EUROPEAN CEO OF THE YEAR by ProQuest

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									                                                                                         the PPI
                                                                                 interview




    “I think the definite high point has been the
    Stora Enso people – their loyalty, commitment and
    professionalism in a rather difficult environment”




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By MARK RUSHTON, Editor
                                                                 ouko Karvinen, CEO of Stora Enso, has been

Stora Enso’s chief executive Jouko                               voted for by investment analysts and portfolio
                                                                 managers covering the pulp and paper industry
Karvinen has again been voted RISI’s                       as RISI’s European CEO of the Year. This is the second

European CEO of the Year
                                                           time Karvinen has picked up the award, he also won
                                                           it in 2008 when he had only been in the post for 12
                                                           months and one week.
                                                                Analysts have been impressed with Karvinen’s
                                                           leadership since he became CEO in 2007. One of the

EuropEan CEo                                               analysts responding to RISI’s CEO of the Year survey
                                                           said: “He has shown strong leadership through
                                                           restructuring since the outset of his appointment

of the Year                                                and all through 2009. He has also demonstrated
                                                           clearly that he understands both the needs of the
                                                           industry and of investors”. Another respondent noted
                                                           that Karvinen “continues to tackle difficult mea-
                                                           sures while also positioning the company for future
                                                           growth, such as its acquisition of the ENCE assets in
                                                           Uruguay.”
                                                                The following interview was conducted when
                                                           Karvinen was, unsurprisingly, travelling around Latin
                                                           America recently:

Pulp & Paper International (PPI) F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 0                                                     15
the PPI
     interview




                                                  PPI: The last time PPI interviewed you was
     “There will never be a day when we
                                             when you won our CEO of the Year in 2008 after just
     say: ‘We are done, we are the best.’”
                                             12 months in the job. Now you are a seasoned CEO
                                             in the pulp and paper industry, how does it feel to be
                                             awarded such a prestigious title again?
                             
								
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