Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 15 November 2013 at 13:00 CET+1

Leila Kaleva, 37, M.Sc. (Tech.), has been appointed to lead the implementation and follow-up of Sanoma’s strategic change programme and strategy process as of 1 January 2014. Leila Kaleva joins Sanoma from Neste Oil where she also was responsible for the implementation of the company’s strategy.

“We have just announced our significant, Group-wide change programme that aims to strengthen our position in chosen markets and to build a solid base for new growth. It is extremely important to systematically implement and follow-up our transformation. Leila Kaleva complements our team in a great manner,” comments Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, President and CEO of Sanoma.

”The whole media industry is in the midst of an extremely fascinating transformation challenge. Sanoma is a market leader with a concrete plan to utilize the opportunities that it offers. I look forward to my new position with interest and excitement,” Leila Kaleva says.

Leila Kaleva will report to Harri-Pekka Kaukonen.

Additional information
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