Appointments in Pulp Management and Technical Customer Service

Anssi Klinga

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Anssi Klinga is appointed Senior Vice President, Pulp Business, starting from 1 February 2015. Anssi Klinga joined UPM in 2012 to lead the turnaround of UPM Timber business which went through a major restructuring. He has wide global experience of business management and change leadership. Before joining UPM he held the position of CEO of Vaahto Group.

Jaakko Sarantola
Jaakko Sarantola, who has headed UPM’s Pulp Business since it started to operate as an individual business in 2009, has been appointed Senior Advisor to the UPM Biorefining Business Area focusing on the continued development of the growth strategy. The UPM Biorefining Business Area combines Pulp, Biofuels and Timber business with a joint supply chain of wood raw material.
Mats Backman 
Mats Backman
has been appointed UPM Pulp’s Director, Technical Customer Service starting from 1 March 2015. He has spent the past two years heading UPM’s Pulp Research and Development from Uruguay, and has previously held various technical and management positions in UPM.
Bengt Blomberg 
Bengt Blomberg
, who has been leading UPM Pulp Technical Customer Service for the past year besides his other duties, will from the same date concentrate fully on his role as UPM Pulp’s Sales Director, New Markets.