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Future Metso Outotec executive team HR appointment

Carita Himberg

Carita Himberg appointed as new senior vice-president to head up human resources department

CARITA Himberg has been appointed senior vice-president of human resources (HR) and a member of future Metso Outotec executive team. She will commence her new role before the end of the year at the latest, with her exact starting date to be announced later. 

Ms Himberg (pictured) joins Metso Outotec from Stora Enso, where she works as senior vice-president of HR in the Packaging Materials Division.

Prior to that, she held global HR leadership positions with Microsoft, Nokia and Outokumpu in Finland. Earlier, she held several HR director and management roles at Microsoft and Novartis in Switzerland.

‘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 in HR,’ said Pekka Vauramo, president and chief executive officer 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.’

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 30 June 2020.

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