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​Arno van de Ven appointed Senior Vice President Innovation at Stora Enso Biomaterials​​

​​STORA ENSO OYJ PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2015 at 15.00 EET​
Stora Enso welcomes Arno van de Ven as Senior Vice President, Innovation in its Biomaterials division. With over 25 years' experience in the chemical industry, Arno has worked in the field of bioeconomy and new innovations for several years.

Arno was most recently SVP Business Development, Biomaterials and Pharma at Corbion Purac before joining Stora Enso in Stockholm. He has worked at a range of companies including DSM, Noveon/Goodrich, Ferro Corporation and CSM. Arno earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, majoring in business administration and supply chain and received an MBA from the transnational University Limburg in Belgium. 


"We're delighted to welcome Arno to the team," says Juan Carlos Bueno, Executive Vice President of Stora Enso Biomaterials.  "With his knowledge of bioeconomy issues and many years' experience in the chemical industry, Arno will certainly bolster our research and development activities at the Biomaterials Innovation Centre in Stockholm."

A hi-res picture of Arno van de Ven can be downloaded from here​.

About Stora Enso Biomaterials​

Stora Enso Biomaterials is a provider of pulp grades to meet the demands of various paper, board and tissue producers. The offering also includes fluff for hygiene applications and dissolving pulp for the textile industry. The mission of Stora Enso Biomaterials is to find new, innovative ways to maximise the value extractable from wood, as well as other kind of ligno-cellulosic biomasses. Through innovation, the aim is to develop into a cost and performance differentiated renewable biochemical company offering drop-in and new materials into existing and new industries to Stora Enso.

For further information, please contact:

Kirsi Seppäläinen, SVP, Communications, Stora Enso Biomaterials, tel. +358 400 786659

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 29 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2013 amounted to EUR 10.6 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.