President & CEO
Mr. Ilkka Hämälä, M.Sc. (Eng.) has been the President & Chief Executive Officer
of Metsä Group as of 1 April 2018. Previously he was the CEO of Metsä Fibre (formerly Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab), a part of Metsä Group, since 2008. He has worked for Metsä Group since 1988.
He is the vice-chairman of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation as well
as the vice-chairman of of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) and a member of CEPI Board and Steering Committee.
Mr. Hämälä is the chairman of the Board of The Finnish Quality Association. He is a member of the Board of The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation, Elinkeinoelämän valtuuskunta (EVA) as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
In addition, Mr. Hämälä is a member of the Delegation of Finland Chamber of Commerce and Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Hämälä obtained his M.Sc. degree in Engineering from the Helsinki University
of Technology in 1986.