Mikko Antsalo has been appointed Metsä Fibre's Senior Vice President, Sales and Customership, and a member of Metsä Fibre's Management Team as of 1 March 2024.
He will report to CEO Ismo Nousiainen. Antsalo joins Metsä Fibre from Stora Enso, where he is currently working as SVP, Head of Paper Segment, Division Packaging Materials. Antsalo has a long experience in sales management positions in various forest industry companies.
Ari Harmaala, currently SVP, Sales & Customership at Metsä Fibre, will continue to work for the company as SVP, Sales and Marketing Development. He will continue to report to the CEO and continues as a member of the company's management team.
Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by more than 90,000 forest owners.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials.
In 2022 our sales totalled approximately EUR 3.1 billion, and we have around 1,600 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
Source: Metsä Fibre