Jussi Pesonen elected President of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.
Presidents & Managing Directors

05 December 2013

Jussi Pesonen elected President of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

The Board of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation has elected Mr. Jussi Pesonen, the President and CEO of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, as its President for 2014. President and CEO Kari Jordan, Metsä Group and CEO Jouko Karvinen, Stora Enso Oyj were elected as deputy Presidents.
In addition to the chairmen, the following new members were elected to the Executive Committee: Managing Director Kalle Kantola, Haapajärven Ha-Sa Oy, Mill Director Martti Savelainen, Sappi Finland Operations Oy and CEO Tomi Yli-Kyyny, Vapo Oy. Managing Director Ville Kopra, Versowood Oy and Managing Director Sari Rämö, DS Smith Packaging Finland Oy will continue as members of the Executive Committee.“Decisions made here in Finland as well as in Europe have an impact on the competitiveness of the forest-based sector. Restoring of lost competitiveness must be highlighted as a priority. The wings of growth should not be clipped but the industry should be encouraged to operate and employ in Finland,” says Jussi Pesonen, the next President of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.
In addition, the following representatives of Finnish Forest Industries Federation member companies were elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2014:

- Managing Director Jussi Aine, Puustelli Group Oy
- Managing Director Risto Hovi, BillerudKorsnäs Finland Oy
- CEO Arto Huurinainen, Tornator Oyj
- President and CEO, Ilkka Hämälä, Metsä Fibre Oy
- CEO Lauri Junnila, Pankaboard Oy
- CEO Pekka Kauranen, Harvestia Oy
- CEO Juha Koukka, Savon Sellu Oy
- General Manager Juha Kuusisto,Veljet Kuusisto Oy
- Managing Director Heikki Merikoski, Oy SWM-Wood Ltd
- General Manager Heikki Mustaniemi SCA Tissue Finland Oy
- Executive Vice President Kari Nikkanen, Olavi Räsänen Oy
- Country Senior Executive Lauri Peltola, Stora Enso Oyj
- CEO Tapio Pitkänen, Omatalo Oy
- Managing Director Kyösti Pöyry, Paperinkeräys Oy
- Managing Director Timo Rautalahti, Mondi Lohja Oy
- Managing Director Tommi Ruha, Kuhmo Oy
- Chairman of the Board Pekka Sairanen, Puusepänteollisuus ry
- President Tuija Suur-Hamari, Kotkamills Oy
- Vice President Production Matti-Pekka Vanninen, Jujo Thermal Oy
- President, UPM Energy and Pulp Business Group Heikki Vappula, UPM-Kymmene Corporation
- CEO Jouko Virranniemi, Pölkky Oy.

For further information contact Mr Timo Jaatinen, Director General:

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Tel +358 9 132 6600
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E-mail: forest@forestindustries.fi