President & CEO, Metsä Group
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 chairman of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation as well as a member of CEPI Board (Confederation of European Paper Industries).
He is a member of the Board of The Finnish Quality Association and The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation and also 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.