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Mikko Helander to be Kesko's new managing director

Staff writer |
Katajanokka, Helsinki - May 29, 2014, Katajanokka, Helsinki - Kesko Corporation, a retailing conglomerate, has appointed Mikko Helander as Kesko Corporation's managing director and Kesko Group's president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2015.

Mr. Helander will join Kesko as Kesko Corporation's Deputy Managing Director and Member of the Group Management Board on 1 December 2014 at the latest and he will be Kesko Group's President and CEO starting from 1 January 2015.

Mr. Helander has acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Metsä Board Corporation and as a Member of the Executive Management Teamof Metsä Group since 2006 and before that as the Chief Executive Officer of Metsä Tissue Corporation as well as in various management positions at the Valmet and Metso Groups.

He has been a Board Member at Metsä Fibre Oy since 2008 and at the German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP) since 2013. Earlier Helander has been the Vice Chairman of the Board at Myllykoski Paper Oy in 2007-2012 and a Board Member at the Finnish Forest Industries Federation in 2007-2011.


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