Prohoc Oy appoints Ilkka Palola as the CEO of Prohoc Group starting on 1 July 2021. Matti Manner will become Chairman of the Board of Prohoc Group.

Ilkka Palola

Ilkka Palola steps in as the CEO of Prohoc Group 1 July 2021. Currently Ilkka holds the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and has previously been responsible for Prohoc’s information services business as Head of the Business Unit. Ilkka has a vast experience in the industry, working in sales, key account management and as a senior consultant within the same business segment.

As Ilkka becomes the CEO of Prohoc Group, the former CEO Matti Manner will take over the role of Group’s Executive Chairman of the Board. In his role as CEO, Ilkka will enable Prohoc’s team to successfully execute strategy by ensuring a good everyday life, living according to group’s values and staying on the right path towards the group’s vision. Besides running the Board of Directors, as Executive Chairman, Matti Manner will focus on running the group’s growth program and working with customers and sales & business development teams.

“it’s great to be able to build on Prohoc’s growth story and serve our team in an even more central role. Prohoc has evolved a lot in recent years, and we are ready to take the next major steps. Prohoc has always had a focus on people: customers, employees and partners. My goal with the team is to ensure with good day-to-day leadership, that we are the best community for our employees and our customers most valued partner. We must continue to be brave to challenge our approach and we must bring value to our customers. I feel privileged to continue the legacy of a great family business culture and continue Matti’s work as the CEO of Prohoc. I could not imagine another company or another team whose story I would rather be a part of, Ilkka Palola states.

Today, Prohoc is an industrial services provider with more than 200 professionals. Prohoc’s business is divided into services for project-driven industry and the manufacturing industry. Prohoc has done a significant change in its management model during the last 12 months when the company has left the traditional hierarchical management model and began leading operations through two value creation processes. Samuli Kyttälä has been responsible for leading the company’s customer value and Ilkka Palola for leading employee value. In addition to these, Henri Antila has been responsible for leading the company’s financial administration and shareholder value. Strategy is executed through round tables and transparent communication, which is being seeing as a major competitive edge ensuring good maneuverability and pace of development.

Prohoc Group is on a stable growth path with both business areas, project services and manufacturing services. The company’s forecasted turnover is € 16M for this financial year 2021 and the company aims for a turnover of € 30M by the end of 2024. This growth will include organic growth of business and customer accounts, growing new strategic customers and services, establishing more presence, and seeking more business abroad and possibility acquisitions. One of the group’s short-term goals is to further strengthen the manufacturing service business.

“It makes me very proud and happy to be able to appoint a great leader to the position of CEO from within the company. Ilkka has held various positions and worked in many strategic operations during his Prohoc career. During these years Ilkka has shown that he is a true leader and role model in living the company’s mission and values an in reforming the company’s way of working. We have a great opportunity to take the next steps and move up to a higher league, and Ilkka is the right person to take us there with his excellent day-to-day leadership. “Matti Manner states.

Please join us welcoming Ilkka all the best success for his role as Prohoc Group CEO.

More information

Matti Manner
+358 400 521 304

Ilkka Palola
+358 50 368 7533