The Managing Director of the Finnish Fair Corporation, Pentti Kivinen, will retire on 1 August 2011. He will be succeeded by Mr Christer Haglund, 51, who will be Managing Director from 1 August.
Mr Haglund was formerly Finnair Group's Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. Prior to that he has worked as a journalist, as well as holding various media positions with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in Finland, Sweden and the United States.Pentti Kivinen, has made a huge contribution to Finnish Fair Corporation operations. Under his guidance, the company has developed into the leading Finnish event centre. Christer Haglund will bring a creative and strategic perspective to the Corporation, as well as strong expertise in international communications, marketing and networking. These qualities are ideally suited to tackling the Finnish Fair Corporation's future challenges, states Keijo Suila, Chairman of the Finnish Fair Corporation's Board of Directors.