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Kemira names Antti Salminen as its new president and CEO, effective from February 2024

December 19, 2023  By P&PC Staff

Kemira has appointed Antti Salminen as its new president and CEO as of February 12, 2024. Petri Castrén will continue as the interim president and CEO until February 12, 2024, after which he will continue as the CFO.

Salminen has had several prior leadership positions in Kemira, latest as president of the Pulp & Paper segment and before that president of the Industry & Water segment. He has been a member of Kemira’s management board since 2011. He has a PhD in engineering.

“Antti Salminen has a solid track record in leading transformation and growth in his previous positions. He knows Kemira, the chemical sector, and understands customers’, employees’ and other stakeholders’ expectations. He has an excellent basis to continue the value creation for Kemira’s shareholders. I wish Antti all the best in his new role,” says Matti Kähkönen, the chair of the board of Kemira.


“It is an honour to be appointed president and CEO of Kemira. Kemira is in excellent shape and I’m very much looking forward to taking our profitable growth strategy and sustainability transformation to the next level together with the committed Kemira organization,” says Salminen.

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