Jaakko Nikkilä appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Specialty Papers

27.06.2019 klo 16:15 Jaakko Nikkilä appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Specialty Papers

UPM-Kymmene Corporation      Changes board/management/auditors         27 June
2019 at 16:15 EET

Jaakko Nikkilä appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Specialty Papers

Jaakko Nikkilä has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM
Specialty Papers business area as of 1 July 2019. He will be based in Helsinki
reporting to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO.

Jaakko Nikkilä is currently Senior Vice President for UPM Specialty Papers
European and North American business unit. He has been in his current role since
2018. Before that he was responsible for UPM Specialty Papers sales in APAC
region, based in Shanghai for five years. He joined UPM in 1995.

Jaakko holds a Master's degree in Engineering and Industrial management from
Helsinki University of Technology and eMBA from Aalto University. He is 52 years
old and a Finnish citizen.

"Jaakko has a broad understanding of the entire value chain in the specialty
paper business. He has exceptionally strong experience in doing business in
Asia. I know him as a team player and a person who delivers. UPM Specialty
Papers is in an interesting phase with growth investments in Germany, China and
Finland proceeding well. I am confident that Jaakko's active input will bring
this growth step to a successful conclusion," says Pesonen.

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