Miika Arola appointed Group General Counsel in Metsä Group
Metsä Group Press Release 8 February 2013
LLM Miika Arola (37) has been appointed Group General Counsel of Metsä Group as of 8 February 2013. In his new role, he will also be responsible for parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative’s and Metsä Fibre’s legal affairs as well as the Compliance function. Arola has worked in Metsä Group since 2003, latest as Senior Legal Counsel. He will report to Kari Jordan, President and CEO of Metsä Group.
Reeta Kaukiainen, SVP, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541, +358 50 522 0924
Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 125,000 Finnish forest owners.