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Rapala VMC Corporation Announces Changes In Global Management Team

Rapala VMC Corporation, Changes board/management/auditors.

Jean-Philippe Nicolle, who is already a member of the Global Management Team and currently the Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer responsible for Business Performance, Finance Controlling and Internal Auditing as of January 1, 2024.

Miikka Tarna has been appointed as a member of Global Management Team and Chief Financial Officer as of January 1, 2024. Tarna has worked for the Rapala VMC Group since 2010 and is currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

Tuomas Akkanen has been appointed as a member of Global Management Team and Executive Vice President, Head of Group Supply Chain and Winter Sports as of January 1, 2024. Akkanen has worked for the Rapala VMC Group since 2017 and is currently head of Group Supply Chain and Winter Sports.

Päivi Ohvo has been appointed as a member of Global Management Team and Executive Vice President, Human Resources, as of January 1, 2024. Ohvo has worked for the Rapala VMC Group since 2005 and is currently head of HR and the Managing Director of Marttiini Oy.

Tuomo Leino has been appointed as a member of Global Management Team and Executive Vice President, General Counsel as of January 1, 2024.  Leino has worked for the Rapala VMC Group since 2019 and is currently Group’s General Counsel, Secretary of the Board and Head of Sustainability.       

Joni Tuominen has been appointed as a member of Global Management Team and Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and IT as of January 1, 2024. Tuominen has worked for the Rapala VMC Group during 2011-2015 and since 2018 and is currently heading the Group’s Global Business Development function.

All persons referred above report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Lars Ollberg.

“I want to congratulate new Global Management Team members for their appointments. Same time I want to remind everyone of the work ahead. This team together with the robust, experienced and professional local managers will ensure the success of Rapala VMC in the years to come.” says President and CEO Lars Ollberg.

About Rapala VMC Corporation

Rapala VMC group is the world’s leading fishing tackle company and the global market leader in fishing lures, treble hooks and fishing related knives and tools. The group also has a strong global position in other fishing categories and Rapala VMC’s distribution network is largest in the fishing industry. The main manufacturing facilities are in Finland, France, Estonia, and the UK. Rapala VMC group’s brand portfolio includes the leading brand in the industry, Rapala, and other global brands like VMC, Sufix, Storm, Blue Fox, Luhr Jensen, Williamson, Dynamite Baits, Mora Ice, StrikeMaster, Marttiini, Peltonen and 13 Fishing as well as Okuma in Europe. The group, with net sales of EUR 274 million in 2022, employs some 1 500 people in approximately 40 countries. Rapala VMC Corporation’s share is listed and traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange since 1998. www.rapalavmc.com.

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