Juha Laine has been appointed SVP, Communications of Metsa Group as of 4 May 2015. He reports to Metsa Group’s President and CEO Kari Jordan.
Laine has since 2002 had several positions at Metsa Board and its predecessor company. Metsa Board is a part of Metsä Group. His latest position at Metsä Board was VP, Investor Relations and Communications which he held since 2008.
Reeta Kaukiainen, Metsa Group’s former SVP, Communications since 2012, has decided to leave the company.
Metsa Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown northern wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fibre paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5 billion in 2014, and it employs approximately 10,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 122,000 Finnish forest owners.
For further information, please contact:
Juha Laine, SVP, Communications, tel. +358 10 465 4335