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Finland's Ahlstrom makes changes in executive management team

08 May '23
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  • Finland-headquartered Ahlstrom has announced that it has appointed Wouter Hut as a member of its executive management team, with effect from June 1.
  • Hut currently serves as the chief procurement officer at Ahlstrom and has been with the company since 2021.
  • In his new role, Hut will be responsible for leading the procurement operations of the company.
Wouter Hut, chief procurement officer, has been appointed as a member of Ahlstrom’s executive management team, effective from June 1, 2023. Wouter has been with Ahlstrom and in his current role as chief procurement officer since 2021.

“Hut plays a key role in ensuring our commercial success and advancing us on our journey to become a global leader in sustainable fiber-based specialty materials. He has proven his ability to lead significant transformation and contributes greatly to our operational excellence through his strong leadership of the Ahlstrom procurement team,” said Helen Mets, president and CEO of Ahlstrom.

Tarja Takko, EVP, People and Culture will leave Ahlstrom at the end of May to pursue new opportunities outside the company. A new CHRO will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I would like to personally thank Takko for her commitment, dedication and engagement during her years at Ahlstrom. Takko has played a strong leadership role in developing the culture and transforming Ahlstrom into the company we are today,” said Mets.

“I am happy and honoured to have had the opportunity to work with the incredible Ahlstrom team. This has been a very rewarding journey, and together we have achieved so much. Ahlstrom has a unique culture of which I am particularly proud. As I continue my journey, I have every confidence that this team will continue to drive the growth and success of Ahlstrom,” said Takko.

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