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Katariina Kemppainen Appointed Metsa Group’s SVP, Group R&D

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Metsä Group continues to accelerate its investments into research and development. A new Group R&D function was set up in summer of 2021 and the consequent build-up phase has integrated the function well into the larger Metsä Group entity.

Katariina Kemppainen - Metsa Group
Katariina Kemppainen

The role of the group-level research and development activities will be further strengthened in the future. This enables us to meet the goals set by our owners, customers and society even better than before. Katariina Kemppainen, the person in charge of the function, has been appointed SVP, Group R&D, as of 1 January, 2023. She will continue to report to the CEO of Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, Niklas von Weymarn.

About Metsa Group

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 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners.


Juha Laine – Senior Vice President Communications – +358 10 465 4541

Source: Metsaliitto Cooperative