Esa brings over 20 years of management experience from a variety of consumer-facing industries. Before Honkarakenne Oyj he worked as President and Country Manager and as Senior Vice President, Mobility Services Finland for TeliaSonera. He has also held several management roles in FMCG businesses, including Development Director of brewery company Scottish & Newcastle, Marketing and Export Director of Hartwall and various positions with Unilever and Huhtamäki.
"I am excited to join VAASAN Group, the leading Nordic company in its field. VAASAN is known for its strong portfolio of brands and active innovation in various categories of bread and other bakery products. My ambition is to further strengthen VAASAN’s position in the market place, in deep cooperation with the company’s employees, customers and consumers", Esa says.
We warmly welcome Esa to the VAASAN Group!
For further information, please contact:
Mrs Anja Kuparinen, HR Director, VAASAN Group
Tel +358 204 46 2032, Email email@example.com
Mr Esa Rautalinko
Tel. +358 40 074 0997, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
VAASAN Group is one of the most significant bakery operators in Northern Europe. It is the leading bakery company in its home markets in Finland and the Baltic region and the largest thin crisp and the second-largest crisp bread producer in the world. It is also a leading bake-off player in the Nordic countries. In 2010 the VAASAN Group's net sales was approximately EUR 392 million and the Group employed some 2,950 people. In Finland the company is known as V AASAN Oy, in Estonia as Leibur AS, in Latvia as A/S Hanzas Maiznicas, in Lithuania as UAB Vilniaus Duona, in Sweden as VAASAN Sverige AB, in Norway as VAASAN Norge AS and in Denmark as Nordic Bake Off A/S (joint venture). The VAASAN Group is owned by Lion Capital. Further information: www.vaasan.com
Lion Capital is a recognised leader in investing in consumer businesses. The Lion Partners have been investing in Europe since the early 1990s. Over this time, Lion's Partners have led the investment of over EUR 6 billion in companies representing over EUR 22 billion of enterprise value. Further information: www.lioncapital.com