HELSINKI, Feb. 26, 2015 (Press Release) -
Esa-Matti Puputti, (Lic.Sc. Tech) has been appointed Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence and a member of the Kemira Management Board, reporting to President and CEO Jari Rosendal. He will start in his new role during May 2015 and will be based in Helsinki, Finland.
Esa-Matti Puputti has a strong leadership track record from various global supply chain management roles, including manufacturing and production technology. He joins Kemira from the position of Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Sourcing, Fazer. Prior to that, he has worked in several positions in Nokia (1999-2012) and ABB (1992-1997).
"Kemira is targeting EUR 2.7 billion revenue with 15% EBITDA margin in 2017. In this new role, Esa-Matti will be leading Kemira's business process development with an aim to improve the way of working and the efficiency and agility of our end to end processes. He will be heading Kemira's global supply chain management, sourcing, product stewardship and regulatory affairs functions, as well as the Gdansk business service center. I am excited about the wealth of experience and drive Esa-Matti will bring to our team and I expect a strong contribution from him as we plan to take our operational capabilities to an even higher level to deliver our 2017 targets", said President and CEO Jari Rosendal.
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 had annual revenue of EUR 2.1 billion and around 4,250 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.