UPM Appoints Sari Mannonen VP of Biofuels Business

UPM (Helsinki, Finland) reported this week that Sari Mannonen has been appointed VP responsible for UPM Biofuels Strategic Business Unit as of August 9.

Mannonen previously worked as director, Sales and Marketing within UPM Biofuels and was in that role since 2014, responsible for commercial strategy and product launches in Biofuels business. Mannonen has worked for UPM since 2011 in leadership positions and before joining the company she worked for Lindström and Biohit.

She will be based in Helsinki and report to Heikki Vappula, EVP, UPM Biorefining.

Mannonen has a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki and diplomas in business management and leadership from business schools at Henley, IMD and the Helsinki School of Economics.

Petri Kukkonen has been appointed VP, UPM Biofuels Development as of July 1. He has been leading UPM Biofuels since 2007 and developed the new UPM Biofuels business with a team of professionals to become a profitable business. In his new role, he will prepare UPM Biofuels next steps together with a development team.

Kukkonen will be based in Helsinki and continues to report to Heikki Vappula, EVP, UPM Biorefining.