Alma Media Corporation Press release 22 June 2016, 9:00 a.m. (EEST)
NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR TALOUSELÄMÄ
Reijo Ruokanen, the Editor-in-Chief of the Talouselämä magazine, will leave his post and the company. Alma Media’s Talouselämä is the largest weekly magazine in the field of business and finance in Finland. Mr Ruokanen will start in his new role as the Editor-in-Chief of Otavamedia Ltd’s Tekniikan Maailma at the beginning of September.
“Reijo Ruokanen has done an excellent job as the Editor-in-Chief of Talouselämä and has become exceptionally popular among our readers. I would have been more than willing to have him on our team and build Alma Talent with him, but I nevertheless wish him the best of luck and success in his new role,” says Juha-Petri Loimovuori, CEO of Alma Talent.
“The demand for quality journalism has not disappeared, and Talouselämä is an excellent example of this. Our circulation has grown despite the long-term stagnation of Finland’s economy. I have been privileged to work at Talouselämä with our amazing editing team and readers. I will surely miss this,” Reijo Ruokanen says.
The recruitment of the new Editor-in-Chief for Talouselämä will start immediately. After the end of Mr Ruokanen’s employment, Managing Editor Emilia Kullas will serve as the acting Editor-in-Chief of Talouselämä.
For more information, please contact:
Juha-Petri Loimovuori, CEO, Alma Talent, +358 500 511036
Reijo Ruokanen, Editor-in-Chief, Talouselämä, +358 40 3424350
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 2,500 professionals (excluding delivery personnel), of whom approximately 30% work outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2015 was EUR 291.5 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.