Valio allocating resources in line with strategy

Valio’s management resources are being reallocated to respond to current market conditions and take up the challenges of future growth. Mr Mika Koskinen has been appointed to the Valio Group Executive Board as of 3rd September 2012, and will be responsible for Growth Markets and Ingredients Sales.

Executive Vice President Mika Koskinen will continue as Managing Director of Valio’s Russian subsidiary, with responsibility for sales and distribution in Russia and the CIS countries, as well as for Valio’s Moscow distribution terminal and processed cheese plant.

Mr Koskinen will also be responsible for Valio’s China subsidiary, Valio Ingredients Sales, and Valio Group package development. Senior Vice President Veli-Matti Riitamaa will continue to head up Ingredients Sales.

Susanna Takkunen appointed Vice President, Marketing

Ms Susanna Takkunen has been appointed Vice President, Marketing as of 3rd September 2012. She joins Valio from her position as Marketing Director Northern Europe at L’Oreal SA’s Paris head office.

Susanna will be responsible for Valio Group marketing communications, the Valio house brand, media contracts, digital marketing, sponsorship, and marketing efficiency measurement.

Cheese, Butter and Powders (CBP)

Ms Emma Aer has been appointed Senior Vice President of the Cheese and Butter business units, moving from her post at Valio as Senior Vice President, Marketing responsible for cheese, butter and ingredients.