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Changes in Atria Plc's management team

21.4.2011 08:00
Changes in Atria Plc's management team

The compilation and management model of Atria Plc's management group will be simplified and thus, preconditions for results-driven management are ensured. Resources will be focused increasingly on geographical business areas.

Mr Juha Ruohola, MSc (Agriculture and Forestry), is appointed Group Vice President & Deputy CEO of Atria Plc. Mr Ruohola will be responsible for the company’s strategic development, purchasing and investments. In addition, he is responsible for Atria Russia's meat operations and primary production. Mr Ruohola joined Atria Group in 1997. He has acted as General Manager of Lithells Ab in Sweden and as Executive Vice President of the Atria Russia business area since 2006.

Mr Tomas Back, MSc (Econ.) is appointed Executive Vice President, Atria Scandinavia business area, and General Manager of Atria Scandinavia AB.  Mr Back has acted as Atria Plc's CFO since 2007 and in addition, as Executive Vice President, Atria Baltic, since 2010.

Mr Jarmo Lindholm, MSc (Econ.), is appointed Executive Vice President of the Atria Russia business area and General Manager of 000 Pit Product and 000 MPZ Campomos. Mr Lindholm joined Atria in 2002. He has acted as Commercial Director of Atria Finland and as Group Vice President of Atria Plc responsible for marketing, product development and product group management.

Mr Rauno Väisänen is appointed Executive Vice President of the Atria Baltic business area. Mr Väisänen has acted as General Manager of Atria Estonia AS since the beginning of 2010 and will continue in this position. He has been employed by Atria Finland since 1985 in various production management positions.

Mr Heikki Kyntäjä, BSc. (Econ.), is appointed CFO of Atria Plc. Mr Kyntäjä has acted as Finance Director of Atria Finland since 2009 and previously, held a financial management position at ABB Oy.

After these changes, Atria Plc's management group will consist of
- Mr Juha Gröhn, CEO
- Mr Juha Ruohola, Deputy CEO and Group Vice President, Strategic Development, Atria Plc
- Mr Mika Ala-Fossi, Executive Vice President, Atria Finland
- Mr Tomas Back, Executive Vice President, Atria Scandinavia
- Mr Jarmo Lindholm, Executive Vice President, Atria Russia
- Mr Rauno Väisänen, Executive Vice President, Atria Baltic
- Mr Heikki Kyntäjä, CFO
- Ms Kirsi Matero, Group Vice President, Human Resources

The members of the management group report to Juha Gröhn, CEO, Atria Plc. The above changes will come into force on 1 May 2011.

For more information, please contact Mr Juha Gröhn, CEO, tel. +358 400 684 224.

ATRIA PLC
Juha Gröhn
CEO


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