Pekka Lundmark appointed President and CEO of Nokia

Espoo, Finland – Nokia’s Board of Directors has appointed Pekka Lundmark as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. Lundmark is expected to start in his new role on September 1, 2020.   Lundmark is currently President and CEO of Fortum, a leading energy company based in Espoo, Finland, where he consistently delivered robust total shareholder …

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Finland attracts record number of foreign tourists

  “Tourists from abroad chalked up more than seven million overnight stays in Finland in 2019. International overnight stays in Finland increased by 2.9 per cent year-on-year in 2019, netting a total of 483 million euros for accommodation establishments. This represents an eight-per cent uptick on the previous year’s figure. Europe remains Finland’s most important …

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Finnair CEO: 2019 ‘was a year of rapid growth’

  Finnair CEO Topi Manner announced (07-Feb-2020) 2019 “was a year of rapid growth” and the carrier has moved “to a new phase of sustainable, profitable growth covering the years 2020-2025”. Mr. Manner stated: “The year 2019 was characterised by an unstable operating environment due to slower economic growth in our main markets as well as uncertainties in world trade” and was …

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UPM invests in next generation biochemicals to drive a switch from fossil raw materials to sustainable solutions

  “UPM takes the next transformative growth step and enters the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals which enable a switch from fossil raw materials to sustainable alternatives in various consumer-driven end-uses. The investment opens totally new markets for UPM with …

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Neste selected as the world’s 3rd most sustainable company on the Global 100 list

  “Neste has placed 3rd on the Corporate Knights 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. This is Neste’s second time in the top 3. It also marks the company’s 13th consecutive inclusion on the Global 100 list. Neste has been included on the list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world. “We …

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Dogs, bedbugs, games: Helsinki’s MARIA 01 houses more than 100 startups

  During our Helsinki Business Trip last September, we had the pleasure to visit Maria 01, a startup community that hosts over one thousand tech-heads and grows to be Europe’s largest startup campus. In their article, “This is Finland” introduces three such fascinating companies which are located at Maria 01: “Maria Hospital, the oldest hospital …

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