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New position established in the Tikkurila Management Team – Anders Rotkirch appointed SVP, Transformation and ICT

Tikkurila Oyj
Stock Exchange Release
October 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (CET+1)


New position established in the Tikkurila Management Team – Anders Rotkirch appointed SVP, Transformation and ICT

Anders Rotkirch (born 1980, M.Sc.Tech.) has been appointed Senior Vice President, Transformation and ICT, and a member of Tikkurila Management Team as of January 7, 2019, at the latestThe position is new, and the responsibility areas include leading the strategic transformation programs and digitalization as well as further development of processes, management system and organizational model to ensure competitive operations. Tikkurila Project Management Office and ICT organizations will report to Rotkirch.

Rotkirch joins Tikkurila from Paulig, a Northern European coffee and food company. Rotkirch has worked at Paulig since 2011, previously as Finance Director at Paulig’s Coffee division (2015-2018) and as Group Business Controller (2013-2015) and Business Controller (2011-2013) at Paulig Group. During 2007-2011, Rotkirch worked as consultant at Ernst & Young Advisory Services.

Tikkurila Management Team members and responsibility areas as of January 7, 2019:

  •  Elisa Markula, CEO
  •  Melisa Bärholm, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  •  Jukka Havia, CFO
  •  Fredrik Linde, Senior Vice President, Operations
  •  Petri Miettinen, Senior Vice President, Sourcing
  •  Anders Rotkirch, Senior Vice President, Transformation and ICT
  •  Meri Vainikka, Senior Vice President, Offering
  •  Senior Vice President, Sales, to be appointed later  

“Tikkurila is going through an extensive transformation and efficiency program. Our goal is to grow profitably in the future. In order to succeed, we must continuously develop our competencies and common ways of working so that our resources are utilized optimally across countries and functions, and to ensure that we benefit from Group-wide initiatives,” says CEO Elisa Markula. “I am excited to have Anders join our team. He is experienced in management reporting, leadership of strategy and business processes, and business intelligence development”.

Photo of Anders Rotkirch is attached to this release.

Tikkurila Oyj

Elisa Markula, CEO

For further information, please contact:

Elisa Markula, CEO, mobile +358 50 596 0978,  

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Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers with quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in around ten countries and our 3,000 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2017, our revenue totaled EUR 582 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Nordic quality from start to finish since 1862.