Pauli Leppänen

Pauli Leppänen

+46 70 646 2052
pauli.leppanen (at) sagacitas.fi

Pauli Leppänen has over 25 years of experience in financial management in large and medium-sized multinational companies in software, consulting, telecom, metals and mining, and market pulp, both in Finland and Sweden.

He has hands-on competence in business control, management reporting, financial accounting, financial processes and systems, cost efficiency measures, internal controls, corporate governance, and risk management. He is particularly experienced in group accounting and reporting, investor financial information, annual and interim reports, IFRS, US GAAP, and the SEC compliance issues. He is an experienced educator and has long experience of coaching and mentoring younger employees.

Pauli has had line-manager responsibility of large transactions, such as primary and secondary equity issues, IPOs, listing and de-listing in the USA, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. He has also initiated and led numerous change management projects, such as renewing and harmonizing accounting principles, harmonizing and centralizing financial processes, creating and improving internal controls, and speeding up the closing and reporting processes.

He is currently working as Group Controller for Rottneros AB. Earlier, he has been CFO for QPR Software Plc (2013-2014), SVP and Head of Corporate Control, and temporary CFO for TeliaSonera AB (2003-2010), VP and Head of Corporate Control for Sonera Corporation (2000-2002), Project Manager for the IPO and U.S. listing for Sonera Corporation (1998-1999), Head of Corporate Accounts for Outokumpu Oyj (1994-1997), and Business Segment Controller for Outokumpu Technology Oy (1990-1993). He has been responsible for leading and managing teams and organizations ranging from 3 to 300 employees. He has also been a board member and chairman of several subsidiaries.

He is the founder of PL Competence AB, a Swedish-based consulting company specialized in financial advice and interim management assignments.

Languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.

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