Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 23 September 2015 at 9:45 CET+1
Sanoma today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Susan Duinhoven as President and CEO effective 1 October 2015. Based in Helsinki, Susan will be responsible for all Sanoma Group’s businesses and for chairing the Executive Management Group.
“Susan Duinhoven is a proven leader with strong management skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together around common goals,” said Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board. “I have been impressed with the significant contribution she has made to the business since joining the Board of Directors less than six months ago and I believe Sanoma will benefit greatly from her extensive experience in multiple media companies.”
“I’m delighted to join Sanoma as CEO at this exciting time in the media and learning industry,” added Susan Duinhoven. “Sanoma has made significant changes to its business in recent years and has very prominent consumer media businesses in Finland and the Netherlands, as well as a leading European learning business. The strength of Sanoma’s media brands, combined with the company’s local expertise and digital assets create a strong foundation for long term and sustained success. I look forward to working with the Executive Management Group to continue to drive Sanoma’s transformation.”
Susan comes most recently from Koninklijke Wegener where she was CEO and Chair of the Executive Board. Prior to this she worked at Thomas Cook as CEO of Western Europe. Susan’s previous work experiences include Reader’s Digest, directory businesses in the Netherlands and Denmark, McKinsey and Unilever. She has been a member of Sanoma’s Board of Directors since April 2015 and will continue to serve a three-year term.
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