The Board of Directors of Fiskars, a manufacturer of consumer products, has appointed Nathalie Ahlström, M.Sc. (Eng.), As the company's CEO.
He will take up his position in January 2021 at the latest and will resign from the Fiskars Board at the same time. Ahlström has been a member of Fiskars' Board of Directors since March.
According to Fiskars, Nathalie Ahlström has more than 20 years of experience in international business. He will join Fiskars from the Fazer Group, where he has worked since 2018 as President and CEO of Fazer Confectionery and a member of the Group Management Team.
Prior to his current position, he held a number of senior management positions with the consumer packaging company Amcor in both Asia and Europe.
Nathalie Ahlström is a member of the Board of Ahlström-Munksjö, a manufacturer of fiber materials.
- We are very pleased that Nathalie will start as CEO of the Fiskars Group. He has strong evidence of both strategic planning and operational feasibility. I am convinced that his tulossuuntautumisensa and value-based leadership style Fiskars supports the objective of profitable growth and the company's quest to be the first choice for the garden and the outdoor category, the dining table and the kitchen, Chairman of the Board of Fiskars, Mr. Paul Ehrnrooth says the bulletin.
- We conducted a thorough and intensive international application process, based on which we considered Nathalie Ahlström to be best suited to lead the company and build profitable growth, Ehrnrooth continues
Sari Pohjonen has served as the company's interim CEO since April and will continue in this role until Nathalie Ahlström takes up her position as CEO. After this, Pohjonen will continue in his position as CFO, Deputy CEO and member of the Group Management Team.