Ilkka Hämälä will be the new Chairman of Cepi, the Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry
Metsä Group press release 18 November 2021
Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, has been appointed the new Chairman of Cepi, the European Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry as of January 1, 2022. Hämälä's mandate will last for two years.
Cepi is an influential trade association which represents 500 companies in the forest and bio-based sector operating more than 890 pulp and paper mills across Europe and directly employing 180,000 people through 18 national associations. Cepi represents the forest industry in the various EU institutions with the aim of improving the competitiveness of the European forest industry.
“The European forest industry produces wood-based products for people’s daily lives. The strong forest industry contributes to the wellbeing of the entire continent. Our task is to ensure that the sustainability of the wood-based products and the forest industry, as well as the industry’s social significance are understood in EU decision-making, ”says Ilkka Hämälä.
For further information, please contact:
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541
Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by 100,000 forest owners.