Anu Ahola to chair Peikko's Board of Directors

Anu Ahola (Figure: Peikko)

Anu Ahola (Figure: Peikko)
Peikko Group’s Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders appointed Anu Ahola as the Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors starting 1st of January 2024. Anu Ahola has been a member of Peikko’s Board of Directors since 2020 and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Operations, UPM Communication Papers.

The previous Chair, Philippe Jost, Regional Manager Asia/Pacific and a member of the Group Management at Sika Group, will continue his role as a Board member of Peikko Group. Additionally, all other Board members will remain unchanged: Morten la Cour Ørnstrand-Soborg, Managing Director of Knauf Denmark; Liina Jukko, a PhD student in theoretical cosmology at King's College London, in the United Kingdom; Karen Scrivener, Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Construction Materials in the Department of Materials of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne); and Teppo Voutilainen, Vice President, Strategy, Transformation, Marketing, Europe Area at Kone Corporation.

“Having served on Peikko's Board of Directors since 2020, I am delighted to welcome Anu Ahola to her new role. I am also pleased that Philippe Jost can and will continue on Peikko’s Board, despite the new geographical position within Sika Group”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

"It has been interesting to follow Peikko’s journey during the past years. I am honored and excited to take on this new role as Chair of the Board and work closely with Topi and the Management Team to develop Peikko's markets and operations further”, says Anu Ahola, new Chair of the Board.

Further information:

Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation

Mobile +358 50 384 3001, e-mail

Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, Operations, UPM Communication Papers

Mobile +358 40 585 0891, e-mail


Peikko Group Corporation

P.O. Box 104

Voimakatu 3

15101 Lahti/Finland

+358 20 707 511

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