Raisio, owner of confectionery manufacturer Big Bear, has appointed Pekka Kuusniemi as its new president and ceo of the company, effective from November.
He transfers to Raisio from the position of president and ceo of the Oras Group. Jarmo Puputti, who has served as interim ceo since January, will continue in this position until Kuusniemi assumes the role.
Matti Perkonoja, chairman of Raisio’s board of directors, said: “Pekka Kuusniemi brings with him substantial leadership experience of an international group and of consumer product sales and marketing.
“His key task at Raisio will be to promote profitable growth in line with the group’s strategy in Finland and abroad.”