Kemira launches a new Growth Accelerator unit to drive Kemira’s long-term growth for selected strategic initiatives. The new unit has two main objectives: to accelerate commercialization of new and unique biomaterials into Kemira’s current markets and to create business opportunities in new adjacent markets for both new and existing Kemira products.
Kemira’s strategy targets long-term growth through sustainability transformation and being the leading provider of sustainable chemical solutions. Furthermore, Kemira has set a target of growing the revenue from Kemira’s biobased products to more than 500 million € by 2030. Establishing the new Growth Accelerator is a concrete step which will help Kemira to execute the strategy.
Kemira’s VP R&D & Technology EMEA, Sampo Lahtinen has been appointed to lead the new unit as the SVP Growth Accelerator. He will report to Kemira CEO & President Jari Rosendal.
“Building long-term growth and commercializing new unique innovations successfully in the chemical industry requires extended commitment and resilience. This new Growth Accelerator unit will have sufficient focus, dedication and mandate in order to accelerate commercialization of our transformational products and expansion to new markets. I’m very excited for Kemira and also excited for the opportunity to lead this new endeavor”, says Sampo Lahtinen.
“I’m very happy to announce this new unit as it is a clear proof point of our systematic strategy execution and growth mindset. I am also welcoming Sampo Lahtinen to take the reigns of the new unit. He’s an experienced leader with a thorough understanding of our business and the innovation needs of our target industries to drive our future growth initiatives forward with his new team”, says Jari Rosendal.
The new unit will support Kemira’s both business units Pulp & Paper and Industry & Water. New interesting roles will open for both internal and external hires. Second half of 2022 is used to build the organization and the unit is in full operating mode starting January 2023.