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Riina Nevalainen appointed Executive Editor-in-Chief of Kauppalehti, the leading business media in Finland

Alma Media Corporation                              Press Release                      16 February 2023 at 9:00 a.m. 


Riina Nevalainen (42), Master of Arts, has been appointed as the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Kauppalehti, the leading business daily in Finland and Director, responsible for editorial work at Alma Talent. Since 2019, Ms. Nevalainen has been the Editor-in-Charge of news activities in major regional newspaper in Tampere region, Aamulehti and has been responsible for the last few years for Aamulehti's local media in Pirkanmaa (Tampere region). Prior to this, Nevalainen has had a long journalistic career as a news manager in Aamulehti and as a reporter of the digital Aamulehti. Riina Nevalainen has received the Great Journalist Award for her work as Journalistic Manager of the Year in 2020 in Finland. 

Nevalainen will start in her new position in May at 2023 at the latest. She will report to Alma Talent CEO, Juha-Petri Loimovuori

“It is a great pleasure for me to welcome Riina back to Alma. The strategy of Kauppalehti and Alma Talent Media relies heavily on subscription-based digital media, of which Riina has insight and strong experience. The future success of media requires a growing and diversifying audience as well as fresh perspectives on journalism and storytelling. We have the best business reporters in the country and the new Executive Editor-in-Chief has a task to enable them to succeed in the best possible way,” Juha-Petri Loimovuori says and continues: “This serves also as a milestone for the 125-year-old Kauppalehti: it will now receive the first woman in its history as the Executive Editor-in-Chief.” 

“It is a fantastic opportunity to lead the editorial work of Kauppalehti and Alma Talent. Kauppalehti is the foundation for business reporting in Finland, and it has potential to reach even wider range of readers. Digital journalism has already established its place in the everyday life of readers, yet we are at the beginning of the development path. Going forward, experiences and deeper content are highlighted alongside the news. Different forms of narrative, from audio to data journalism, open new opportunities, not to mention the potential of AI. Behind it all, however, is a team of professionals in business reporting who discover the news and phenomena,” says Riina Nevalainen. 

In connection with the appointment, the Editor-in-Chief of the Arvopaperi media, Finland’s only multichannel media focusing exclusively on investing, will also change from 18 February 2023. The new Editor-in-Chief is Master of Arts Ninni Myllyoja. Ms. Myllyoja will continue to lead the Alma Talent's joint editorial office, responsible of the stock exchange content also in Kauppalehti and Talouselämä, the largest weekly economic magazine in the Nordic countries, published by Alma Talent.  

Jussi Kärki, Editor-in-Chief of Talouselämä, will serve as the acting Editor-in-Chief of Kauppalehti until Riina Nevalainen starts in her new post. 

Further information: 

Juha-Petri Loimovuori, Managing Director, Alma Talent Oy, tel. +358 500 511 036 

Riina Nevalainen, tel. +358 50 348 1294 

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is an international company of digital media, marketplaces and services with a strong capacity for renewal. We inspire human curiosity and choice by creating services that combine technology and content with a local heart. In Finland, our best-known brands include Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Iltalehti,, Nettiauto and Nettimoto. Our recruitment services include and in the Czech Republic, in Slovakia and in Croatia.

In Finland, our business operations include leading housing and automotive marketplaces, financial and professional media, national consumer media and content and data services for businesses and professionals. Alma Media’s international business in Eastern Central Europe, Sweden and the Baltic countries consists of recruitment services and an online marketplace for commercial properties.

Alma Media operates in 11 countries in Europe and employs approximately 1,700 professionals. Alma Media’s revenue from continuing operations was EUR 309 million in 2022 of which the share of digital business was 81%. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at

  • Published: 16.2.2023, 09:00
  • Category: Press release

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