Stock Exchange Release
September 27, 2013 at 11.45 am (CET+1)
The Nomination Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting of Kemira Oyj that the current President and CEO of Kemira Oyj, Wolfgang Büchele, be elected as a member of the Board of Directors. Wolfgang Büchele will leave his position as the President and CEO of Kemira Oyj on April 30, 2014.
Chairman of the Nomination Board Pekka Paasikivi: "Wolfgang Büchele has done excellent work as the President and CEO of Kemira. We are pleased that despite of leaving his current position, Wolfgang Büchele's strong experience and deep industrial knowledge is further available to Kemira through the membership in the Board of Directors. Büchele's membership in the Board of Directors will enable the continuity in the implementation of Kemira's strategy focusing on water quality and quantity management."
The Nomination Board will deliver to the Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj its proposals on the full composition of the Board of Directors and on the remuneration of the Board of Directors by February 1, 2014.
The Nomination Board consists of the following representatives: Pekka Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board of Oras Invest Oy as the Chairman of the Nomination Board; Kari Järvinen, Managing Director of Solidium Oy; Risto Murto, Executive Vice President, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Timo Ritakallio, Deputy CEO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company as members of the Nomination Board and Jukka Viinanen, Chairman of Kemira's Board of Directors as an expert member.
For more information, please contact
Pekka Paasikivi, Chairman of the Kemira Nomination Board
Tel. +358 50 501 0666
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2012, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.2 billion and around 4,900 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Link to the release