Mr. Matti Hietanen is CEO of Finnish Minerals Group and vice chairman of the board of Terrafame Oy. Finnish Minerals Group manages Finnish Government’s holdings in mining sector, develops effective EV battery value chain and practices strategic R&D projects. It is the parent company of Terrafame Oy that produces nickel, zinc and cobalt in its multi metal mine and metals production plant in Sotkamo. Terrafame will commence the production of nickel and cobalt sulfate for EVB value chain in the near future. Mr. Hietanen is also vice chairman of the board of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Oy which is one of the leading research and technology organizations in Europe. Prior to his career in metals and mining Mr. Hietanen worked as a civil servant in the ministry of economic affairs as well as in other ministries.