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Suominen appoints Petri Helsky as new president & CEO

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Dec '18
Courtesy: Suominen
Courtesy: Suominen
Suominen Corporation, a globally leading supplier of nonwovens for wipes, hygiene products and medical applications, has appointed Petri Helsky as the new president & chief executive officer of the company. Helsky was the CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation until September 2018, and will assume charge as the president & CEO of Suominen on January 7, 2019.

“Suominen has great growth opportunities ahead and the Board of Directors believes that Petri Helsky’s personal capabilities and fitting professional background make him an excellent choice to guide Suominen to profitable growth,” said Jan Johansson, chair of Board of Directors, in a press release.

“Suominen is a globally leading company in the nonwovens industry and I see lots of potential in the company. In the past few years, Suominen has built its capabilities decisively and expectations for success are high. This is an exciting challenge and I am very happy to join Suominen,” said Petri Helsky.

Helsky (born 1966) is Master of Science in Economics and in Engineering. Prior to working as the CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation, Helsky was the president of Pulp & Paper segment and president of the Asia-Pacific Region and member of Management Board in Kemira Oyj. He has extensive experience from international management positions. Petri Helsky is also member of Board of Directors of Exel Composites Plc.

Helsky’s appointment has come after the death of Pekka Ojanpää, who was to take charge as president & CEO of Suominen on December 1. (RKS)

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