Elina Kukkonen appointed as Alma Media’s SVP, Communications and Brand

AlmaMedia Corporation                                 Stock Exchange Release 21 July 2017 at 11.00 a.m. (EEST)

ELINA KUKKONEN APPOINTED AS ALMA MEDIA’S SVP, COMMUNICATIONS AND BRAND

DBA Elina Kukkonen (born 1970) has been appointed as Alma Media’s Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand, and a member of the Group Executive Team, effective from 1st September 2017. Kukkonen has been employed by the Alma Media Group in various positions since 1998. Most recently, she has been responsible for the Alma brand’s development and marketing and served as the Marketing Director for Alma Media’s shared sales function (Alma Media Solutions). Previously, Kukkonen has also been a member of Kauppalehti’s management team and a Marketing Manager at Aamulehti.

“I’m very pleased that we can appoint one of our own as our new Director of Communications and Brand. Elina has a strong track record of excellent performance in demanding marketing-related positions in Alma’s various media and in using marketing to support business operations. With her job description now being expanded from brand development to Alma’s corporate communications, I’m confident that Elina’s determination will help drive Alma’s growth story to the next level,” says Alma Media’s President and CEO Kai Telanne.

“The content, services and operations of Alma’s various media provide a strong foundation for a brand that we will continue to develop further in collaboration with our highly competent professionals, with a keen ear for customer needs. In the digital era, the value of our brand is ultimately determined by the first-class customer experience we deliver as well as our various stakeholders’ commitment and trust in us.

Kukkonen’s responsibilities will include the customer experience, corporate communications, corporate responsibility and investor relations.

Alma Media Corporation                                               
Kai Telanne
President and CEO

Distribution: NASDAQ Helsinki, main media, www.almamedia.fi

For more information, please contact:
Kai Telanne, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 665 3500
Elina Kukkonen, Marketing Director, Alma Media Solutions, tel. +358 10 665 2333

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is a media company focusing on the service business and journalistic content. The company’s best-known brands are Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Affärsvärlden, Iltalehti, Aamulehti, Etuovi.com and Monster. Alma Media builds sustainable growth for its customers by utilising the opportunities of digitality, including information services, system and expert services and advertising solutions. Alma Media’s operations have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. Alma Media employs approximately 2,300 professionals (excluding delivery personnel), of whom approximately 30% work outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2016 was EUR 353.2 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.

  • Date: 21.7.2017, 11:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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