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Marja Pylkkänen, Managing Director of Alma Career, to step down

Alma Media     Press Release January 29 2019


Marja Pylkkänen, Managing Director of Alma Career, will step down on 31 March 2019. Alma Career Oy is a joint venture of Alma Media Corporation and Monster Worldwide Inc. From the beginning of April 2019, Mika Kiiskinen, Country Manager at Monster Finland, and Karolina Sirova, head of Monster Czech Republic, will report to Raimo Mäkilä, head of Alma Markets.

In August 2018, Alma Media announced to close down the recruitment services websites in Poland and in Hungary as well as the companies linked to their operations. Alma Career will focus on the development and sales growth of the mobile service Praca za Rogiem in Poland and the online service in Hungary. The websites in Finland and in the Czech Republic will continue as before.

– Marja has acted as the Managing Director of Alma Career and its predecessor Monster Oy from 2010, and before that in several positions where she developed and the preceding -recruitment service. Marja has done a fantastic job over these years and I want to wish her all the best in the future, says Raimo Mäkilä, head of the Alma Markets business segment.

  I’m grateful for all these 18 years that I’ve had the chance to work at Alma with wonderful people and amazing brands, especially At Alma, I feel that I have been heard and respected, and had the opportunity to learn, succeed and fail. After March, however, it’s time to move on to new things, leaving Monster in good hands, says Marja Pylkkänen.

Further information:
Raimo Mäkilä, Alma Markets, SVP, +358 10 665 5802

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, and Monster. Alma Media builds sustainable growth for its customers by utilising the opportunities of digitalisation, 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 2,250 professionals (excluding delivery employees), of which approximately 30% work outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2017 was EUR 367.3 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at

  • Published: 29.1.2019, 09:00
  • Category: Press release, Releases

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