Markku Hämäläinen has been appointed group CEO starting 22.1.2016. Hämäläinen has been the CEO of one of the groups’ subsidiaries, Oy Brandt Ab, for three years prior to this appointment.
“Markku has a strong track record and good references from his time as Oy Brandt Ab’s CEO. In addition to his role as CEO he has also managed our boat factories together with the local management. Markku will be in charge of the groups’ operations as a whole, including the operations of the groups’ four subsidiaries Oy Brandt Ab, Brandt-Polaris Oy, TerhiTec Oy and Bike & Boat World.” says majority owner and chairman of the board Stefan Brandt
”It was important for me to find a long term solution with Markku, giving me the time and opportunity to develop my skillset and experience for the future. As of now I will carry on as board member and chairman of Bike World and continue to develop the business.” says Stefanie Brandt Tallqvist, co-owner.
For more information
Markku Hämäläinen, markku.hamalainen(a)brandt.fi
Puh: 020 7757 203
Otto Johan Albin Brandt set up a small sports shop in Helsinki 1905 which he named Otto Brandt. Five generations and 111 years later this small shop has become a successful group of companies within the leisure vehicles sector. It remains a family business and is still known as Otto Brandt. The group imports motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, outboard engines, marine diesel engines, power products and moped cars. The groups’ sales total is approx. 100M€ and employs 180 persons. The group also has two boat factories and a boat and motorcycle retail chain. Otto Brandt represents world renowned brands such as Honda, Polaris, Victory, Indian, Ligier, Arai, Silver, Terhi, Sea Star, Yanmar, Nord Star ja XO.
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