Riikka Mattila appointed Stockmann's Chief People & Culture Officer
Press release 30 January 2020
Riikka Mattila, M.Soc.Sc., has been appointed Stockmann's Chief People & Culture Officer as of 14 April 2020. She will be a member of the Stockmann division’s Management Team and will report to CEO Jari Latvanen. Riikka Mattila has most recently served as HR Director at Scandic Hotels and before that has held several leadership positions in HR at Neste, Fortum and Pikoil.
Stockmann is currently undergoing an extensive transformation process, and people leadership has a significant role in ensuring a successful change journey and in strengthening a value-based culture. Riikka Mattila emphasises the importance of employee empowerment and inclusion in all activities.
“It’s wonderful to be able to participate in the advancement of Stockmann's excellent customer service and high-quality operations. Stockmann has had a significant role as an expert of urban lifestyles for generations and this role is associated with many positive feelings and memories, also on a personal level. I'm looking forward to being involved in the creation of an even better employee and customer experience,” says Riikka Mattila.
“Riikka Mattila has worked in diverse expert and leadership roles in human resources and has demonstrated her ability to produce profitable transformation in the cultures of organisations. I’d like to warmly welcome Riikka to Stockmann to continue the exemplary work of her predecessor, Mikko Huttunen,” says Jari Latvanen, CEO of Stockmann.
Riikka Mattila will start at Stockmann after Easter at the latest. Mikko Huttunen, Stockmann's Chief People Officer since 2016, took over leadership of Stockmann's transformation process as of 17 January 2020.
Jari Latvanen, CEO, Stockmann, tel. 09 121 5606