Juha Ruohola has been appointed Executive Vice President of HKScan’s Meat Balance and Supply Chain and a member of the Group Management Team. He succeeds Esa Mäki, who became CEO of Apetit Plc at the beginning of September 2019.

Juha Ruohola joins HKScan from Landeli Group Oy where he has served as a Director of the Meat Division. Ruohola has been CEO of Polarica Holding AB as well as Deputy CEO of Atria Plc and head of its Russian, Baltic and Swedish operations. Ruohola will start in his position at HKScan on 6 September 2019.

HKScan’s CEO Tero Hemmilä: “Juha Ruohola’s diverse and international expertise in the meat sector supports perfectly both HKScan’s ongoing turnaround programme targeting clear profitability improvement and later on, implementation of the renewed strategy. I’m pleased to warmly welcome Juha to the company.”

HKScan Corporation

Tero Hemmilä

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HKScan Corporation is a publicly listed meat and food company with over one hundred years of experience in responsible Nordic food production for customer and consumer needs. HKScan’s sustainable way of operating spans the entire value chain, from farm to consumer. Our nearly 7,200 professionals ensure our promise of high-quality products that taste good. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. Our diverse product selection includes poultry, pork, beef, and lamb products as well as charcuterie and meals. The company’s strong consumers brands are HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose®. In 2018, HKScan’s net sales were EUR 1.7 billion.