CEO since 2020
Jonatan holds a Master of Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics.
Before joining Arctic Minerals as CEO, he has some 14 years of experience as senior executive in the mining and industrial industry as well as from the financial industry. Most recently Jonatan has been CFO of Velcora Holding AB (publ), an industrial group previously owned by the private equity firm FSN Capital and in 2019 sold to the S&P500 group Idex Corporation. Before joining Velcora, he was also CFO for the listed mining companies Nordic Mines AB (publ) and Lappland Goldminers AB (publ). Jonatan has also worked as a corporate finance advisor at Evli Bank where he participated in several mining transactions. Prior to Evli Bank, Jonatan worked at Deloitte, where he specialized in corporate valuation and financial analysis.
Jonatan Forsberg currently owns 9 850 000 shares in Arctic Minerals, privately and through company. He is deemed independent from the largest shareholders of the company, but dependent of the company and the management.
Risto Pietilä graduated with a M.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Oulu in 1979. He has over 30 years' international experience as an exploration geophysicist. Between 1980 and 2004 he worked for Outokumpu Oy on exploration and mining projects in Finland and Australia. He has been involved in a number of mineral discoveries, including the high-grade Silver Swan nickel deposit in Western Australia, the Telkkälä nickel deposit in Finland and a VMS deposit in Morocco. Geophysics played a crucial role in all these discoveries. Since 2004 Mr. Pietilä has held a number of senior positions with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), including Divisional Manager of Bedrock and Raw materials, as well as Regional Director of GTK's Northern Finland Office. Most recently, he was Head of the Mineral Processing and Materials Research Unit of GTK, from which position he retired in 2018. Risto Pietilä was appointed Exploration Manager in 2018. Risto Pietilä was named exploration manager in 2018. He owns 798.072 shares in Arctic Minerals.