HELSINKI (CelebrityAccess) – Live Nation Finland has appointed Tomi Saarinen as its new chief executive officer, the company has announced.
Saarinen, who is based out of Live Nation’s Helsinki office, was formerly marking director of Sony Music Finland and has also worked at Finnish radio stations YleX and NJR. He succeeds outgoing CEO Nina Castrén, who is stepping down for health reasons.
Of his appointment, Saarinen said: “It’s great to be part of a top team that has recently performed spectacularly with Muse and Metallica, as well as several other gigs over the Finnish summer. We will continue to produce high-quality, memorable events and develop our artist roster. We want to be the best partner for artists, and enable them to develop to their full potential, while providing Finns with ever-more exciting experiences. I thank Live Nation for this great opportunity.”
Castrén added: “I leave Tom with a strong, stable and successful market leader. […] I am proud of the company, and I believe Tom will continue to increase its success with his input.”
Risto Juvonen, Live Nation Finland ‘s chairman said: “The company is very grateful to Nina for her contribution, both as CEO over the last nine years and over her 20-year career. Her legacy provides Tom with a solid foundation from which to develop Live Nation’s market leadership.”