Nov 5, 2018 at 3 pm (CET+1)
Kemira appoints Rasmus Valanko as Head of Corporate Responsibility
Rasmus Valanko has been appointed as Director, Corporate Responsibility at Kemira starting on February 1st, 2019.
Rasmus is currently the Director of Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In this role he is responsible for a wide portfolio of projects within WBCSD, strategic partnerships and cross-sector collaboration. Previously Rasmus has worked for Royal Dutch Shell in various roles including alternative energy strategy, climate policy,and manufacturing. He has also worked for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment in Finland, focusing on overseas development cooperation and multilateral environmental treaties.
“Sustainability is an integral part of Kemira’s business purpose and strategy, as we work to improve the resource efficiency of our customers in water intensive industries. Through our products and solutions our customers can improve their water, energy and raw material efficiency in their manufacturing processes, thus contributing to a low carbon economy. Rasmus will be a good addition to our team developing sustainability as a true competitive advantage for Kemira. We also want to extend a big thank you to Tuula Paajanen, who leaves the role in order to retire after a transition period,” says Jari Rosendal, Kemira’s President and CEO.
For more information, please contact:
Tero Huovinen, SVP, Communications
Tel. +358 10 862 1980
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.