Kari Kilpinen to join Altia Executive Management Team

Director of Altia Finland Kari Kilpinen (MBA, Bachelor of Hospitality Management) has been nominated to the Altia Executive Management Team as SVP, Regional Commercial Finland. Kilpinen will report to CEO Pekka Tennilä.

In his time at Altia, Kari Kilpinen has excelled in different marketing and sales roles. With vision and persistence, Kilpinen has developed the operations of Altia’s Finnish organisation to be more brand centric and customer oriented. Altia Finland is the market leader in Finland in its field.

Altia Finland’s biggest own brands are Koskenkorva, Leijona Viina, Jaloviina and the Chill-Out range of wines. In addition, Altia Finland has an extensive portfolio of well-known brands such as Fresita, Nederburg, Jack Daniels and Tarapaca.

At the same time, Executive Management Team member Janne Halttunen (M.Sc. Business Administration) has been nominated SVP, Regional Commercial Sweden. In his previous position as SVP, Partner Brands and Export, his achievements include the initiation of Koskenkorva Vodka exports to the USA.

For interviews and further information, please contact: 

Petra Gräsbeck, Communications Director, tel. +358 40 767 0867, petra.grasbeck@altiagroup.com 

Kari Kilpinen, SVP, Regional Commercial Finland, tel. +358 40 507 0060, kari.kilpinen@altiagroup.com 

Janne Halttunen, SVP, Regional Commercial Sweden, tel. +358 40 187 4407, janne.halttunen@altiagroup.com 

Altia is a leading wine and spirits company offering quality brands in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Altia produces, markets, sells, imports and exports alcoholic beverages. Sustainability is a crucial business factor for Altia. We want to enhance a modern, responsible Nordic drinking culture. Our own brands include Blossa, Chill Out, Koskenkorva, Larsen, Renault, O.P. Anderson, Valhalla and Xanté. Further information: www.altiagroup.com

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Altia is a leading Nordic alcoholic beverage company operating in the wines and spirits markets in the Nordic countries, Estonia and Latvia. Altia produces, imports, markets, sells and distributes both own and partner brand beverages. The Company also has production in Cognac, France. Further, Altia exports alcoholic beverages to approximately 30 countries, most of which are in Europe, Asia and North America. Altia’s own core brands are Koskenkorva, Chill Out, Blossa, Larsen, O.P. Anderson, Renault, Xanté and Valhalla. Altia’s net sales in 2017 were EUR 359.0 million and the Company employs about 700 professionals. Altia wants to enhance a modern, responsible Nordic drinking culture. www.altiagroup.com.

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