Elisa Markula leaves the position as Managing Director of the Paulig Coffee Division

After eight years as Managing Director of the Coffee Division and member of the Paulig Group Management team Elisa Markula has decided to leave Paulig Group to take up the position as President and CEO of Tikkurila Group.

During Elisa Markula’s leadership the Coffee Division has strengthened its position in all its geographical markets. The Paulig brand has developed to become one of the most valued consumer food and beverage brands in Finland, Russia and the Baltics. The division employs close to 600 persons and in 2016 the net sales of the division were 344 million euros.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Elisa for her contribution to the success of Paulig. Especially I would like to mention her huge engagement in the sustainable development of the whole coffee value chain, which has had a huge impact on the direction of the company. I wish her the best of success in her new challenges,” says Tina Andersson, acting President and CEO of Paulig Group.

"My years working for Paulig have been incredible in the light of learning, performing together and building a culture based on strong values. Most of all I will remember and miss all the colleagues. Paulig will always have a special place in my heart. And I will with great interest follow how the Coffee Division will continue to work for the bright future of coffee", Elisa Markula says.

Elisa Markula’s last working day at Paulig will be May 9th 2018. The process to appoint a successor for her will be started as soon as possible.


Anita Laxén, Communications Director, Paulig Group, +358 40 7700 873

About Paulig Group
Paulig is a family-owned, international enterprise in the food industry that is noted for its high-quality brands and services. The company’s key divisions are Coffee, World Foods & Flavouring, Snack Food and Naturally Healthy Food. Our brands are Paulig, Santa Maria, Risenta, Gold&Green and Poco Loco. Paulig has 1,900 employees in 13 countries and its net sales were EUR 917 million in 2016. 

Paulig Group’s Coffee division is the market leader in Finland and the Baltic countries and in Russia it is the second-biggest supplier of roasted coffee. Paulig supplies its products and services to the retail trade, the HoReCa sector and workplaces through the Paulig Professional business unit. In Finland, Paulig's best-known brand products include Juhla Mokka, Presidentti, Paulig Brazil and Paulig Mundo as well as the coffee beverage Paulig Frezza and the drinking chocolate beverage Paulig Tazza. The most popular products on the Russian and Baltic markets are the Presidentti and Paulig Classic coffees and Paulig espresso products. The most recent addition to the coffee product family is Mode Cold Brew coffee that is sold in the Finnish, Swedish and Baltic markets. The company's coffee roasteries are located in Vuosaari in Helsinki, in Porvoo in Finland and in Tver in Russia. The Vuosaari roastery produces some 100 million packages of coffee or roughly 45 million kilos of coffee per year.