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Joonas Rauramo is appointed as CEO of Coolbrook

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Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, has today announced the appointment of former Executive Vice President of Strategy and Industrial Partnerships, Joonas Rauramo, as the new CEO of the company.

In his previous role, Rauramo led all industrial and public sector relationship-building for Coolbrook. He has extensive operations and development experience through previous senior positions at one of Europe’s leading utility companies Fortum, including as Vice-President overseeing the company’s significant wind and solar business.

Rauramo takes over the CEO position at Coolbrook from Harri Johannesdahl who has chosen to take a less hands-on role at the business and will stay on in an advisory capacity.

Commenting on his new role, Rauramo said: “It has been a privilege to work with Harri who has led the company to new heights. During the last eight months we have seen the need for our solution and partnered with global leaders in technology and the largest industrial sectors. I am happy and humbled to take on the challenge of leading Coolbrook to the next stage in its growth journey and we have a great, expanding team to achieve our ambition of a clean new industrial era.”

Coolbrook has recently signed collaboration agreements with major cement-makers CEMEX and UltraTech.

Former CEO, Harri Johannesdahl said: “Joonas stepping up as CEO is the next logical phase in the development of Coolbrook. Since joining in October 2021, Joonas’ experience and expertise has shone through in his achievements forging industrial partnerships. That’s why I am confident in his ability to lead the company as we transition from a focus on R&D to becoming a major commercial player in heavy industry.”

Rauramo’s appointment immediately follows Dr Reetta Kaila’s appointment as CTO, with other C-level executive appointments due to be announced in the coming months.

Ilpo Kuokkanen, Executive Chairman, Coolbrook said: “It’s hard to overstate how critical Harri has been in the first phase of Coolbrook’s development and I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved under his leadership. Now that we’re solidifying commercial relationships with renowned players such as CEMEX and Ultratech we are in an incredibly lucky position to have someone as talented as Joonas to step up as CEO. I have complete confidence in his ability to take Coolbrook forward.”

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