Fiskars Group has appointed Jussi Siitonen as Chief Financial Officer and deputy to the CEO. Jussi will join Fiskars Group on November 3, 2021, at the latest. He joins Fiskars Group from premium sporting goods company Amer Sports, where he has been working as Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Jussi will be replacing Sari Pohjonen, the current Chief Financial Officer and deputy to the CEO, who has decided to leave the company. To support the transition, Sari will continue in her role until Jussi joins the company.
â€œFiskars Group has undergone a transformation during the last years into an integrated consumer goods company. With the completion of the ongoing Restructuring and Transformation programs in 2021, the company is entering a new phase, with an increasing focus on growing the business. Iâ€™m glad to welcome Jussi to our team. He has a strong background from working with great brands on a global scale. In his previous position, he has been in a central role in building growth, and we believe he is a great fit to Fiskars.
I would like to express my gratitude to Sari for her outstanding work at Fiskars. During her time as CFO, she has held a central role in transforming the company and in establishing new ways of working. For the last years, Fiskars Groupâ€™s profitability has clearly improved and the capital efficiency has increased. In addition to the role as CFO, she held the position of interim CEO in 2020. Sari showed exceptional agility and resilience in the challenging circumstances, while making sure the team delivered outstanding results. Even more importantly, she has been a beloved and valued colleague and a central part of the company for years,â€ said Nathalie AhlstrÃ¶m, President and CEO.
â€œI look forward to joining Fiskars Group, with its unparalleled portfolio of brands. The company is in an exciting phase, and I am thrilled to be part of the journey forward, to realize the potential of the company on a global scale,â€ said Jussi Siitonen.
â€œI wish to thank the company and my colleagues for the time at Fiskars. There have been several interesting and challenging times, where we have together, as a team, driven the company forward. At the same time, Iâ€™m excited for whatâ€™s to come,â€ said Sari Pohjonen.