Hannu Hakkarainen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marva Group, is a board professional with extensive experience in various business activities. At Marva Group, Hakkarainen's mission is to keep an eye on the horizon and to see where the company is going. The long cooperation in the family business has created a great deal of trust between the owner family and Hakkarainen. The future of the company looks bright for the chairman.
Hannu Hakkarainen sees the situation and outlook of Marva Group as positive for the future, as he thinks that the Group can do things proactively.
– The skills of the organization and management look good. For example, changes in the media sector have been met proactively and we have responded to the challenge by developing our own operations. The aim is to invest more and more in digital media in the future. Marva Group focuses on core business and the media space management in Rauma.
The goal of Satatuote is to grow and develop into an increasingly well-known player.
Satatuote has focused on long-term profitable growth. Competence has been developed purposefully and investments have created strong market knowledge in demanding markets. Satatuote has the desire to evolve and not remain stationary. We have dared to change and develop new solutions to better meet the needs of our customers today, and we will continue to do so in the future, Hakkarainen promises.
Changes have brought opportunities
Although Satatuote is an international business, Marva Group is a clearly owned and managed Rauma family company.
– As an employer, the Group is strongly Rauma-based. Satatuote’s workforce and expertise is local. Although we are a traditional player in Rauma, the customer base is international and, as a result, is widespread elsewhere, says Hakkarainen.
– On the media side, digitalization and technology have brought many changes, but also new opportunities. Mobile usage has shaped activity so that we are no longer just locally known, but readers can follow us wherever they are.
The family business has a long horizon
A native of Rauma, Hakkarainen has been involved with the Marva Group since 1993. He first began his career with Satatuote by helping the management of the company in a demanding situation, and through this he moved to the boards of other companies. According to Hakkarainen, the Marva Group is a well-run family business.
Commitment to the business is really strong. The Marva Group is growing together and building a profitable business and future together with its customers.
Hakkarainen himself has a strong career in business development. At Marva Group, he brings his professional skills to board and business.
– External factors on the boards of a family business bring with them a broader discussion and knowledge of business in various sectors. Being on the board of a family business makes sense because the horizon is long: the business can be developed on a long-term basis without having to sell the business after five years, says Hakkarainen