Nokian Tyres appoints Bahri Kurter to Senior Vice President, Central Europe

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release May 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. 

Mr. Bahri Kurter (Master of Arts, Economics) has been appointed Nokian Tyres’ new Senior Vice President, Central Europe. He will take up the position in July 2019 at the latest. Kurter joins Nokian Tyres from the position of General Manager at Groupe SEB Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), which represents consumer brands like Krups, Tefal and Moulinex. Previously Kurter has served in various leadership positions in Puma, Nike and Procter & Gamble. Kurter will be a member of Nokian Tyres management team and report to the President and CEO Hille Korhonen.

– Bahri Kurter has an extensive background from the Central European market. His familiarity with the consumer goods and retail business in Europe as well as sales management will be a major asset to us as we are aiming at growing our sales by 50% in Central Europe, says Hille Korhonen, President & CEO of Nokian Tyres.

Bahri Kurter’s photo and CV are available at www.nokiantyres.com/company/investors/corporate-governance/the-groups-management-team/ 

Nokian Tyres plc 

Päivi Antola
SVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Further information:
Hille Korhonen, President & CEO
tel. +358 10 401 7733 

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Oy, media and www.nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tires for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tires. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specializing in vehicle maintenance and tire services. In 2018, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,800 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: www.nokiantyres.com  

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Nokian Tyres develops and manufactures premium tires for people who value safety and sustainability. Inspired by our Scandinavian heritage, we craft innovative products for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery that give you peace of mind in all driving conditions. Our Vianor chain provides tire and car services. In 2019, the company’s net sales were EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,700 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: www.nokiantyres.com

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