Raili Mäkinen, president (acting) of Sanoma Magazines Finland, has been appointed President of the company as of 1 March 2003. Mäkinen has performed the duties of the President from August 2002. Previously she was Executive Vice President, Magazines, in the company.
Sanoma Magazines Finland is part of Sanoma Magazines Division, the fifth largest magazine publisher in Europe. The Division operates in nine countries and is a market leader in Finland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Netherlands. Sanoma Magazines is one of the five divisions of SanomaWSOY Group, the leading media group in the Nordic region.
Sanoma Magazines Finland’s net sales in 2002 was EUR 165 million and it has approximately 800 employees.