Effective 11 January 2023, MSc., Maj. Gen. (Eng. Ret.) Kari Renko has been appointed as a member of the Patria Group Management Team as Executive Vice President, Strategic Programs. In this position, he reports to Patria’s President and CEO Esa Rautalinko.
Renko retired from the position as the Logistics Chief of the Finnish defence forces at the end of June 2022. He had had a career covering various positions in the Finnish defence forces, in particular in the Finnish Air Force, both in Finland and in the US. In addition to the Finnish defence forces’ Logistics Command, Kari Renko held management positions at the Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Headquarters and Karelia Air Command, and served as Deputy Defence Attaché in Washington D.C. Kari Renko has a Master of Science in aeronautical engineering.