Ilkka Niiranen starts as Chief Executive Officer of Gren


On November 8, 2021 Ilkka Niiranen starts as Chief Executive Officer of Gren, the leading Northern European green energy company. He was appointed on July 8, 2021.

For the past 10 years Ilkka Niiranen has worked for Adven Group holding various executive positions including Country CEO of Sweden and Norway. Ilkka Niiranen has strong experience in District Heating and Cooling, Power Generation and Industrial Energy Solutions (IES) where he has been responsible for sales and investment projects. He has also worked on M&A, carve-outs and integrations.

Matti Viljo, Chairman of the Board, warmly welcomes Ilkka Niiranen in Gren: “We are approaching the moment of becoming a fully independent company from the beginning of 2022 and I expect Ilkka to play an instrumental role in developing Gren’s strategy that will be based not only on Gren’s current strong business, but will also include new and exciting growth elements that will promote Gren’s development into an independent customer-centric residential and industrial energy solutions provider.”

Ilkka Niiranen, commenting on the start of his new role, says: “I am excited and honored to take on the responsibility to steer the development of this great company. I am very much looking forward to meeting and working together with the highly professional team of Gren. This will be an interesting journey as we will become a truly stand-alone leading Northern European green energy company.”

Ilkka Niiranen has studied energy markets, strategy and international business in Helsinki University of Technology and he holds degree of Master of Science in Technology.