Mika Joukio appointed Metsä Board’s CEO

Metsä Board Corporation Stock Exchange Release 10 June 2014 at 16.40 pm EEST

Metsä Board Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA Mika Joukio (49) as the company’s new CEO. Joukio will start in the position on 1 December 2014 at the latest.

Joukio joins Metsä Board from Metsä Tissue Corporation, part of Metsä Group, where he has been the CEO since 2012. Prior to Metsä Tissue, Joukio worked as the head of Metsä Board’s paperboard business during 2006–2011. He has held various management positions in the company and its predecessors Metsä-Serla Corporation and M-real Corporation since 1990.

“Mika Joukio has strong earlier experience in Metsä Board and in paperboard as well as consumer product industries. He has a good track record of successful business management in Metsä Tissue. He has an excellent starting point to continuing profitable growth of Metsä Board”, says Kari Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Metsä Board’s current CEO Mikko Helander will move to another company on 1 December 2014 at the latest.

Mika Joukio’s essential work history can be found at www.metsaboard.com/investors/corporategovernance/CEOandothermanagement/corporatemanagementteam/Pages/Mika-Joukio.aspx.

Link to photos: http://databank.metsagroup.com/?cart=3196-jhjghdgkeg&l=FI



Further information:
Kari Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Call requests to Reeta Kaukiainen, tel. +358 10 465 4541


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Metsä Boardwww.metsaboard.com Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. We aim for completely fossil-free mills and raw materials by 2030. The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.