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UPM Strengthens Its Labor Market Resourcing with Two Appointments

Jyrki Hollmén Jyrki Hollmén

Oct. 21, 2020 - UPM announced that it will establish a new labor markets team which will start its activities in the beginning of December. The background to the decision is the announcement of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation to discontinue the collective bargaining in the Finnish labor markets at the end of the ongoing agreement period.

UPM aims to strengthen the company’s own capabilities in labor market matters and company specific bargaining with the following appointments:

Jyrki Hollmén, LL.M., has been appointed Vice President, Labor Markets, as of 1 December 2020. He will report to Riitta Savonlahti, Executive Vice President, HR and will be a member of UPM HR Management Team. Hollmén's current position is Director, Labor Markets in Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

Mikko Lehtonen Mikko Lehtonen

Mikko Lehtonen, LL.M., is appointed Legal Counsel, Labor Markets, as of 16 November 2020. He will report to Jyrki Hollmén. Lehtonen is currently working as a Manager, Collective Bargaining in Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

Both men will be based in Biofore House in Helsinki, Finland.

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