GOFORE PLC COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 21 NOVEMBER 2019 AT 10.00
Chief Financial Officer of Gofore will change next year
Petteri Venola, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Management Team, has announced that he will leave his position next year. Petteri Venola is one of the founders of the company and has been CFO since 2010. Previously to this, Venola served as CEO of Gofore. The process for finding Venola’s successor will be started during the end of the year.
As announced on 15 November, 2019, the Board of Directors of Gofore Plc has set a goal for the company to transit to official list of Nasdaq Helsinki in 2021. The company thrives to continue to grow and develop in the coming years. This also sets a requirement for the continuous development of financial administration. Venola has announced that for this task it is good at this stage to seek external top expertise.
“Originally, I took over the company’s administration and finances because I was one of the company’s founders who couldn’t code. It has been interesting to develop with the company and eventually get the financial administration to the maturity level where it is possible to operate as a listed company. However, in order to ensure the continued development of the company, I feel that at this stage, and well in advance of the phase of listing to official list of Nasdaq Helsinki, it is good to transfer responsibility to a successor”, says Petteri Venola.
“We respect Petteri’s wish and will start the process for finding a new CFO. I am certain that the position will be one of the most interesting open positions in financial management. I have no doubt that we will find a great new CFO for our growing Group”, says Timur Kärki, CEO of Gofore.
Petteri Venola will continue in the Executive Management Team and in his position until his successor starts. Venola will serve as an adviser in the company during the needed orientation.
For more information on the transit to official list of Nasdaq Helsinki: Gofore Plc: Mikael Nylund appointed CEO of Gofore, Timur Kärki nominated for full-time Chairman of the Board – Gofore aims for the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki in 2021 Further enquiries:
Timur Kärki, CEO, Gofore Plc
tel. +358 40 828 5886
Certified Adviser Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 40 579 6210
Gofore Plc is a Finnish digitalisation specialist with international growth plans. We’re made up of 580 people across Finland, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Estonia – top experts in our industry who are our company’s heart, brain, and hands. We use consulting, coding and design as tools to incite positive change. We care for our people, our customers, and the surrounding world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2018, our net sales amounted to EUR 50.6 million. Gofore Plc’s shares are quoted in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. Learn to know us better at www.gofore.com.