Appointment in future Metso Outotec’s Executive Team

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release, on June 25, 2020 at 15:00 EEST

Carita Himberg has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a member of future Metso Outotec’s Executive Team. She will start in her new role latest before the end of the year. The exact starting date will be announced later.  

Carita Himberg joins Metso Outotec from Stora Enso, where she works as SVP, Human Resources in the Packaging Materials Division. Prior to that, she has held global HR leadership positions in Microsoft, Nokia and Outokumpu in Finland. Earlier, she held several HR Director and Management roles at Microsoft and Novartis in Switzerland. She has a Master of Science degree in Technology and an MBA. 

"With the expected Metso and Outotec combination approaching at the beginning of July, I am happy to welcome Carita warmly to our team. Creating the desired company culture and driving the implementation of the combination of two great companies requires a strong role from the HR,” says Pekka Vauramo, President and CEO of the future Metso Outotec. 

“At the same time, I want to thank Hannele Järvistö for her excellent contribution as the interim head of Metso’s HR for the past year and a half, and during the critical integration planning period. Hannele will continue in the interim role until Carita starts,” he continues. 

The appointment becomes effective after the closing of the partial demerger of Metso and the combination of Metso’s Minerals business and Outotec, which is currently expected to take place on June 30, 2020.

Carita Himberg’s CV and photo are attached.

Further information: Helena Marjaranta, VP, communications and stakeholder relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212Juha Rouhiainen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253

Metso Corporation

Nasdaq Helsinki

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.6 billion in 2019. Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries.