Published on 04.06.2024 at 13.19

Appointments to Terrafame Ltd's Leadership Team

As of 1 June 2024, the battery chemicals company Terrafame Ltd has appointed Mr David Garcia-Balbuena, M.Sc., as the Chief Production Officer and a member of the Leadership Team, as well as Mr Kristian Granit, M.Sc. (Process technology), as the Chief Services Officer and a member of the Leadership Team. They will report to Seppo Voutilainen, the CEO of Terrafame Ltd.

David Garcia-Balbuena has moved to the Leadership Team from his position as the Head of Production, Bioleaching and Water management. Before his appointment, Garcia-Balbuena has held various managerial roles in the bioleaching and water management as well as geology and mine planning departments. He joined Terrafame in 2016.

Kristian Granit has moved to the Leadership Team from the position of the Deputy Chief Production Officer. Before this, he has held various managerial and leadership positions in electrical and automation maintenance, the metals extraction plant, and the battery chemicals plant. Granit joined Terrafame when the company was founded in 2015. His career in the industrial site began in 2007 with a company previously operating in the area.

Former Chief Technology Officer Antti Arpalahti continues in the Leadership Team as the Chief Technology, Strategy and Projects Officer, focusing on research and development, strategy, and projects.

“I welcome David and Kristian to the Leadership Team and wish Antti success in his new responsibilities”, says Seppo Voutlainen.

For further information, please contact:
Seppo Voutilainen, CEO, seppo.voutilainen(at), tel. +358 20 7130 800 (switchboard)

Terrafame enhances low-carbon mobility by delivering responsibly produced battery chemicals to the global battery industry. One of the world’s largest production lines for chemicals used in electric vehicle batteries is located on Terrafame’s industrial site. The plant is capable of producing nickel sulphate for around 1 million EVs per year. The carbon footprint of the nickel sulphate produced by Terrafame is among the smallest in the industry.

Terrafame’s integrated, unique and energy-efficient production process from the mine to battery chemicals is located on a single industrial site. It provides customers with a transparent, traceable and truly European battery chemical supply chain.

Terrafame Ltd was founded in 2015. Its net sales in 2023 were EUR 560.9 million. Around 1,900 people work on its industrial site, slightly over half of whom are employees of partner companies.