CEO since 2023
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 and as CEO in 2023. He owns 798.072 shares in Arctic Minerals.