Kemira’s new President & CEO Antti Salminen starts

Antti Salminen.

Kemira’s Board of Directors appointed Antti Salminen as the new President & CEO in December. Antti Salminen starts his new role today February 12, 2024. Petri Castrén has been the Interim President & CEO since August 2023 after Kemira’s long time President & CEO Jari Rosendal unexpectedly passed away in late July. Petri Castrén will continue as Kemira’s CFO.

Antti Salminen has had several prior leadership positions in Kemira, latest as President, Pulp & Paper segment and before that President, Industry & Water segment. He has been a member of Kemira’s Management Board since 2011. He has a PhD in engineering.

“Today is my first day as the CEO of Kemira, a big step for me personally and a beginning of a new chapter also for Kemira. It is an honor to lead this great company and a challenge that I take on humbly but also boldly. Steering a company is a team effort. Our strength lies in our team’s collective expertise and commitment to Kemira’s bright future. I’m really looking forward to building that future together with our employees, our customers and other stakeholders. Our focus in 2024 is clear: we will take Kemira’s sustainability transformation and profitable growth to the next level.”

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