Jani Ojala appointed as the new Group CEO at EDRMedeso
Effective as of January 1st, 2022
The EDRMedeso Board of Directors has appointed M.Sc. Jani Ojala (44) as the new Group CEO starting Jan 1st 2022. Jani Ojala currently acts as Country Manager for EDRMedeso subsidiaries in Finland and Sweden.
Earlier this year, Niklas Lindwall, decided that he wanted to step down after 6 years as CEO, at the end of 2021. Having conducted a detailed review, the company’s board is very pleased that Jani has accepted the CEO-position. Many exciting things are happening in our industry, and we have great ambitions to further develop the company and ensure that EDRMedeso is competitive, creating more value for our customers and shareholders and being an attractive workplace for our employees.
“I am confident that Jani Ojala is an experienced commercial leader with the right vision, energy, leadership capability, competence and background needed to lift the company further, and that the board, within the company, have found a very skilled and exciting new leader”, says John Nyheim, Chairman of the Board of EDRMedeso.
Both Jani Ojala and the board are very pleased to announce that Niklas Lindwall will remain with the company, where he will take on the leadership of the BuildingPoint business.
Jani has had various positions in sales, sales management and regional leadership during his almost 11 years career at EDRMedeso. He holds 15 years of experience in simulation software industry and has extensive knowledge of the market, customer challenges and simulation technologies together. He also has more than 10 years of leadership experience.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity. EDRMedeso has an ambitious vision for 2025 and beyond! We are in the spotlight for the digitalization and sustainability journey of our customers, our employees have world-class talent and we have game changing technology in our hands. My role will be to lead the company in realizing our new vision and achieving the financial targets agreed with the board. We will deliver these by executing our new strategy, which is based on three fundamental pillars: our customers, our employees and our technology”, says Jani.
IMAGE: Niklas Lindwall, CEO of EDRMedeso 2016 – 2021, now heading the BuildingPoint business unit of EDRMedeso.
In support, Niklas explained that “During my +20 years career in EDRMedeso I have had the possibility to gain experience from all areas of our business. After 6 years as CEO, it is now time to let others take over the rudder and I’m confident that in selecting Jani Ojala, the board has made an excellent choice. I’m now thrilled to get the possibility to focus more on our BuildingPoint business where we are in the sweet spot of the Digitalization journey for the North European construction industry.”
In recognition of Niklas’s contribution to the company John Nyheim stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Niklas for his dedicated leadership at EDRMedeso over the past years. The success of our customers and partners, the business growth and the market position that EDRMedeso has delivered under his leadership are all very strong”.
EDRMedeso is the leading supplier in Northern Europe of Digital Labs and Cloud Computing, Building Information Modeling (BIM) & Virtual Fabrication Solutions
With a strong presence in the Nordics and UK we provide software solutions and consulting services to implement tools and methods for innovation and fabrication. We strive to enable our customers to get maximum benefit from their investment in software and competence to meet the demand for sustainable solutions, products and services.
EDRMedeso presently has eight offices in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the UK.
We work with some of the key players in the fields of simulation and computer-aided engineering. Since 1995, the company has been a partner of Tekla, and since 2012 part of the Trimble family and a leader within building information modeling (BIM) under the brand BuildingPoint Scandinavia. The company has worked closely with Ansys, Inc. since 1999 and is the only Ansys Elite Channel Partner covering the Nordics and UK.