Severn Executive Team

Perttu Louhiluoto

Chief Executive Officer

Perttu has paved his way as a dynamic leader in the valve industry, with over 30 years of international executive and leadership experience, he has a strong legacy of leading successful high growth industrial companies.

His expertise in flow control products and end user plant services, combined with his skills in overseeing and implementing international growth strategies, is critical to Severn as we continue to solidify our position as a global force in the severe service flow control market.

Together with Perttu’s leadership and Severn’s engineering excellence, we will achieve our global growth ambitions and expand our reach, product offering and customer proposition.

Karen Ann Josephides

Chief People Officer

An experienced and commercially astute Chief People Officer, with a track record of success in formulating and delivering diverse people strategies across UK and global operations. Karen Ann has significant executive HR experience leading on culture and people strategy. As Chief People Officer for Severn Group, heading up the People function, Karen Ann supports the global operation and delivering the private equity backed value creation growth strategy.

Karen Ann has a flair for employee engagement, ESG, and learning and development initiatives having delivered a considerable number of interventions supporting the recruitment, retention, and development of talent.

Akhil Chokra

Chief Financial Officer

Akhil joins Severn Group as an experienced and commercially driven CFO with a demonstrated track record of profitable growth, margin expansion and cash flow improvement. Akhil has extensive finance experience, working in International and Global roles of increasing responsibility in various industries including Software, Service, and Manufacturing.

As Group CFO, Akhil’s areas of expertise such as leadership, change management, transitions, mergers and acquisitions, finance planning, cash management and people management will help further strengthen and expand Severn Group’s reach in the global energy and valve market.

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