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UPM names Bernd Eikens Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining

Photo: UPM
Photo: UPM
Published by
Simon Matthis - 18 Feb 2019

Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019. He will be based in Helsinki reporting to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO.


Bernd Eikens is already a member of UPM's Executive Team, currently responsible for UPM Specialty Papers Business Area. He has been in his current role since 2016. Before that he was responsible for UPM's Communication Papers. He joined UPM in 1988.


Bernd Eikens holds a Doctor's degree from Colorado State University and Master's degrees from Technical University of Darmstadt and Georgia Institute of Technology. He serves in the Board of Johan Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH and in the Advisory Board of Meyer Turku Shipyard.


UPM Biorefining consists of pulp, timber and biofuels businesses. UPM has three pulp mills in Finland and one mill and plantation operation in Uruguay. UPM operates four sawmills and one biorefinery in Finland.

Source: Lesprom Network