Tapio Korpeinen elected the new Chairman of the FFIF
Tapio Korpeinen, who is the CFO of UPM-Kymmene Oyj and the Executive Vice President of the UPM Energy business area, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. The President and CEO of Metsä Group Ilkka Hämälä and President and CEO of Stora Enso Hans Sohlström were appointed Vice Chairmen.
Finnish Forest Industries Federation has elected Tapio Korpeinen as its new Chairman. Tapio Korpeinen is the CFO of UPM-Kymmene Oyj and the Executive Vice President of the UPM Energy business area.
Korpeinen emphasised the important role of the forest industry in ensuring well-being in Finland through business cycles.
“Through the best and worst of times, the forest sector has served as an essential cornerstone of the Finnish economy. The value chains of the sector are in Finland, the industry has solutions to global challenges and by ensuring its long-term competitiveness, we can also create a solid foundation for the future”, Korpeinen stated.
At the autumn meeting, it was also decided that the Finnish Forest Industries Federation Board shall have 23 members in 2024. The new members of the Board are the Executive Managing Director of Tervakoski Oy Christopher Diesen, Interim CEO of Pankaboard Oyj Pasi Piiparinen, President and CEO of Stora Enso Oyj Hans Sohlström and CEO of Pölkky Oy Jari Suominen.
The chairpersons for the year 2024 will be the Chairman Tapio Korpeinen and Vice Chairmen Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, and Hans Sohlström, President and CEO of Stora Enso Oyj.