Kemira's paper segment president Petri Helsky to assume second role as president of Asia Pacific region

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Kemira's paper segment president Petri Helsky to assume second role as president of Asia Pacific region

January 14, 2015 - 18:45
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HELSINKI, Dec 16, 2014 (Press Release) - President of Kemira's Paper segment Petri Helsky, M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.), will assume a second role as the President of the Asia Pacific Region as of January 1, 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, EMBA, is appointed President, China as of January 1, 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. He is based in Shanghai.

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 July 8, 2014 and is expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2015.