Change in Huhtamaki’s Global Executive Team


Change in Huhtamaki’s Global Executive Team​

Leena Lie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki to pursue other career opportunities.​

“I want to thank Leena for her contribution to Huhtamaki and wish her all the success in her future endeavors” says Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki.​

Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety, will have an interim role as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications in addition to her current role, until a successor for the position has been appointed.​

The change is effective as of January 16, 2020.​

Following the aforementioned change, the members of the Global Executive Team are:​

Charles Héaulmé (chairman), President and CEO;
Clay Dunn, President, North America;
Olli Koponen, President, Flexible Packaging;
Eric Le Lay, President, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania and Fiber Packaging
Thomas Geust, Chief Financial Officer;
Marina Madanat, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development;
Sami Pauni, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General Counsel;
Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety and Marketing and Communications;​ and
Antti Valtokari, Executive Vice President, IT and Process Performance.

For further information, please contact:

Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety and Marketing and Communications​, tel. +358 10 686 7027

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Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. With our network of 81 manufacturing units and additional 24 sales only offices in altogether 35 countries, we’re well placed to support our customers’ growth wherever they operate. Mastering three distinctive packaging technologies, approximately 18,800 employees develop and make packaging that helps great products reach more people, more easily. In 2018, our net sales totaled EUR 3.1 billion. The Group has its head office in Espoo, Finland and the parent company Huhtamäki Oyj is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at