Teemu Kangas-Kärki appointed as CFO of Nokian Tyres
Nokian Tyres has appointed Teemu Kangas-Kärki as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from July 16, 2018. He has served in various international business and corporate financial positions since 1992, most recently in Fiskars Plc. Nokian Tyres has also appointed Jukka Kasi as Vice President, Products and Technologies, starting from October 1, 2018. Both will report to the President & CEO Hille Korhonen.
Teemu Kangas-Kärki will be responsible for leading and developing Nokian Tyres’ global Product Management, Advance Development and R&D functions. Kasi has extensive experience in research and development and product management in various companies, most recently in Danfoss Drives as Vice President, Products & Segments.
“Teemu Kangas-Kärki’s financial expertise and familiarity with the consumer goods and retail business in Europe and USA will be a major asset to us as we are aiming at doubling our sales in North America and growing our sales by 50 percent in Central Europe in the next five years, as well as maintaining our market leadership positions in Nordics and Russia. We are delighted to get Jukka into our team. He has proven track record of leading product management, operations, and R&D in global industrial business,” said Hille Korhonen.