Olavi Raunio will join Gren as Head of Nordics


Gren develops and delivers energy solutions ranging from sustainable district heating to industrial energy. Gren is already an established energy supplier in Northern Europe, running approximately 600 km of pipelines under cities in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the UK and warming nearly 180,000 homes and 600 commercial premises. Gren is currently operating in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Gren has ambitious growth plans to expand our business by actively searching for new efficient solutions and growth opportunities beyond the existing businesses. We build the concepts that best suit the customer’s needs flexibly and competitively. We also take care of the technology development path far into the future. In Nordics, Gren focuses on responding to the transformation of the energy sector. Olavi Raunio will join Gren as Head of Nordics on June 17th, 2024.

“Gren has achieved successful growth in the Baltics and expanding the business in the UK. In Nordics, Gren focuses on responding to the transformation of the energy sector, where new ways of sector integration are required, and industrial energy plays a key role in it. Olavi’s strong track record of successfully generating value for customers via innovative investments will strengthen our operations in Nordics. I warmly welcome Olavi to Gren,” says Ilkka Niiranen, CEO of Gren Group.

“The energy market is transforming in the Nordics. In the future, we will see more integrations and new solutions between different energy sectors and energy-consuming industries. I am happy to join Gren to lead the business delivery in the Nordics and to offer my support for sales and acquisitions as well,” says Olavi Raunio.

Olavi has over 20 years of strong experience and wide expertise in the field of energy and has worked to turn energy more sustainable and cost-competitive through new technologies, concepts, and business models. His strong business acumen and industry knowledge are also combined with leadership expertise, and he will join Gren Group’s Management team.

Before joining Gren, Olavi worked as Vice President of Industrial Sales and Investments at Adven. In prior Adven, Olavi has worked developing energy concepts and projects for forest industries at Pöyry, commercialized biomass gasification technology, set up overseas trading of biomass business between Baltics and Nordics, and expertised in sustainability consulting at WSP. Olavi has a master’s degree in energy and economics.


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