Last edited: 17.3.2022

CEO and Management Team

The company’s CEO is in charge of the Group’s business operations and corporate governance in line with the law, Robit Corporation’s Articles of Association as well as instructions and regulations issued by the Board. Detailed terms of employment of the CEO are specified in a separate contract, which has been approved by the Board. Arto Halonen has acted as the company’s CEO as of 15 March, 2022.  The CEO is assisted by the Management Team.

The Management Team handles the main issues that concern managing the company, such as issues related to strategy, budget, interim reports and acquisitions, and prepares investments for approval by the Board of Directors. The Management Team meets, as a rule, once a month and at other times, when necessary.

NameYear of BirthStatus
George Apostolopoulos1969VP Global Sales
Adam Baker1986VP Down the Hole
Arto Halonen1981Group CEO
Jorge Leal1983VP Top Hammer
Ville Peltonen1983Interim CFO
Ville Pohja1986VP Geotechnical
Jaana Rinne1962Group HR Director

VP GLOBAL SALES

Born 1969, MBA, M.Sc. (Engineering Solid Mechanics),
B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering)

KEY POSITIONS

George Apostolopoulos has worked for Robit as a VP Global Sales since 1 December 2020. Apostolopoulos has approximately 20 years’ experience of several managerial positions in the drilling industry. The latest positions have especially focused on sales development of drilling equipment and tools at Atlas Copco in West Africa and Central Asia.


VP DOWN THE HOLE

Born 1986, B.Sc. (Computer Aided Design and Engineering)

KEY POSITIONS

Adam Baker has worked for Robit as a VP Down the Hole since 1 January 2021. Before his current position, Baker worked for Robit as a Sales Director of Down the Hole products since 1 May 2019. Before joining Robit, Baker worked in several managerial positions of business and sales development over 10 years, especially in the Down the Hole industry.


GROUP CEO

Born 1981, M.Sc. (Engineering), M.Sc. (Economics)

KEY POSITIONS

Arto Halonen has acted as the CEO of Robit since 15 March 2022. Earlier in his career, he worked as Robit’s Group CFO since 7 May 2020. He has also held the position of Group COO. Halonen joined Robit from Metso where he worked in various management positions, most previously as Vice President, Crushers, Aggregates Equipment Business Area.


VP TOP HAMMER

Born 1983, M.Sc. (Business and Technology Management),
B.Sc. (Engineering)

KEY POSITIONS

Jorge Leal has worked for Robit as a VP Top Hammer since 1 January 2021. During his 11-year career at Robit, Leal has worked in several managerial positions in sales. In addition, in 2015–2018 Leal acted as a General Manager of Robit SAC, subsidiary of Robit in Peru, being responsible for establishing and leading the subsidiary. Leal has a comprehensive know-how in business development and Top Hammer product line.


INTERIM CFO

Born 1983, M.Sc. (Economics)

KEY POSITIONS

Ville Peltonen has been the Interim CFO in Robit since 16 March 2022. Previously, Peltonen worked in Robit as a Group Controller since 1 January 2020. Earlier in his career, Peltonen has worked for Nokian Tyres plc as a Group Financial Manage


VP GEOTECHNICAL

Born 1986, M.Sc. (Technology)

KEY POSITIONS

Ville Pohja has worked for Robit as a VP Geotechnical since 1 January 2021. Before his current position, Pohja worked for Robit as a Director, Piling Business since 1 April 2018. Pohja joined Robit on 2 February 2015 as a sales and product manager.


GROUP HR DIRECTOR

Born 1962, M.Sc. (Economics)

KEY POSITIONS

Jaana Rinne has acted as a Group HR Director since 29 September 2017. Rinne has over 20 years’ experience of several HR management positions in Konecranes corporation, and in Pöyry corporation as an SVP, HR. She has a comprehensive competence in developing global organisations’ HR strategies, processes and capacity.