President of Kemira's Paper segment Petri Helsky, M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.), will assume a second role as the President of the Asia Pacific Region as of January 1, 2015. Petri Helsky continues to be a member of the Kemira Management Board and reports to President and CEO Jari Rosendal in these roles. He is based in Hong Kong.
Joe Chan, EMBA, is appointed President, China as of January 1, 2015. In his new role, Joe Chan continues to drive profitable growth in the Chinese market. Joe will report to Petri Helsky, President of Paper Segment and APAC Region. He is based in Shanghai.
These changes in Kemira's management are made to support the announced preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's paper chemical business, which will double Kemira's Paper business in Asia Pacific. The intended transaction was announced in July 8, 2014 and is expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2015.
For more information, please contact
Leena Lie, SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
+358 10 862 1153
Tero Huovinen, VP, Investor Relations
Tel. +358 10 862 1980