Published on 22.03.2024 at 08.00

Seppo Voutilainen appointed as Terrafame’s CEO

Terrafame Ltd’s Board of Directors has appointed M.Sc. (Eng.) Seppo Voutilainen (52) as Terrafame Ltd’s CEO. Voutilainen has acted as Terrafame’s interim CEO since January 2024.

Voutilainen has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical and mining industries, both in Finland and internationally. He has been a member of Terrafame’s Management Team and the company’s Chief Production Officer since 2020. Voutilainen has previously served as Development Director of European Operations and Assistant General Manager at Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd in 2012–2020, General Manager of Agnico Eagle’s Kittilä Mine in 2010–2011, and Production Manager of Mining Operations at Kemira GrowHow in 2004–2010.

“Terrafame’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce Seppo Voutilainen’s appointment as the company’s new CEO. The key factors contributing to the selection of Voutilainen were his diverse experience in various management positions as well as strong track record in productional and international operations.

Terrafame has one of the world’s largest battery chemicals plants, and an essential part of our strategy is to strengthen Terrafame’s leading role as a partner for the global battery industry. Voutilainen has an extremely strong background for taking Terrafame to this next development phase. He has made productive contributions to Terrafame’s development and success during his time in the company,” states Lauri Ratia, Chairman of Terrafame Ltd’s Board of Directors.  

For further information, please contact:
Lauri Ratia, Terrafame Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Directors, tel. +358 50 2922, ratia(at)

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 car batteries is located on Terrafame’s industrial site. The plant is capable of producing nickel sulphate for around 1 million electric cars 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.