Metso Elects Matti Kahkonen as Next President/CEO
Aug. 26, 2010 - Metso has elected Matti Kahkonen, M.Sc. in Engineering, as president and chief executive officer of Metso Corporation and Metso Group. Kahkonen will start in his new position on March 1, 2011.
Kahkonen succeeds Jorma Eloranta, who will continue in his position until March 1, 2011.
Kahkonen, 54, is currently president of Metso’s Mining and Construction Technology segment and will continue in this position until assuming the duties of CEO of Metso.
Kahkonen's career with Metso runs many years. He has held various management positions in the automation as well as the mining and construction technology businesses, and he has been a member of the Metso Executive Team since 2001.