New members for the Metsä-Botnia Board of Directors working group
Two new members have been appointed to the Metsä-Botnia Board of Directors
working group. They are Jussi Pesonen, Senior Executive Vice President and COO
of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, and Aarre Metsävirta, Executive Vice President,
The other members of the working group are Jouko Jaakkola, President of M-real
Corporation, and Heikki Sara, Senior Vice President, UPM-Kymmene Corporation,
both of whom are members of the company's Board of Directors. The working group
also comprises Metsä-Botnia's Managing Director Erkki Varis and Jukka
Forsström, who is Secretary to the working group. The function of the working
group is to prepare matters for consideration by the Board of Directors.
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.