She joins Huhtamaki from Cargotec Corporation, where she is currently senior vice president, communications and investor relations and a member of the extended executive board. Prior to Cargotec, Leena Lie worked in various senior leadership positions in communications, marketing and corporate responsibility at Kemira, KONE and Nokia.
“We want to create a uniform, high-quality experience to our customers across the globe. Meaningful and efficient marketing and communications play a vital role in achieving this objective. Leena Lie will be a key driver in developing our marketing and communications operations into a critical business enabler at Huhtamaki. She brings a wealth of experience from different industries and has a solid track record of developing marketing and communications operations in global companies”, said Jukka Moisio, chief executive, Huhtamaki.
Katariina Hietaranta, currently Head of Group Communications and Investor relations, will in the future focus on investor relations and financial communications reporting to Leena Lie.
Following the appointment, the members of the Global Executive Team are:
Jukka Moisio (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer;
Thomas Geust, Chief Financial Officer;
Leena Lie, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications (latest as of Oct 1, 2018);
Sami Pauni, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General Counsel;
Teija Sarajärvi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources;
Petr Domin, Executive Vice President, Fiber Packaging;
Clay Dunn, Executive Vice President, North America;
Olli Koponen, Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging; and
Eric Le Lay, Executive Vice President, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania