Eija Pitkänen to join Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Board of Directors

Metsä Group press release 27 October 2022
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At a meeting held on 27 October 2022, the Supervisory Board of Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Eija Pitkänen as a new member of the cooperative's Board of Directors as of 1 January 2023.

Pitkänen has extensive international experience in corporate responsibility matters. She currently works at Telia Finland Oy as Sustainability, Ethics & Compliance and Risk Officer. Previously, she has worked, for example, as Stora Enso Oyj's SVP, Sustainability. 

Jussi Linnaranta and Mikko Mäkimattila were elected to continue as members of the Board of Directors.

Timo Saukkonen, who has been a Board member since 2007, will leave the Board of Directors at the end of 2022.

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For further information, please contact:
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners. 

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