The Board of Directors of Atria Plc has appointed Mr Juha Gröhn, MSc (Food Science), the new President and CEO of Atria Plc. Mr Gröhn starts in his new position immediately.
Juha Grön (born 1963) has previously acted as Managing Director of Atria Scandinavia AB and Deputy CEO of Atria Plc. He is also responsible for Atria Group’s meat raw material procurement. Mr Gröhn has had a long career at Atria: before the Managing Directorship of Atria Scandinavia, he worked in various managerial positions at Atria Finland and Atria Baltic. He has been a member of Atria Group’s management team since 1993.
“Juha Gröhn has strong experience in the meat sector. He started his career at Lihapolar Oy in 1990 and has worked at Atria Plc since then. He is familiar with the meat sector and knows the challenges of primary production and industry. Throughout his career, he has worked in close cooperation with businesses in the consumer goods retail trade in Finland, Estonia and Sweden. Juha is known for his open and straightforward management style, and I am convinced that, under his leadership, Atria will have everything it needs to succeed in the highly competitive food industry," says Martti Selin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atria Plc.
For the time being, the duties of Managing Director of Atria Scandinavia AB will be performed by Björn Widegren, CFO.
For further information, please contact: Martti Selin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atria Plc, tel. +358 50 343 4389.
Juha Gröhn, President and CEO, Atria Plc, tel. +358 400 684224.
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Press conference: Representatives of the media will have an opportunity to interview Juha Gröhn and Martti Selin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, on Friday 18 March 2011 from 13.30 pm to 3 pm at Atria Plc’s Seinäjoki office at Itikanmäenkatu 3, Seinäjoki. Enquiries: Hanne Kortesoja, Communications Manager, tel. +358 400 638 839.
Juha Gröhn’s CV
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