ENP Newswire - 25 August 2014
Release date- 22082014 - Petri Nikkila has been appointed new Head of Nordea Estonia, starting from 1 September 2014.
Petri Nikkila has long-term experience in sales and business development of global organisations. Most recently he was responsible for the global customer strategy, segments and propositions at HSBC Bank.
Andreas Laane has decided to resign from the position as Head of Nordea Estonia by mutual consent. Andreas Laane has worked at Nordea since 2007, as Head of Corporate Banking, Head of Retail and Corporate Banking and Head of Banking Estonia.
'I leave the bank with good feelings and wish the new manager all the best. During my leadership Nordea Estonia's market share and number of customers have more than doubled and Nordea is firmly positioned among the top three banks. I wish to thank the employees and customers that have enabled such a successful journey,' says Andreas Laane.
Inga Skisaker, Head of Banking Baltic countries at Nordea, acknowledges Andreas Laane for his achievements: 'Nordea Estonia has reached good results with strong customer focus. The new Head of Nordea Estonia Petri Nikkila will bring his expertise in international banking to both Estonian and Baltic banking.'
Petri Nikkila previously held the position as Head of Sales & Customer Development and Group Marketing at the Nordea Group and most recently the position as Global Head of Customer Strategy, Segments and Propositions at HSBC Bank. His working experience also includes positions as Business Unit Director at Mars Inc and Business Director at Unilever AMET.
Nordea Estonia, which was named Bank of the Year 2013 by the leading banking and finance magazine the Banker, is part of the largest Nordic financial group Nordea Bank AB. Nordea has operated in Estonia since 1995. Nordea Estonia earned EUR 19.1 million in net profits during the first half of 2014. The bank continues to strengthen its position in savings and investment products, showing a 35% y/y growth in investment product volumes in the first half of 2014.