Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 30, 2013 at 10.00 EET
Sakari Ahdekivi, 50, M.Sc (Econ.) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Management Team at Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company. He will join Ahlstrom on February 1, 2014.
Prior to Ahlstrom, Mr. Ahdekivi was Managing Director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. He has also held CFO positions at Tamro, YIT, and Huhtamäki, and various financial controlling positions at ABB.
"Sakari Ahdekivi has a broad experience from many international companies operating in different industries, and I am pleased that he will join us. At this point, let me also express my warmest thanks for the great contribution Seppo Parvi has made to the execution of the major transformation at Ahlstrom during the last years," said Jan Lång, President & CEO, Ahlstrom.
Current CFO Seppo Parvi, also EVP, Food and Medical Business Area, will leave Ahlstrom at the end of January 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Financial Communications & Investor Relations
Tel. +358 10 888 4731
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.