"Antti-Pekka Kuusiluoma meets all the selection criteria. In his work, he has been able to strengthen the strategic role of security operations in supporting the business. After all, the S Group is a key benchmark for the sector. In addition to the duties intrinsic to his role, Kuusiluoma has always found time to influence the role of security outside his organization. Finland is a small country, and arguably one of our strengths in this sector is the exchange of knowledge and experience between colleagues," says Markku Rajamäki, Chief Policy Advisor at the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
“Our role as security professionals is to ensure that the personnel who deal with and work in the company feel as safe as possible. Situations that endanger security do not come as a complete surprise, and in exceptional situations, if and when they occur, it is safe to act because there is sufficient expertise,” emphasizes Antti-Pekka Kuusiluoma.
The selection criteria emphasize high performance in challenging management tasks, and having a comprehensive and strategic grasp of security. The winner must also demonstrate an active approach to security and strengthening its strategic position in their own organization and/or sector, and efforts to develop security expertise in Finland.
The jury consisted of Senior Program Manager Anna Maija Ahonen from Aalto PRO, Executive Director Joona Vuorenpää and Chairman Juha Härkönen of the Finnsecurity Association, and Markku Rajamäki, Chief Policy Advisor of the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
The video of the awards ceremony (in Finnish)
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