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Spinnova appoints Lasse Holopainen as General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors

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Sustainable textile material company Spinnova has appointed Lasse Holopainen as General Counsel and Board Secretary, to support the next phase of the company's expansion.

Spinnova has appointed Master of Laws Mr Lasse Holopainen, 40, as its General Counsel and Board Secretary as of 19 November 2021.

As General Counsel, Lasse will be responsible for all legal matters of the company and advise senior management on legal and compliance related topics. As Board Secretary, he will also support and advise Spinnova's Board of Directors and its committees in their work.

Lasse joins Spinnova from Nokia Corporation, where he has held roles monetizing Nokia's intellectual property assets as well as in the legal department supporting Nokia's global operations. Lasse Holopainen has also previously headed the legal function of Tuxera Inc, prior to which he advised clients in M&A and corporate law at Roschier Attorneys Ltd. 

- I am delighted to welcome Lasse to Spinnova. Spinnova has now reached the scale at which an in-house general counsel is needed to support its future growth. With his extensive experience, Lasse is a strong addition to the team, comments Ben Selby, CFO of Spinnova.

This fall, Spinnova has been recruiting actively to its commercial, R&D and corporate functions teams to support the company’s growth and scaling. 

Ben Selby
Chief Financial Officer
Spinnova Plc
+358 50 305 8077

Spinnova – Sustainable textile materials, naturally

Spinnova transforms the way textiles are manufactured globally. Based in Finland, Spinnova has developed breakthrough technology for making textile fibre out of wood or waste, such as leather, textile or food waste, without harmful chemicals.

The patented SPINNOVA® fibre creates zero waste and side streams or microplastics, and its CO2 emissions and water use are minimal. SPINNOVA® materials are quickly biodegradable and circular. Spinnova is committed to using only sustainable raw materials such as FSC certified wood and waste.

Spinnova has received awards from e.g. the Fast Company, ISPO, Scandinavian Outdoor, ANDAM, Monocle and Marie Claire UK.

Spinnova’s shares (SPINN) are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki First North Growth Market.

SPINNOVA® home: www.spinnova.com
Corporate & IR site: www.spinnovagroup.com