Finnpulp Oy condensed

Finnpulp is a special purpose company solely founded to manage the investment of a new world class softwood pulp mill in Finland. The company was registered in May 2013 after a group of experienced forest business directors came to the conclusion that a new modern greenfield pulp mill in Finland would be a good business idea. Prior to Finnpulp, the founding members and current management have been working at top levels in pulp and related businesses and together occupy vast international knowledge in marketing, sourcing, mill projects, mill operations, pulping science, financing, banking, general management and board experience.

Finnpulp's owners are the founder group in current management and beside that Grizzly Hills Capital Oy, MTK ry and Hengan International.

Martti Fredrikson

Finnpulp responsibilities: CEO

2000–2010 Forchem Oy, President and CEO, founding member of the company,
1996–2000 Arizona Chemical Oy (International Paper), Managing Director, Sales & Marketing (Europe), Supply Chain (Europe)
1994–1996 Forchem (Veitsiluoto/StoraEnso), Director Sales & Marketing
1990–1994 UPM (United Paper Mills), Vice President of Chemicals Division,
1986–1990 UPM Chemicals (Germany), Sales Manager,
1980–1986 UPM Chemicals plant Valke, Production Manager,
1977–1980 Metsä group äänekoski, Pulp Mill Process Engineer

Education: Helsinki University of Technology, M.Sc. Chemical Engineering / Pulp & Paper technology

Timo Piilonen

Finnpulp responsibilities: Director: permitting, mill design, mill construction, utilities, project and site contracts and agreements

2010–2013 Gunns, Project Director of pulp mill project in Tasmania
2009–2010 Metsä-Botnia, Executive Vice President Business Development
2004–2008 Metsä-Botnia, Senior Vice President, leading the pulp mill project in Fray Bentos, Uruguay,
2001–2004 Metsä-Botnia, Senior Vice President, Business Development
1997–2001 Metsä-Rauma, CEO
1993–1997 Metsä-Rauma, Project Director of pulp mill project in Rauma, Finland,
1989–1993 Enso-Gutzeit (StoraEnso), Imatra Mills, Project and Production Director,
1979–1989 Metsä-Botnia, several positions in production and project organisation

Education: Helsinki University of Technology , M.Sc. Chemical Engineering / P&P technology

Jyrki Yrjö-Koskinen

Finnpulp responsibilities: Board member, sales organization build up and commercial issues

1994–2011 Metsä Botnia, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
1990–1994 Finncell, Member of Finncell Management group
1986–1994 Finncell Srl, Italy, Managing Director
1982–1986 Finncell Far East, Singapore, Vice President
1980–1982 Embassy of Finland, Beijing, China, Commercial Secretary

Education: B.Sc. (Econ.)

Niilo Pellonmaa

Finnpulp responsibilities: Chairman of the Board

Board experience: Kemira (chemicals), Pohjolan Voima (power), Masa-Yards (ship- building), Uponor (construction), Salora (electronics) etc.

1996–1998 Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj, CEO, listing of the company at the Helsinki Stock Exchange
1990–1995 Veitsiluoto Oy, CEO
1977–1990 Union Bank of Finland (current Nordea), Member of the Executive Board
1966–1977 Enso-Gutzeit (StoraEnso), CFO and other positions in Finance

Education: Helsinki School of Economics, B.Sc.