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PRESS RELEASE 13 Sep 2018

Kaisa Vähänen appointed as President of Pöyry's Environment Business Unit

Pöyry Plc   Press Release 13 September 2018 14:00 EEST

Kaisa Vähänen has been appointed as President of Pöyry's Environment Business Unit and as member of the management team of Pöyry's Infra, Water and Environment, Northern Europe business group. Vähänen was appointed as acting director of Environment Business Unit in June 2018. For the time being, she also continues as Head of Environmental Studies. 

In Pöyry Environment, there are more than a hundred Nordic experts, specialising in forecasting, minimising and following environmental impacts. Our environmental research and assessments focus on air, water, soil, and communities. Our services are an integral part of all industry, energy and infra projects.

Kaisa Vähänen has more than 15 years of experience of environmental legislation, environmental regulations' impact on clients' operations, environmental impact assessments, permitting, water supply, groundwater protection, and environmental surveys. She has been working as the Head of Environmental Studies at Pöyry since 2017. 

"During my career, I have been privileged to look at environmental issues from various perspectives. As the Business Unit President, I get to utilise my knowledge and manager experience and therefore develop Pöyry's environment business to a new level. In the environment business there are enormous opportunities and also question marks that need to be transformed as products, creating value for our customers. It is wonderful to get to work for such meaningful goals in this excellent team," says Kaisa Vähänen.

"When recruiting business unit leaders, the important criteria include attitude, proficiency, customer focus, employee focus and business leadership. I think that Kaisa has all these skills in great balance. Kaisa has successfully led the Environmental Studies department. I am happy to appoint her as the President of the Environment Business Unit. We are reaching towards strong, profitable growth and we have good reasons to trust that in Kaisa's lead, the unit will develop rapidly", says Markku Oksanen, President of Pöyry's Infra, Water and Environment Business Group, Northern Europe.

Contact:

Markku Oksanen
President, Infra, Water and Environment Business Group, Northern Europe.
Tel. 010 33 26735

Kaisa Vähänen
President, Environment Business Unit
Tel. 050 437 6083

Did you know: Pöyry has environmental consulting experience from over 2000 projects across industry, energy and infra sectors.

About Pöyry

Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company.  We serve clients across power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, biorefining & chemicals, mining & metals, infrastructure and water & environment. Together, we deliver smart solutions and work with the latest digital innovations. Pöyry's net sales in 2017 were EUR 522 million. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki. Approximately 5500 experts. 40 countries. 115 offices.

In 2018 Pöyry is proud to be celebrating its 60th Anniversary, together with employees, clients and partners.

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