HKScan strengthens its capabilities in the meat and food business.
Mika Koskinen, M.Sc (Engineering) has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, COO of HKScan Corporation. Koskinen will start in his position on 7.1.2019 and report to the President and CEO. Mika will be responsible for carrying out the Group-wide efficiency improvement programme. Before joining HKScan, he previously worked at Valio LTD in various Group-level executive positions in operations and sales, both in Finland and abroad. Mika was also a member of Valio’s executive board.
Esa Mäki (Master of Agriculture and Forestry, MMM) has been appointed as Director responsible for developing HKScan’s meat balance and meat supply. Esa will report to the President and CEO. Armed with extensive experience in the meat industry, Esa will join HKScan from Atria, where he is in charge of meat export and industrial sales and serves as Managing Director of Atria’s subsidiary Best In Oy. Mäki has previously held several executive positions in HKScan’s meat business and subsidiaries Broilertalo Oy and HK Ruokatalo Oy. The precise date of his appointment will be communicated later.
“With these appointments we will further strengthen our food business capabilities. Esa Mäki and Mika Koskinen both have excellent backgrounds to support our strategic transformation process. I warmly welcome Esa and Mika to the HKScan team during this important turnaround phase,” says Reijo Kiskola, Chairman of HKScan’s Board of Directors.
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HKScan is a Nordic meat and meals company. We employ over 7 300 professionals in striving to serve the world´s most demanding consumers, maintaining quality throughout the full chain of operations, From Farm to Fork. HKScan produces, markets and sells high-quality, sustainably produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, as well as charcuterie and meals, with strong consumer brands, including HK®, Scan®, Rakvere®, Kariniemen®, Rose®, Pärsons® and Tallegg®. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home market comprises of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2017, HKScan had net sales of EUR 1.8 billion, making us one of Europe’s leading meat and meals companies. www.hkscan.com