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Heli Arantola appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Leipurin

Published Mar 29, 2019 3:20:00 PM

Aspo Oyj
29.3.2019 klo 3.20 p.m.


Starting from April 1, 2019, Heli Arantola Dr (Econ. Sc.) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Leipurin Plc, part of Aspo Group. 

Heli Arantola is the Executive Vice President of Categories and Concepts and a member of the Group Leadership Team of HKScan. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology and a member of the Boards of Directors of Tobii AB and S-Bank Ltd. Previously, Heli Arantola worked for several years in different managerial positions at Fazer Group.

“Heli Arantola will start in the Board of Directors of Leipurin on April 1, 2019, as Esa Rautalinko stepped down at his own request due to his other work assignments. The food industry and consumer preferences are changing dramatically. In the bakery industry, a decrease in industrial baking, the strengthened position of new distribution channels and the rapid development of new product categories are changing the daily preferences of consumers both in eastern and western markets, and this has a significant impact on the activities of Leipurin’s customers. Heli’s solid experience in strategies and the development of the bakery industry and product concepts strengthens Leipurin’s Board of Directors”, says Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Group.

Other members of the Board of Directors of Leipurin are Jukka Havia, CFO of Tikkurila Oyj; Kaisa Poutanen, Research Professor at VTT; Harri Sivula, Board Professional; and Chairman Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc.


Aki Ojanen

For further infomation, please contact:
Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of  Leipurin,
+358 400 106 592,

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Aspo is a conglomerate that owns and develops business operations in Northern Europe and growth markets, focusing on demanding B2B customers. The aim of our strong corporate brands – ESL Shipping, Leipurin, Telko and Kauko – is to be the market leaders in their sectors. They are responsible for their own operations, customer relationships, and their development. Together they generate Aspo’s goodwill.