Kemira appoints Tomas Biström as director, corporate responsibility from Sept. 1

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Kemira appoints Tomas Biström as director, corporate responsibility from Sept. 1

August 16, 2015 - 19:00
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HELSINKI, Aug. 14, 2015 (Press Release) -Tomas Biström (Master of Science, Economics) has been appointed Director, Corporate Responsibility at Kemira starting 1 September, 2015. He has previously been responsible for Kemira's Compensation and Benefit globally, including the successful implementation of Kemira's performance management process.

"Tomas takes up this position from Riikka Timonen, who has chosen to pursue a new career path within one of Kemira's business segments. Kemira aims to excel in internal leadership development and succession planning programs, so that individuals have the opportunity to grow and develop new skills inside Kemira. Riikka has played a significant role in improving our sustainability performance, monitoring and reporting. I am confident that going forward, Tomas will bring new valuable insights into this work, which is never finished," says Tero Huovinen, SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

"Sustainable value creation is an integral part of Kemira's strategy and business: we help our customers improve their water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our stakeholders expect high sustainability performance from us, both in our own operations as well as throughout the value chain. We continue to improve our business processes to meet these growing expectations, also focusing on sustainability aspects in our new product development," says Jari Rosendal, Kemira's President and CEO.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira's annual revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.