is a passionate and experienced HR professional with a proven track record in developing HR processes, employee experience and employer branding. We look eagerly forward to Saara joining the team and supporting the entrepreneurial and strong culture of,” says Panu Porkka, Oyj’s CEO.

Prior to her new position, Saara Tikkanen has worked, among others, as HR Director at Edenred Finland Oy and as HR Manager for ISS Palvelut Oy.

For more information, please contact:

Panu Porkka
Tel. +358 10 309 5555

Mikko Forsell
Tel. +358 10 309 5555


Nasdaq Helsinki
Principal media in short is Finland’s most popular and most visited Finnish online retailer, with the aim to sell to products to its customer at probably always cheaper prices. Depending on the season, the Company markets, sells, and distributes some 60,000–70,000 products in 26 different main product categories through its webstore, retail stores, and network of pick-up points. The Company has four megastores: in Oulu, Pirkkala, Raisio, and Helsinki, in addition to which products can be collected at more than 3,000 pick-up points. was founded in 1992 and it is headquartered in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. The Company’s shares are listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki under the ticker symbol VERK.

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