Pekka Kuusniemi appointed as CEO of Raisio Plc

Pekka Kuusniemi

Raisio plc’s Board of Directors has appointed Pekka Kuusniemi, M.Sc.(Econ.), as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Kuusniemi will begin as Raisio plc’s President and CEO at the beginning of November 2017. He transfers to Raisio from the position of President and CEO of the Oras Group

Matti Perkonoja, Chairman of Raisio’s Board of Directors says, “Pekka Kuusniemi brings with him substantial leadership experience of an international group and of consumer product sales and marketing. His key task at Raisio will be to promote profitable growth in line with the Group's strategy in Finland and abroad.”  

“Raisio is a valued brand house with a lot of growth potential. My strong international experience in business and brand development is a good foundation for leading Raisio’s growth story,” says Pekka Kuusniemi.

Jarmo Puputti, who has served as interim CEO since January 2017, will continue in this position until Kuusniemi begins as President and CEO. “Jarmo Puputti has done a remarkable job in leading the Raisio Group over the last few months. He has, for example, determinedly managed the process of Raisio’s strategic renewal, and I would like to thank him for his contributions", says Matti Perkonoja, Chairman of the Board.  

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