Spinnova: New CEO


Lotta Kopra (Source: Spinnova)
Lotta Kopra (Source: Spinnova)

Lotta Kopra has resigned from her operative role as the Chief Product Officer and Management Team member of Spinnova Oy, Jyväskylä/Finland. She will continue to support the management and the growth of the company in the role of an Advisor to the company. 
Kim Poulsen has been appointed as new CEO of Spinnova. He will assume his duties on August 1, 2022. At the same time, the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Spinnova's co-founder and current CEO Janne Poranen as the Chair of the Board of Directors and current Chair Harri Sundvik as as the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors as of August 1, 2022. In his role as Executive Chair, Poranen will focus on long-term value creation and continue to actively engage in key strategic initiatives and support relationships with the Company’s strategic partners. As the Deputy Chair, Sundvik will focus on supporting long-term strategy formulation and engagement with the capital markets.

Kim Poulsen’s most recent executive leadership position was President of the Pulp & Paper segment and member of the Group Executive Management Team at Kemira Plc. He has a strong forest and materials industry background combined with years of international leadership experience with Kemira in the US and in China. Prior to serving Kemira, Kim was a member of the Executive Board of UPM Plc and based in China  and in a senior leadership position at UPM Wood. Prior to UPM, Kim worked for Metsä Group from 1996 to 2010.

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