Metsä Group appoints Jari Forss as SVP, Human Resources for Metsä Fibre

Metsä Group Press Release 24 November 2014

LL.M. Jari Forss (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Metsä Fibre as of 12 January 2015. He will join Metsä Group from the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, where he has been working as Labour Market Director.

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Further information:
Anneli Karhula, SVP, Human Resources, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4174

Metsä 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, consumer packaging paperboard, 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 4.9 billion in 2013, and it employs approximately 11,000 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 123,000 Finnish forest owners.

Metsä Fibre is a world-leading producer of softwood pulp, whose main brand is Botnia. Our main products – sustainably and cost-efficiently produced bleached softwood and birch pulps – are specially developed for the production of high-quality tissue and printing papers, speciality products and board. Metsä Fibre has four pulp mills in Finland. Our sales in 2013 totalled approximately EUR 1.3 billion, and we employ some 900 people. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.

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Metsä Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.