Eva Reenpää appointed as Managing Director of Otava Publishing Company Ltd


Eva Reenpää (MSc. (Econ.)) has been appointed as Managing Director of Otava Publishing Company Ltd effective 1 January 2023. Eva Reenpää has served as the Publishing Director of Otava’s non-fiction since 2016. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Otava Ltd and as the chair of the Board of the Otava Book Foundation.

Pasi Vainio, who has successfully led Otava for 13 years, will continue to serve as Managing Director until 31 December 2022, after which he will stay on to support the new Managing Director and business operations until the end of 2023.

“Eva Reenpää has both robust expertise in Otava’s business and a people-oriented leadership style. Eva has excellent knowledge of authors, personnel and the entire industry,” says Otava Group CEO Alexander Lindholm.

“As a Finnish book publisher, Otava has promoted literature and learning for over 130 years. I’m committed and excited to continue the great work of my predecessors with Otava’s experts and brilliant authors,” says Eva Reenpää.

“I’ve fulfilled my dream of working in publishing for over 26 years, half of that time as a Managing Director. I’m happy and grateful that during this time Otava has grown into the largest publishing house in Finland. After next year, I’ll be able to focus on my second dream when I’ll start working as a bookseller in Ruovesi,” says Pasi Vainio.

Antti Karlqvist (M.Sc. (Econ.)) has been appointed to head up Otava’s supply chain effective 1 October 2022. Ville Rauvola (M.A.) has been appointed as Publishing Director of Otava’s non-fiction effective 1 January 2023.

“I’d like to wish Eva, Antti and Ville success in their new positions and thank Pasi for his excellent work at the helm of Otava,” says Alexander Lindholm.

For more information, please contact:

Alexander Lindholm +358 (0)40 8330126 alexander.lindholm@otava.fi

Eva Reenpää +358 (0)50 364 9702  eva.reenpaa@otava.fi