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Three questions to the new head of our Biomaterials division

  • Markus Mannström​
  • Born in 1963
  • Master of Science in Paper Technology
  • Joined Stora Enso in 2001
  • Former Chief Technology Officer for the
    Stora Enso Group

How familiar are you with pulp and the biochemical industry?
I have been working in the forest industry pretty much all my career, and in Stora Enso for over 15 years. During these years, I had the chance to take various functions that provided me with a good understanding of both industries, from running paper machines to getting heavily involved in technological investments.

What will be your main focus as Head of Biomaterials’ division?
I wish to bring speed in the transformation and growth of our division. From my mandate as CTO, I want to use our digitalization capabilities to enhance and optimize our operations, whether it is within the mill gates, the way we conceive our offering or in the way we interact with our customers’ organization.

Do you have a message for our customers and partners?
I wish to forward the same message that I delivered to our people inside the organization over the last weeks: our two folded strategy (strengthening our pulp business and creating new platforms for growth) will not change. I have been working closely to the Biomaterials’ division since its birth in 2012, I have a good understanding of its vision and I am convinced that all our people are taking the division towards the right direction.