Iiro Wester has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Raisio’s Healthy Food Division and as a member of the Group Management Team. Wester will begin work in his new position at the beginning of September 2018.
Iiro Wester has over twenty years’ experience in the food industry and international business. He will join Raisio from Saarioinen Ltd where he has been responsible for customer experience and sales as an Executive Board member. Iiro Wester has also worked, for example, as Executive Vice President, Sales at Valio and as Managing Director of Valio Sverige AB.
Raisio’s President and CEO Pekka Kuusniemi: “Iiro Wester brings to Raisio strong international expertise in the food industry, management, and sales and marketing of consumer products. His main task at Raisio is to lead the Healthy Food Division and to promote its profitable growth in Finland and abroad.”
Source: Raisio plc
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