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Anu Ahola to join Peikko Group’s Board of Directors

Peikko Group, a leading global supplier of concrete connections, composite structures and wind energy applications, has appointed Anu Ahola of UPM as a new non-executive member of the Board of Directors. The new member was elected by the Annual General Meeting of Peikko Group, and her term started on the 1st of March 2020.

Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, is currently heading News & Retail Business Unit at UPM - the Biofore Company. UPM is a global leading pulp, biofuels, paper and energy company headquartered in Finland with a turnover exceeding EUR 10 billion. Ahola’s current responsibilities at UPM cover about 3,000 employees and a turnover exceeding EUR 1.5 billion. Prior to UPM she gained solid experience from positions at Nokia and Pöyry Corporation (currently AFT).

Jussi Vanhanen, CEO of Vexve Armatury Group, continues as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The other Board members continue as before: Morten la Cour Ørnstrand-Soborg, Managing Director of Knauf Denmark, Kasper Guldager Jensen, Senior Partner of an architect office 3XN, Philipp Jost, Head of Construction at Sika Group, Elmar Paananen, CEO of Troll Capital Oy, and Paul Rehn, Founder and President of Strusoft AB.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Anu Ahola to join our team, to further guide Peikko’s interesting growth journey in the coming years. Her solid industrial experience will be highly beneficial when Peikko is developing its operations. Peikko’s objective is to reach a turnover of EUR 300 million by 2022,” comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email topi.paananen@peikko.com

Jussi Vanhanen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Peikko Group Corporation
Mobile: +358 40 567 2458, email jussi.vanhanen@vexvearmatury.com

Peikko Group in brief: Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in eleven countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 230 million in 2019. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 1,800 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.