Ari Kiviranta, SVP, Technology and a member of the Corporate Management Team, has decided to leave his position at Metsä Board and retire. Kiviranta will continue in his position until 31 October 2023. Kiviranta's responsibilities will be transferred to Harri Pihlajaniemi, currently SVP, Production and a member of the Corporate Management Team. Pihlajaniemi will take up the position of SVP, Production and Technology as of 1 November 2023. Pihlajaniemi will continue to be a member of Metsä Board's Corporate Management Team and will report to CEO Mika Joukio.
Metsä Board's CEO Mika Joukio: "On behalf of the entire Management Team, I would like to warmly thank Ari for his long-term commitment and contribution to the company. He has been strongly involved in developing Metsä Board's competitiveness, leading the company towards fossil-free production and world-class resource and production efficiency. I wish Ari all the best in his new phase of life."
After the changes, Metsä Board's Corporate Management Team consists of Mika Joukio, CEO; Henri Sederholm, CFO; Markku Leskelä, SVP, Development; Jussi Noponen, SVP, Sales and Supply Chain; Harri Pihlajaniemi, SVP, Production and Technology and Camilla Wikström, SVP, HR.
METSÄ BOARD CORPORATION