My goal is to make myself obsolete

Juha Laurio

President & CEO
Areas of expertise
Circular Economy

“One should never assume anything,” says President and CEO of the Lindström Group, Juha Laurio. Genuine curiosity and an urge to understand led him to a master’s degree in engineering, and his first full-time job was as an R&D engineer, working among diesel and gas engines. “Ever since my childhood, I knew that I wanted to lead an organisation, to become a CEO. As a part of that journey, I spent multiple years in different management positions before landing in Lindström as a ‘CEO in training’ in 2006.” 

Two years later, Laurio took over the reins. “I enjoy seeing people succeed and thus enable Lindström to succeed. My goal is really to make myself obsolete”. Sports – particularly tennis – allows Laurio to clear his mind and stay sharp between business decisions and meetings. He describes himself as “a bit of a competitive person”, a personality trait that, in his words, he is “learning to deal with”. Being a sore loser might not be all bad, though: “The meaning of my life is to make the world a better place for the next generation, including my own children.”