Valmet names new president and CEO

Valmet’s board of directors has appointed Thomas Hinnerskov as president and CEO of the company.

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Hinnerskov will start during the second half of the year and at the end of September 2024 at the latest. He succeeds Pasi Laine, who will continue as president and CEO of Valmet until his successor starts.

A Danish citizen, Hinnerskov joins Valmet from Mediq BV where he has been CEO since 2022. Prior to Mediq, Hinnerskov was executive vice president at Kone responsible for South Europe, Middle East and Africa between 2021–2022 and EVP for Central Europe between 2016–2021. Earlier in his career Hinnerskov held several leadership positions at ISS A/S between 2003–2016. He has also worked for a private equity fund, in consulting and in the investment banking sector. Hinnerskov has a Master’s degree in Economics (Finance and Accounting) from Copenhagen Business School.

“Thomas Hinnerskov has a strong track record in successfully leading versatile businesses in a global business environment,” says Mikael Mäkinen, chairman of the Valmet board. “I am convinced that with his background Thomas has a good foundation to take Valmet forward together with the rest of the Executive Team from the company’s excellent position built since 2013. We look forward to working with Thomas and wish him the best of success in his new demanding position.”

“I am excited to join Valmet, which is known as a global leader in its field with a unique offering, strong customer focus and consistent engagement to enhancing a more sustainable world,” says Hinnerskov. “This all comes to life through a committed, highly competent team of over 19,000 Valmeteers around the world. Valmet has an impressive legacy, and I am honored to become part of the company’s journey forward.”