UPM Appoints Kim Poulsen to Group Executive Team

Kim Poulsen

April 2, 2013 - UPM announced that Kim Poulsen has been appointed Executive Vice President and Group Executive Team member responsible for Paper Business Asia Pacific as of July 1 and global Corporate Relations as of May 2, 2013.

Poulsen will be based in Shanghai and reports to Jyrki Ovaska, President, Paper Business Group, in paper business related matters and to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, in Corporate Relations.

Pertti Salminen, who has been responsible for Paper Business Asia Pacific, will retire as planned in September 2013.

Poulsen has been working as Senior Vice President, UPM Plywood, since 2011.

Mika Sillanpää

In a related move, Mika Sillanpää has been appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Plywood, effective May 2. He will be based in Lahti and reports to Jussi Vanhanen, President, Engineered Materials.

Sillanpää is currently working as Vice President, Sourcing for UPM Engineered Materials.