Ahlstrom Names Sakari Ahdekivi as New CFO

Sakari Ahdekivi

Dec. 30, 2013 - Ahlstrom announced that Sakari Ahdekivi, 50, M.Sc (Econ.) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the company's Executive Management Team. He will join Ahlstrom on February 1, 2014.

Prior to Ahlstrom, Mr. Ahdekivi was Managing Director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. He has also held CFO positions at Tamro, YIT, and Huhtamäki, and various financial controlling positions at ABB.

"Sakari Ahdekivi has a broad experience from many international companies operating in different industries, and I am pleased that he will join us," said Jan Lång, President & CEO, Ahlstrom.

"At this point, let me also express my warmest thanks for the great contribution Seppo Parvi has made to the execution of the major transformation at Ahlstrom during the last years," Lang added.

Ahlstrom's current CFO Seppo Parvi, also EVP, Food and Medical Business Area, will leave Ahlstrom at the end of January 2014.

Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company. Its products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. For more information visit: www.ahlstrom.com

SOURCE: Ahlstrom