Alma Media has appointed Vesa-Pekka Kirsi as senior vice president and head of its Alma Markets division, which houses the company’s classifieds businesses.

Kirsi (LinkedIn profile) will take up his position from September. He will also join Alma Media Group’s executive team.

Kirsi has been working in various business management positions at Fonecta since 2011. Most recently, he served as business unit director of Fonecta’s b-to-b business unit. He previously worked for Tanla Solutions, Openbit Ltd. and Nokia.

The businesses included in the Alma Markets division are recruitment sites,,, CV Online,,,,, and The segment also includes real estate sites and; the travel portal; and the automotive verticals and services, Autosofta,, WebSales, and WebRent. Nettikoti and Talosofta, which provide ERP systems in new construction and renovation, are also reported in this unit, along with real estate agency system Kivi and Urakkamaailma — a marketplace for renovation and construction work.

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