Order of the Lion of Finland Awarded to Mr Varhama
Mr Timo Varhama received from Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, a prestigious medal of honor Knight, First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland today, on 95th Finnish Independence Day.
He joined Finnpap, the export arm of Finnish paper industry in 1972. Following 15 year selling Finnish paper across the world, he first came to Japan in 1987 to work as Executive Vice President of Nippon Finnpap, the predecessor of today’s UPM Japan. Since 1997 he has been President and General Manager of today's UPM Japan KK.
During the years he has contributed not only to the company’s business in Japan but to trade and friendly relations between Finland and Japan in general. He served as President of Finland Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Executive Board Member of European Business Council in Japan. He is also Vice Chairman of Finland Japan Culture and Friendship Association.