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Epiroc divisional President Sami Niiranen to leave

November 9, 2023 16:25 CET

Stockholm, Sweden: Sami Niiranen, President of Epiroc’s Underground division, will leave Epiroc for a position outside the Group. Sami Niiranen will end his employment latest in May 2024. 

Sami Niiranen

I want to thank Sami already now for his many years of outstanding service,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “He has played a key role in making Epiroc a successful company, and is a valued member of Group Management. We wish him all the best in his new role.”


Sami Niiranen, born 1972, has held several management positions in the Group since he joined in 2004, including heading up the company’s business in Ghana and Finland. In 2018, he was appointed to his current position as President of the global Underground division, and he has been a member of Epiroc’s Group Management since 2020. 


It has been a fantastic journey during these almost 20 years at first Atlas Copco and then Epiroc,” says Sami Niiranen. “I want to thank all my valued colleagues as well as customers and other stakeholders.” 


The recruitment of a successor to the role of Underground divisional President will be initiated soon. Sami Niiranen will help to ensure an orderly transition.

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Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and construction customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 18 100 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at

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