Hannu Kottonen, CEO and President of HKScan Corporation, and the Group’s Board of Directors have jointly agreed that Kottonen will discontinue his duties as President and CEO of HKScan as of 20 January 2016. Kottonen has served as CEO of HKScan Corporation since 2012.
The Board of Directors will immediately initiate the application process for a new CEO.
In the interim, Aki Laiho, Deputy CEO and COO, will temporarily assume the position of CEO.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself, I would like to thank Hannu Kottonen and wish him every success in the future”, says Mikko Nikula, Chairman of the Board.
Source: HKScan Corporation
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