Meet our people

We are honoured to have so many talented individuals who are committed to our business and their work – every day. Below you find just a few of our people who give you an insight into the variety of opportunities available at Stora Enso – and a glimpse of what it’s like to work for a leading global renewable materials company.

Riika Paarma
Director, Circular Economy

Riika Paarma

Riikka Paarma joined as Director, Circular Economy in December 2018. She is responsible for introducing circular thinking across the company and key activities, tackling issues such as Stora Enso’s future role in the waste market, helping circular systems evolve, and supporting our businesses in closing the loop for materials.

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Peter Sund
Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Peter Sund

Peter Sund is Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager in the Biomaterials Division. He is somewhat new to the job, having joined Stora Enso in October 2019. It’s quite a career change for Peter: he is a trained police officer and a paramedic, specialised in anaesthesia. His previous role was managing ambulance and emergency services in Gävleborg county, Sweden.

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Marko Valkeapää
Marketing Manager, Paper division

Marko Valkeapää

Marko Valkeapää joined us in 2014 as Marketing Manager for the Paper division. After completing a marketing degree at Aalto University School of Economics, he has held marketing, product management and sales roles in industry and consumer products companies.

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Kirill Sobolev
Quality Manager, Wood Supply

Kirill Sobolev

As Quality Manager at Wood Supply, Russia Kirill works in a team focused on providing customers with a stable flow of quality wood raw materials, delivered according to plan and with optimal pricing. He first joined as a project manager in 2005, when the Vyatka wood terminal opened, and then held positions as deputy terminal manager and procurement manager.

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Lily Huang
Manager, Mill IT

Lily Huang

Lily Huang is Manager, Mill IT, in the IT and Digitalisation organisation, located in Beihai, China. She joined Stora Enso over 13 years ago, working in the forestry business before moving into IT. Lily’s team provides solutions and service to the packaging materials mill and forestry operation in Beihai.

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Sebastián Hernandez
R&D Manager, Building Solutions

Sebastián Hernandez

Based in Germany, Sebastián Hernandez is R&D Manager, Building Solutions, in the Wood Products division. Sebastián studied architecture in his native Chile before moving to Germany and gaining extensive experience in the timber construction industry. In 2016, he joined Stora Enso as a Business Developer. He enjoys the culture of innovation.

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Watch our people films

Amilson Soares, Forestry Assistant

Amilson is responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling harvesting and wood transportation activities.

Niklas Garoff, Project Manager

Niklas work is to come up with new value chains originating form our raw materials: pulp and lignin.

Nina Andersson, Operator

Nina is an operator at Skoghall Mill in Sweden, making sure the process from wood yard to chip cutting runs as smoothly as possible.

Wojciech Orlowski, Production Manager

Wojciech works at the Ostrołęka Mill in Poland that produces fluting and liner for corrugated board.

Henna Pääkkönen-Alvim, Key Account Director

For Henna proactiveness is important to win the customers’ trust.

Kevin Hödl, Shift Leader

Kevin is today a Shift Leader at the Ybbs Mill in Asutria. He started as an apprentice in 2007.