Ilkka Hämälä of Metsä Group elected Chairman of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation for 2018

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The Board of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation has elected Ilkka Hämälä, the future President and CEO of Metsä Group, as its Chairman. The Federation’s annual autumn meeting took place in Helsinki today. The autumn meeting also elected the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2018.

“The Finnish Forest Industries Federation celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. The usage of forests has had a significant role in building well-being in Finland, and also in the future the forest industry will remain a key pillar of the Finnish economy. It is with great pleasure that I accept the position of Chairman,” says the Finnish Forest Industries Federation’s future Chairman Ilkka Hämälä.

 

The Finnish Forest Industries Federation’s autumn meeting on 14 November 2017 elected the following board members for 2018:

Managing Director Petri Aaltonen, Paperinkeräys Oy
Managing Director Jussi Aine, Puustelli Group Oy
CEO Sampo Antti, Corenso United Oy Ltd
Executive Vice President, Head of Stora Enso Paper Division Kati ter Horst, Stora Enso Paper
President and CEO (as of 1 April 2018) Ilkka Hämälä, Metsä Group
CEO Markku Hämäläinen, Kotkamills Oy
Chairman of the Board Lauri Junnila, Pankaboard Oy
Executive Vice President, Strategy Esa Kaikkonen, Metsä Group
Managing Director Kalle Kantola, Haapajärven Ha-Sa Oy
CEO Pekka Kauranen, Harvestia Oy
CEO Ville Kopra, Versowood Oy
Managing Director Karri Koskela, DS Smith Packaging Finland Oy
CEO Juha Koukka, Powerflute Oy
General Manager Juha Kuusisto, Veljet Kuusisto Oy
Managing Director Erkka Lumme, Puusepänteollisuus ry
Managing Director Heikki Merikoski, Oy SWM-Wood Ltd
Mill Director Heikki Mustaniemi, Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab
Mill Manager Pertti Mäkelä, Jujo Thermal Oy
Managing Director Frej Nygård, BillerudKorsnäs Finland Oy
Managing Director Kari Ollila, Adara Pakkaus Oy
Chief Financial Officer Seppo Parvi, Stora Enso Oyj
President and CEO Jussi Pesonen, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
Managing Director Tommi Ruha, Kuhmo Oy
Executive Managing Director Ilkka Saarinen, Tervakoski Oy
Mill Director Martti Savelainen, Sappi Finland Operations Oy
CEO Sixten Sunabacka, Tornator Oyj
CEO Vesa Tempakka, Vapo Oy
Executive Vice President, Biorefining Heikki Vappula, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
Managing Director Jouko Virranniemi, Pölkky Oy
Managing Director Sakari Wallin, Suomen Kuitulevy Oy

Chairmen and Executive Committee for 2018

Chairman

President and CEO Ilkka Hämälä, Metsä Group

Vice Chairmen

Chief Financial Officer Seppo Parvi, Stora Enso Oyj
President and CEO Jussi Pesonen, UPM-Kymmene Oyj

Members

Managing Director Kalle Kantola, Haapajärven Ha-Sa Oy
Managing Director Ville Kopra, Versowood Oy Managing Director
Karri Koskela, DS Smith Packaging Finland Oy
Mill Director Martti Savelainen, Sappi Finland Operations Oy

For more information, please contact: Timo Jaatinen, Director General, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 9 132 6600

Additional information

Timo Jaatinen

Director General

+358 9132 6600