Life at Kemira

Ready to create a better every day? Join us.

At Kemira, you’ll find a workplace that stimulates growth and collaboration, where you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. Our goal is to help you accelerate your career while creating a more sustainable future.

Purpose-driven culture with growth mindset

Values & culture

Kemira was founded more than 100 years ago in Finland, a place where equality and integrity are part of the cultural DNA. Even though our company has grown into a global organization, these Kemira values have made a lasting imprint on us. Here, everyone has a voice. We are a flat organization where trust and respect for one another run deep.

Kemira is also a place where people are encouraged to develop and grow ─ on the job and within the company. With thousands of scientists, engineers and other professionals a culture of learning and experimenting comes naturally. Our curiosity about the world around us, and commitment to finding solutions inspires us to do better every day.

For many of us, achieving our personal best means having flexibility and trust. Kemira offers a hybrid work model that gives many people the opportunity to work some time remotely and some time at the office for a more balanced lifestyle.

Chemistry with a purpose. Better every day.

Kemira’s purpose illustrates the importance of chemistry in our everyday life and relates strongly also to sustainability. Our results-oriented and collaborative culture inspires and empowers our people to solve societal challenges and make a positive impact. We call it better every day.


Sustainability is a journey that requires strong leadership. That’s why we have leadership principles to guide us:

Focus on Growth
We anticipate the future needs of our customers and our business, embracing a growth mindset to develop sustainable and profitable long-term solutions.

Collaborate to Succeed
We collaborate as one across regions, segments, functions and with our customers and other partners to achieve our purpose.

Deliver Value
We deliver value by living our purpose ‘Chemistry with a purpose. Better every day’ to best serve our customers and society.

Diversity & Inclusion

When you join Kemira, you become part of 5,000 team with 62 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued. Here, you can be your authentic self. Together, we are creating an even more inclusive culture with support at every level of the company, including our Board.

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Meet our people

At Kemira, every individual has the power to drive change. Meet some of our experts shaping a brighter future.

Jesper Berner.
Meet our expertWaterDigital services

Without expertise, digital solutions don’t solve anything

When it comes to smart digital solutions, Jesper Berner, Manager of Advanced Water Treatment at Kemira, compliments switched-on plant operators who expect suppliers to propose new solutions to boost cost effectiveness and efficiency.
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Mari Zabihian sitting in a meeting room
Meet our expertPulp & paperDigital services

Data – the new pair of eyes for the papermaking process

Mari Zabihian, Director, Global Digital Services at Kemira, discusses the change in the papermill working culture when algorithms and people join forces and start learning from each other.
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Auli Salakka.
Meet our expertInnovation

Keeping you safe, now and in the future

Auli Salakka, Director, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, has spent her entire career in the chemicals industry, including 15 years at Kemira. She and her global team ensure the safety and compliance of Kemira products, with a careful eye on the future to anticipate any upcoming legislation or sustainability challenges.
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Karoliina Markkula.
Meet our expertPulp & paperPackaging

The “Doctor” for paper machines

In extreme cases, microbes can completely overrun paper and board machines. Luckily that doesn’t happen when Karoliina Markkula, Biocide Business Development Manager at Kemira, and her team are on the job to prevent it.
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Ronald van Rossum.
Meet our expertWaterDigital services

A sludge dewatering pro with a solution approach

Ronald van Rossum is an expert in sludge dewatering applications. He’s driven by solving the challenges we face in the water cycle, improving sustainability and efficiency.
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Marko Kolari
Meet our expertInnovation

Growing innovation at Kemira

Since joining Kemira in 2004, Dr. Marko Kolari has shown sustained high technical performance, strong project and commercial delivery and is a recognized expert not only within Kemira but also with our customers globally. He has held a leading scientist role within the product line for 15 years and been a people manager for 8 years.
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Unlock your potential and shape the future with Kemira. Explore our open positions and apply today!

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