Per Johanson (born 1962) has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Tieto's Financial Services business and member of the Leadership Team as of 16 May 2009.
Per holds a BA degree in marketing from Lund University as well as an MBA from the University of Warwick in the UK. Per will be based in Sweden.
Per Johanson will join Tieto from Logica, where he has worked as Managing Director of Financial Services Sweden since 2005. In 2003, he joined Atos Origin Nordics which later was acquired by former WM-data and Logica in 2005. Per has been responsible for the Financial Services sector and for Products, systems integration and business process outsourcing during the Atos period.
"I am truly excited about my new job at Tieto. I have a lot of respect for what the company has achieved during the past years and look forward to becoming a part of Tieto's winning team. I see great opportunities in enhancing Tieto's business in the financial services sector," says Per Johanson.
"I warmly welcome Per to Tieto's Leadership Team. Per has a deep understanding of both IT and the financial services industry, an understanding that is based on his experience working in the finance sector and from heading up the financial services business in his previous company.
Financial Services account for well over 20% of Tieto's net sales and with Per's strong leadership our aim is to further strengthen Tieto's leadership position in this important market area," says the President and CEO Hannu Syrjälä.