New CEO for Helvar

(Finland) – Adel Hattab will join Helvar as new CEO from September 1st. 

Helvar’s Board of Directors has appointed Adel Hattab as new Chief Executive Officer.

Hattab will commence in his new position on September 1st, 2017. His professional experience spans several industries and covers different leadership roles in global companies, across the value chain. He joins Helvar from Outotec where he has been responsible for Strategic Customers and Business Development and a member of the Executive Board. He has deep knowledge of digital transition from past positions with Nokia as well as Metso Automation.

Hattab holds an MSc in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, as well as a MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics and MIT Sloan School of Business.

“Adel has deep experience in the digital economy from various aspects, and has lead several businesses successfully. Helvar is a leader in a very exciting industry going through a digital transformation, and I am confident that he has what it takes to be successful in his new position,” said Helvar’s Chairman of the Board, Kai Öistämö.

“I am very excited to join Helvar, a company that is well known within the industry. I am impressed and inspired by the Helvar team and the opportunities that lie ahead. I recognise that the transition of the lighting Industry provides great growth potential for the company. I look forward to working with the entire Helvar team, our customers and partners”, added Hattab.

As previously announced, Helvar’s current CEO Hans Henrik Lund will join Nilfisk as CEO.  “Under the past year of Hans Henrik’s leadership, Helvar has gone through a major transition. It is now one of the leading companies Intelligent Lighting.  Hans Henrik leaves a solid foundation for Helvar to build on. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Hans Henrik for his great contribution to the company”, continued Kai Öistämö.