Oslo, Norway. 11.January 2023. Kari Renko MSc., Maj. Gen. (Eng. Ret.) has been appointed as a member of Patria Group Management Team and he will start in the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Programs on 11th January 2023. Kari Renko will report to Patria’s President and CEO Esa Rautalinko.
Major General (Eng.) Kari Renko retired from the position of the Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics at the end of June 2022. He has had a prominent career in various positions in the Finnish Defence Forces, in particular in the Finnish Air Force, both in Finland and in the U.S. In addition to the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command,
Kari Renko has held management positions at the Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Headquarters and Karelia Air Command as well as he has served as Deputy Defence Attaché in Washington D.C. Kari Renko has a Master of Science in aeronautical engineering.
“I warmly welcome Kari to Patria. We highly value his over three-decade-long versatile
experience in defence with all its stakeholders and especially in the development of materiel
procurement as well as maintenance and repair. I’m convinced that Kari’s specialist expertise
fits seamlessly into supporting Patria’s growth strategy”, says Esa
Rautalinko, Patria’s President and CEO.