Holmen appointed Stina Sandell as Director of Sustainability and Communications, effective May 2017. The position is a newly created post. Mrs. Sandell sees her reporting to the CEO as a member of group management. Current Director of Communications Ingela Carlsson has chosen to leave the company after nine years in her post.
Stina Sandell comes to Holmen from SBAB, where she was Head of Sustainability, and before that her positions have included Director of Sustainability and Communications at AMF.
Henrik Sjölund, Holmen’s President and CEO, commented:
“Holmen has a long history of working actively on sustainability issues. With our considerable renewable forest and hydro power assets and our products based on fresh fibre, we help drive the transition to a more sustainable society. The aim of the new post is to draw on our excellent sustainability assets to strengthen our business.
Ingela Carlsson has done a tremendous job of developing Holmen’s communications work and shown enormous commitment over the years. We wish Ingela every success as she chooses to take on new challenges outside the company.”
In 1Q2017 Holmen reported net sales increase by 7.9%.
About Holmen Group:
The company is a forest industry group that manufactures printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth.