Edgar Sesemann has been in the retail business for over 35 years and has worked in various companies and positions. In 2008 Edgar began working at Rimi Estonia as Country Managing Director and in September of 2008 he moved to the position of CEO of Rimi Baltic. His responsibilities as CEO of Rimi Baltic include balancing owners, employees and customer expectations at Rimi Group. Rimi as an organisation is very dynamic and it is encourages that every employee puts forth and executes their good ideas.
In addition to his business experience, Edgar has obtained a business education and completed multiple international leadership programs.
Vaido Padumae has led a dynamic career path during his 16 years with the company, providing him with tremendous experience and knowledge about every level of operations at Rimi Baltic. Since January 2017, Vaido Padumae is a Country Managing Director of Rimi Estonia.
As a Central Sourcing Director, Vaido lead the Rimi Baltic Sourcing teams and took care of functions such as Quality & Corporate Responsibility and Business Intelligence. Working closely with the Category Management teams, Vaido also developed the Rimi assortment and buying processes at the Baltic level.
Vaido holds a Master's degree in public administration and EU studies from Academy Nord in Estonia.
Since October 2007, Valdis Turlais has been the Rimi Latvia Country Managing Director. He has more than ten years experience with various large international companies. Prior to this position he has been responsible for forming all three Rimi Latvia store formats: supermarkets, hypermarkets and Supernetto hard discount stores, where he has obtained a varied experience and has a good knowledge of the company’s structure and operational principles.
To Valdis, Rimi means the opportunity to build a fair and open business. Through both the parent company's experience and ingenuity and enthusiasm, Valdis and his team are working on developing the best stores in Latvia. This is a sector that Valdis is very interested in and it requires a creative approach.
Giedrius Bandzevičius is the Country Managing Director of Rimi Lithuania since October, 2017.
Maria Holmström has been Rimi Baltic’s CFO since August 2013, with over 30 years experience in the retail and industrial consumables businesses. Before joining Rimi, Maria had seven years experience in acquisitions, change management and establishing financial functions across all the Nordic countries, making her comfortable in environments where there are challenges and problems to be solved.
Maria holds a Master's of Science in Business and Economics from Uppsala University and Advanced Management Education from the Stockholm School of Economics. It's important to Maria that her team members continually develop their skills, are satisfied with their working conditions and are presented with challenges to facilitate growth.
Judit Campos is the Assortment and Buying Director since March 2017. Before joining Rimi Baltic, she has held various positions in category management, purchasing and private label development at leading European retailers. Judit is passionate about creating the best customer offer in the market and building a team that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for continuous growth. Judit Campos holds a degree from De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde.
Mečislavs Maculēvičs is the HR Director of Rimi Baltic as of May, 2018. Before joining Rimi, Mečislavs has had various leadership positions in HR area across Europe and the USA. He has had experience in strategic business partnership roles, including assignments as HR leader for P&G’s Lodz Manufacturing Campus and European Planning Services organization.
Mečislavs is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga where he obtained his B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration as well as Executive MBA degree. He is passionate about his work at Rimi Baltic, which he describes as a company with constant development, with a focus on developing relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and society as a whole.
Gustav Fernström joined Rimi Baltic as Marketing and Business Development Director in February 2018. Before joining Rimi he worked as Group Strategy Manager in Rimi’s parent company ICA Gruppen for three years, responsible for mergers and acquisitions and strategic projects across the group. The Marketing and Business Development team is spread across all three countries and drives the continuous development of Rimi’s business and customer offering.
Prior to joining ICA Gruppen, Gustav worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm. He holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Lund University of Technology and UC Berkeley.
As of January 2019 Pārsla and her team are responsible for corporate identity development and communications within Rimi and with other stakeholders. Earlier, under her leadership in HR area, Rimi has launched a new Employer Brand platform and initiated various projects to improve its efficiency and to make Rimi a great place to work.
Pārsla holds an Executive MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and has an extensive senior leadership experience. Her particular strengths include transformation management and strategic planning. She is inspired by freedom of choice, sustainable solutions and seeing other people grow.
Dainis Bērziņš has been Rimi Baltic’s IT Director since June 2016. He has been leading IT service organisations, both internal teams and as a service provider, for more than 20 years. His particular areas of expertise are Lean and Agile development that are key to creating efficient and effective organisations. Dainis holds an MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business. He brings with him extensive international experience from a range of industries. Even though technology plays an ever more important role, Dainis believes that it is the team members that are the key to a successful IT organisation.