Changes in the Management Team

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Metsä Tissue Corporation, part of Metsä Group, will renew its Management Team.

“Metsä Tissue will commence an operational review in order to improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business. At the same time, Metsä Tissue’s Management Team will be renewed and a process based management model will be introduced,” says Esa Kaikkonen, CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation. “The following appointments and changes will be made to support the efficient implementation of Metsä Tissue strategy and to accelerate the change.”

Management Team has been appointed as follows:

Riikka Joukio, M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Consumer products. Until now, Joukio has worked as SVP, Consumer Nordics and before that, SVP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Metsä Group. Joukio will also be responsible for sustainability at Metsä Tissue.

Jani Sillanpää, BSc, BA, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Away From Home business unit. Sillanpää has until now been responsible for Away From Home sales.

Mariusz Jedrzejewski, MBA, MSc. (Eng.), has been appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain. Jedrzejewski has until now been responsible for Baking & Cooking business unit.

Christoph Zeiler, MBA (Econ.), B. Tech, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business development. Zeiler has until now worked as SVP, Consumer Continental.

Metsä Tissue will unify its mill and technology operations, and a new position of Senior Vice President, Operations has been established in the Management Team. Appointment to this position will be announced on 19 December 2018. Guido Bröcker, SVP, Technology works as acting SVP, Operations until the new person starts.  

Jukka Oinonen, MA, M.Sc.(Soc. Sciences), continues as Senior Vice President, HR.

Juha Pilli-Sihvola, M.Sc. (Econ.), continues as Chief Financial Officer.

All the above mentioned appointments and changes are valid as of 13  December 2018.

All members of the Metsä Tissue Management Team report to CEO Esa Kaikkonen.

For more information:

Esa Kaikkonen, CEO Metsä Tissue, tel. +358 10 4654749

Metsä Tissue
With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.