Kemira announces changes in management

Kemira announces changes in management

5:04 AM, 17th December 2014
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HELSINKI, FINLAND: President of Kemira’s Paper segment Petri Helsky will assume a second role as the President of the Asia Pacific Region as of 1 January 2015. Petri Helsky continues to be a member of the Kemira Management Board and reports to President and CEO Jari Rosendal in these roles. He is based in Hong Kong.

Joe Chan is appointed President, China as of 1 January 2015. In his new role, Joe Chan continues to drive profitable growth in the Chinese market. Joe will report to Petri Helsky, President of Paper Segment and APAC Region.

These changes in Kemira’s management are made to support the announced preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s paper chemical business, which will double Kemira’s paper business in Asia Pacific. The intended transaction was announced in 8 July 2014 and is expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2015.

 

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