Press release

Kari Kilpinen to join Altia Executive Management Team

Director of Altia Finland Kari Kilpinen (MBA, Bachelor of Hospitality Management) has been nominated to the Altia Executive Management Team as SVP, Regional Commercial Finland. Kilpinen will report to CEO Pekka Tennilä.

In his time at Altia, Kari Kilpinen has excelled in different marketing and sales roles. With vision and persistence, Kilpinen has developed the operations of Altia’s Finnish organisation to be more brand centric and customer oriented. Altia Finland is the market leader in Finland in its field.

Altia Finland’s biggest own brands are Koskenkorva, Leijona Viina, Jaloviina and the Chill-Out range of wines. In addition, Altia Finland has an extensive portfolio of well-known brands such as Fresita, Nederburg, Jack Daniels and Tarapaca.

At the same time, Executive Management Team member Janne Halttunen (M.Sc. Business Administration) has been nominated SVP, Regional Commercial Sweden. In his previous position as SVP, Partner Brands and Export, his achievements include the initiation of Koskenkorva Vodka exports to the USA.

For interviews and further information, please contact: 

Petra Gräsbeck, Communications Director, tel. +358 40 767 0867, 

Kari Kilpinen, SVP, Regional Commercial Finland, tel. +358 40 507 0060, 

Janne Halttunen, SVP, Regional Commercial Sweden, tel. +358 40 187 4407, 

More information and contact:
Group Communications
Niina Ala-Luopa
Communications Manager
Group Communications
Petra Gräsbeck
Director, Corporate Relations and Communications