Kim Poulsen appointed UPM’s Group Executive Team member

Stock Exchange Release 2.4.2013 10:15 EEST

UPM-Kymmene Corporation   Stock Exchange Release       2 April 2013        at 10:15 EET

Kim Poulsen has been appointed Executive Vice President and Group Executive Team member responsible for Paper Business Asia Pacific as of 1 July and global Corporate Relations as of 2 May 2013.

Poulsen will be based in Shanghai and reports to Jyrki Ovaska, President, Paper Business Group, in paper business related matters and to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, in Corporate Relations. Pertti Salminen who has been responsible for Paper Business Asia Pacific will support the transfer of duties in China and retire as planned in September 2013.

Kim has been working as Senior Vice President, UPM Plywood, since 2011.

Mika Sillanpää has been appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Plywood as of 2 May 2013. He will be based in Lahti and reports to Jussi Vanhanen, President, Engineered Materials. Mika is currently working as Vice President, Sourcing for UPM Engineered Materials.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Pirkko Harrela
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications

UPM, Corporate Communications
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The pictures of appointed are available in UPM’s image gallery.


UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 22,000 people and it has production plants in 17 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company –