Neste Appoints Heikki Malinen as President and CEO

06.05.2024 - Neste has appointed Heikki Malinen as president and CEO of Neste, effective Nov. 2, 2024, at the latest. He succeeds Matti Lehmus, who decided to leave the company. Malinen is currently a member of Neste’s board of directors, but will step down before taking up his new role.

As the company announced on Apr. 29, 2024, the current president and CEO of Neste, Matti Lehmus, will step down but will continue in his position until Heikki Malinen takes over.

Malinen joins Neste from Outokumpu where he was president and CEO since 2020. Prior to that, he worked for Posti Group, Pöyry, and UPM-Kymmene in leadership roles. He holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) Helsinki School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.