LAURI HELVE APPOINTED TO ALMA MEDIA CORPORATIONS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD FROM 1 MAY 1999
ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN 30 APRIL 1999, 11.00 AM
LAURI HELVE APPOINTED TO ALMA MEDIA CORPORATIONS GROUP EXECUTIVE
BOARD FROM 1 MAY 1999
Mr Lauri Helve (56) has been appointed to the Group Executive
Board of Alma Media Corporation from 1 May 1999. He will also
continue as editor-in-chief and publisher of Kauppalehti. On the
Group Executive Board, Mr Helve will be responsible for bringing a
journalistic perspective to business management and planning in
the Alma Media Group.
Kauppalehtis editor-in-chief and Kustannus Oy Kauppalehtis
publisher, Mr Lauri Helve (56), has been appointed to the Group
Executive Board of Alma Media Corporation from 1 May 1999. Mr
Helve will continue to hold his present positions. He has been
editor-in-chief of Kauppalehti since 1988. His previous posts
include editor-in-chief of Ilta-Sanomat and head of Helsingin
Sanomats finance and economics editorial department.
Alma Media Corporations CEO Matti Packalén stated that the
purpose of this appointment is to emphasize journalistic quality
and editorial content as the most important competitive factor in
a media companys operations.
-Alma Medias Group Executive Board has so far not had a member
with long experience of practical journalism although over the
years the Group has grown into a company with more than 600
journalists. Mr Helve will be responsible for representing all the
Groups journalists on the Group Executive Board and for offering
his extensive knowhow and perspective, especially in journalistic
issues, for the benefit of the entire Group, Mr Packalén said.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
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