New appointments in the Management Team of Terrafame: Chief Communications Officer, Chief Production Officer and Chief Technology Officer 14.9.2016 10:12

Terrafame Ltd. strengthens the company’s management by appointing Katri Kauppila, (b. 1965), M. Sc. (Soc.), as Chief Communications Officer as of 17 October 2016. Kauppila joins Terrafame from Metsä Board Oyj, where she has worked in different management positions since 2011, with her latest position being  the company’s Vice President, Communications. Kauppila has more than 20 years of diverse experience from communications and marketing as well as management in the forest industry and financing and technology sectors, for instance.

The Chief Communications Officer will be tasked with leading Terrafame’s internal and external communications as well as media and stakeholder relations. The duties of the Chief Communications Officer will also include supporting Terrafame’s environment, safety and efficiency targets through communications.

Antti Arpalahti, (b. 1983), M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed Terrafame Ltd.’s Chief Production Officer as of 1 October 2016. Arpalahti has previously been in charge of the functionality of Terrafame’s bioheapleaching process. Arpalahti has strong experience of mining and metal industries. Prior to joining Terrafame, Arpalahti has worked for Talvivaara Mining Company Plc and Outotec Oyj.

In addition, Harri Natunen (b. 1955), M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed Terrafame Ltd.’s Chief Technology Officer as of 1 October 2016. At the moment, Natunen works as Terrafame’s Chief Production Officer.

“We are very happy to welcome Antti Arpalahti and Katri Kauppila as new members of the Management Team of Terrafame and to be able to continue benefitting from Harri Natunen’s strong competence as Chief Technology Officer. The expertise of the appointed Management Team members supports Terrafame’s main target – safe and efficient ramp-up of production – in the best way possible,” says Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO of Terrafame Ltd.

Further information and interview requests:

Terrafame Ltd.
CEO Joni Lukkaroinen, Tel. +358 50 590 0720

Terrafame Ltd. is a Finnish mining company producing primarily nickel and zinc by bioheapleaching at its mine located in Sotkamo. The aim is environmentally sustainable, safe and economically viable mining operations. Terrafame is owned by Terrafame Group Ltd., which is wholly owned by the State of Finland.

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