Katariina Saelan appointed Metsä Group’s SVP, Communications

Metsä Group Press release 27 March 2023
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Katariina Saelan has been appointed Metsä Group's SVP, Communications as of 1 May 2023. She has worked at Metsä Group in various positions since 1997. She moves to her new role from the position of director of Metsä Group communications’ Group identity and marketing team. Saelan is a member of Metsä Group's group service management team and reports to the President and CEO Ilkka Hämälä.

Juha Laine, who has been in charge of Metsä Group's communications since 2015, has as of 1 May 2023 been appointed SVP, Marketing and Communications and a member of the management team of Metsä Forest, who is responsible for Metsä Group's wood sourcing and forest services. In his new role, Laine reports to EVP, Metsä Forest, Juha Jumppanen.



Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541

Katariina Saelan, Director, Communications, tel. +358 40 829 9455

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 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in around 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by over 90,000 forest owners. 

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