Aki Temmes has been appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Fibres Business Area as of 1 December 2023. He will report to Jussi Pesonen, president and CEO and be based in Helsinki, Finland.
Aki Temmes is currently senior vice president, Business Control and Finance Operations. Prior to that he was responsible for UPM’s Timber business and UPM Fibres Business Area Business Control. He joined UPM in 2003 and has held multiple roles in number of business finance positions in Finland and France. Aki Temmes holds a master’s degree in accounting and finance and an Executive MBA. He is a Finnish citizen.
«Aki is a top professional with broad experience of UPM Fibres business and UPM overall. He has a wide interest in developing businesses and is keen to find the best potential in organizations and people. I know him as an energizing, business and people-oriented person with an excellent drive. I am confident that with Aki’s input UPM Fibres proceeds well implementing its strategy» says Pesonen.
Aki Temmes’s predecessor Bernd Eikens has been appointed Group CEO of the German shipbuilding company Meyer Group. Eikens will continue with his duties in UPM until end of November.