Earlier this year, Minna Hyrsky was selected as the new CEO of Pomppa. Minna has made a long career in the textile industry and has wide experience in leading both product and customer developments, placing the customer at the head of it. The expertise gained from MBA has also provided useful tools for broader business leadership.
– I would call myself idealistic, yet realistic. I have strong values that are reflected in everything I do. Nature is the source of my joy and strength, and my free time is preferably spent with my hands in the soil or outdoors in the nature, Minna describes.
– My interest in Pomppa grew steadily throughout the application process. The more I got to know Meri, the better I realized how well our values and worldviews meet. Pomppa was so full of life. Later, as I got to meet the whole team, I really felt like this is something I want to be part of.
– Also, I strongly believe in the business itself. I know how important it is to find quality products on the market. As a fanatical cat owner myself, I understand the thoughts of a committed pet owner and the immeasurable value of the pet, Minna adds.
THE NEXT STEPS
As Minna entered her new position as the CEO, Meri’s own role is going under a big change. – Even as my role at Pomppa transforms, I want to stay involved. I wish to do more creative work in the future, however my role as the Chairman of the Board remains, Meri confirms.
Minna sees a bright future ahead for Pomppa. – Pomppa is carefully built on a stable foundation, on which it’s good to build more. Particularly noteworthy is the strong growth in recent years, which also brings us responsibility for what is brought to the market in the future. I wish to bring these responsibility aspects into Pomppa’s development and enhance it in everything we do.
– Our next step is to strengthen the organization itself. Pomppa is, and continues to be, a good and respected brand, to which we are going to bring more depth to. We make sure we’re able to continue serving our customers in the best way possible. I also want to ensure that Pomppa’s future growth is built sustainably, Minna explains.
The past two months as CEO has included settling into the new position as well as getting to know the team. – Everything has been exactly as I imagined, and more. It’s been unexpectedly easy to slip into the team, and it feels like I’ve already gained full trust and support from Meri, Minna says.
Meri also admits feeling relieved and happy. – Right now, I’m full of bubbling joy and eager expectation. It hasn’t been easy letting go of the responsibility, but it makes me relieved knowing everything is going into good hands. I know the right decision was made and I’m excited to see what the future will hold for us, she sums up.