Mikael Hannus appointed as the new Chair of FTP Board of Directors

Mr Mikael Hannus, Senior Vice-President of Group Innovation, Research and Development at Stora Enso has been elected new Chairperson of FTP Board of Directors.

Mikael Hannus is responsible for technology and investments within Stora Enso. That includes developing new biomaterials and chemicals. With a long experience in a variety of technology areas related to biomass conversion as well as sales and purchasing of products and inputs to the forest products sector, he is eager to support the development of the forest-based sector in the European bioeconomy.

Mr Hannus is also the Executive Secretary of the Marcus Wallenberg foundation.

“The forest sector is in a key role when it comes to the transition towards a sustainable and circular society. It is with honor and a humble mind that I take on the chairmanship of the FTP and looking forward to cooperating with the members and stakeholders towards the targets in the Vision 2040 for our sector”, stated Mikael Hannus.

“We are all very pleased to get Mikael Hannus as the new Chairperson of the FTP Board of Directors. Mikael is a no-nonsense guy with a profound experience of leading innovation and technology projects in the forest-based industries. What Mikael does not know about the sector is probably not worth knowing” stated Johan Elvnert, Secretary General of FTP.

See the Press Release.