Altia director joins executive management team

22nd September, 2017 by Annie Hayes

Finish drinks group Altia has promoted director Kari Kilpinen to the role of senior vice president, regional commercial Finland.

Kari Kilpinen, senior vice president, regional commercial Finland

Formerly director of Altia Finland, Kilpinen will join Altia’s executive management team – reporting to chief executive officer, Pekka Tennilä.

A statement from Altia, which owns Koskenkorva Vodka, reads: “In his time at Altia, Kari Kilpinen has excelled in different marketing and sales roles.

“With vision and persistence, Kilpinen has developed the operations of Altia’s Finnish organisation to be more brand-centric and customer-oriented. Altia Finland is the market leader in Finland in its field.”

At the same time, executive management team member Janne Halttunen has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, regional commercial Sweden.

Formerly senior vice president, partner brands and export, Halttunen’s previous achievements include the initiation of Koskenkorva exports to the US.

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