Mr Paavo Liestalo, MSc (Econ & Bus Admin), has been appointed senior vice president in charge of international sales in HKScan Corporation. Mr

Liestalo takes up the position on 10 May 2010, assuming responsibility for HKScan’s export and import functions as well as Cross Border accounts in the retail and HoReCa sectors. Mr Liestalo reports to Scan AB managing director Denis Mattsson, who is responsible for HKScan’s international sales at the Group level.

Paavo Liestalo comes to HKScan from Metsä Tissue, where his responsibilities included the Consumer tissue paper business in Northern Europe and most recently marketing and business development in the consumer business area.

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Matti Perkonoja

Further information is available from HKScan Corporation CEO Matti Perkonoja. Please leave any messages for him to call with Marjukka Hujanen on +358 (0)10 570 6218.

HKScan is one of the leading food companies in northern Europe with home markets in Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Poland. HKScan manufactures, sells and markets pork and beef, poultry products, processed meats and convenience foods under several well-known local brand names. Its customers are retail, the HoReCa sector, industry and export customers. HKScan is active in nine countries and has some 10,000 employees.
It had net sales of 2.1 billion euro in 2009.