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Kemira appoints Rasmus Valanko as Head of Corporate Responsibility

November 6, 2018
Chemical Value Chain

Rasmus Valanko has been appointed as Director, Corporate Responsibility at Kemira starting on February 1st, 2019.

Rasmus is currently the Director of Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In this role he is responsible for a wide portfolio of projects within WBCSD, strategic partnerships and cross-sector collaboration. Previously Rasmus has worked for Roayl Dutch Shell in various roles including alternative energy strategy, climate policy,and manufacturing. He has also worked for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment in Finland, focusing on overseas development cooperation and multilateral environmental treaties.

“Sustainability is an integral part of Kemira’s business purpose and strategy, as we work to improve the resource efficiency of our customers in water intensive industries. Through our products and solutions our customers can improve their water, energy and raw material efficiency in their manufacturing processes, thus contributing to a low carbon economy. Rasmus will be a good addition to our team developing sustainability as a true competitive advantage for Kemira. We also want to extend a big thank you to Tuula Paajanen, who leaves the role in order to retire after a transition period,” says Jari Rosendal, Kemira’s President and CEO.

Source: Kemira Oyj

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