Jaana Korhola has decided to step down from her position as the Managing Director of Compass Group Finland, after leading the company successfully for 13 years. The last two years were affected by Compass business integration and Covid-19. Hannu Rahnasto has been appointed the new Managing Director from October 25th, 2021 onwards. Hannu Rahnasto has been with the company for several years and until recently he has been in the position of Director of Operations.

“With his background from Industry since 2013 and his great achievements in Strategic development, Sales & Retention and Operations, I’m certain that we have the best MD to rebuild Finland and bring the country to the next level. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my immense gratitude to Jaana for her contributions to the business”, states Kathinka Friis-Møller, Managing Director of Compass Group Nordics.

Compass Group Finland is the leading food and support services provider in Finland, and member of the global Compass family.

“Our Finnish organisation has decades of experience and a history of various phases. These 18 months of storm slamming the industry have now passed and there is now again a new phase and future full of possibilities ahead of us. We want to bring our company to a new level in regard to both personnel and customer experience, but also in terms of sustainability. We will build this journey with our clients and stakeholders. In this work we are firmly founded upon our wonderful legacy, and now we also enjoy the support of our international Compass network and colleagues”, says Hannu Rahnasto.

Receding MD Jaana Korhola has had a remarkable career in the food service industry supporting the wellbeing of Finns, and she has acted as the company’s MD since 2008. Jaana will continue working as a senior advisor in the company for the following six months in order to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

“It has been an honour to have a meaningful career in the everyday life of Finns in their different stages of life. I have witnessed the development of Finnish food culture from canteens to restaurants, and towards a more plant-based and healthier direction. Most of all, I am grateful to our personnel and I also wish to express my thanks to our clients. A great company is heading towards a new stage after the Covid-19 and I wish the best of luck”, states Jaana Korhola.


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Compass Group Finland
Compass Group is Finland’s leading food and support service provider. Our service brands include Amica, Food & Co, and Tastory. Food is our passion and we operate across Finland in approximately 500 locations, together with our 3 000 people. We are a member of the international Compass Group family, which operates in 55 000 client locations in 45 different countries and employs worldwide more than 600 000 people. We operate in various societal sectors, such as business & industry, healthcare & seniors, education, sports & leisure, and defence, offshore & remote. Compass Group has three sustainability priorities: Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Game Changers, and Better for the World. All of the priorities are founded upon our Safety First culture.