HELSINKI, Finland, April 30 -- Stora Enso today announced that Elisabet Salander Bjorklund, 44, has been appointed Executive Vice President and head of Wood Supply Europe. Ms Salander Bjorklund is currently Director, Raw Material and Fibre Products, in Stora Enso Timber. She will join Stora Enso's Management Group and report to Arno Pelkonen, head of the Forest Products Product Area. Elisabet Salander Bjorklund joined the Group in 1995, and is currently a member of Stora Enso Timber's Management Team. She will be based in Stockholm.
The new Wood Supply Europe organisation, which is part of the Forest Products Product Area, will bring together all the Group's wood procurement units in Europe currently operating in Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Baltic States and Continental Europe.
Jarmo Alm, 49, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business Area Newsprint and Book Papers in Stora Enso Publication Paper Division. The following units of the division will be reporting to him: Anjala, Hylte, Kvarnsveden, Langerbrugge, Sachsen, Summa, and Varkaus. Mr Alm is currently Senior Vice President, Uncoated Magazine Paper and Pulp and a member of the Stora Enso Magazine Paper management team. He was employed by the Group in 1979-87, and rejoined in 1991. He is based in Dusseldorf and reports to Bernd Rettig, Senior Executive Vice President, Stora Enso Publication Paper.
Per-Olof Wedin, 47, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business Area Uncoated Magazine Paper and Pulp, Stora Enso Publication Paper Division. The following units of the division will be reporting to him: Kemijarvi, Maxau, Norrsundet, and Reisholz. Mr Wedin joined the Group in 1998 and is currently Senior Vice President, Stora Enso Transport and Distribution. He will be based in Dusseldorf and report to Bernd Rettig, Senior Executive Vice President, Stora Enso Publication Paper.
Stora Enso Publication Paper Division is part of the Paper Product Area.
Ulf Eliasson, 40, has been appointed Mill Manager, Skoghall Mill. He will be responsible for managing operations at the Skoghall and Forshaga mills, and report to Niilo Poyhonen, Executive Vice President, Consumer Boards. Mr Eliasson joined the Group in 1987 and is currently Production Manager, Board Production at Skoghall.
The Consumer Boards Business Unit is part of the Packaging Product Area.
All the above appointments will be effective as of 1 May 2003.
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