Jussi Pesonen appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO)UPM-Kymmene Streamlines Organisation

The Paper Industry of UPM-Kymmene Corporation will be integrated into one profit
responsible business area. This includes newsprint, magazine, fine and speciality papers
and chemical pulp industry.

Mr. Jussi Pesonen, M.Sc. (Eng.), aged 40, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) with responsibility for this new Paper Industry business area, and Executive Vice President together with Mr. Martin Granholm.

Mr. Pesonen has been Vice President of Newsprint Product Group within Publication Papers division. Earlier he has been working in various positions in Shotton, Kaukas, Kajaani and Jämsänkoski paper mills.

Other main business areas, wood products and converting units, will continue operating as divisions of the Group.

The more detailed definitions of the organisation and responsibilities will take place in connection with the Haindl integration during this autumn. The new organisation will start operation after the closure of the Haindl deal.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
28 September, 2001

Picture of Jussi Pesonen can be found here.