HKScan has initiated a new executive training programme to strengthen leadership skills and harmonize Group-wide leadership culture. Launched in June in collaboration with Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE), the HKScan Leadership Academy is a condensed learning package targeted at Group leaders and specialists. It is designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge they need to efficiently implement the Group’s strategic goals. A total of 130 participants from around the globe will complete the course by December 2017. They will work together on real-life business cases, solving existing challenges and deepening customer insight to create additional value for HKScan globally in the future. A varied mix of participants will be selected to maximize knowledge-sharing and build a harmonized leadership culture within the Group. “HKScan is committed to investing in the long-term professional development of our leaders. Each module will be prepared by appointed members of the HKScan Management Team in collaboration with the education partner. The HKScan Leadership Academy is our way of investing in better leadership and growth – both of our people and the Group as a whole,” says Sari Suono, EVP HR.   HKScan Group Hannu Kottonen                 Sari Suono
CEO                                   EVP, HR   For further information: Sari Suono, EVP HR, HKScan Group, tel. +358 10 570 2255, sari.suono(at)

HKScan is the leading Nordic Meat Expert. We produce, market and sell high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2014, HKScan had net sales of approximately EUR 2.0 billion and some 7 700 employees.