August 7 2020

Kalle Kettunen appointed Managing Director of Algol Chemicals

Finnish Distribution Group names Industry Veteran to Leadership Position in Chemicals

Privately owned multi-branch industrial and healthcare products supplier Algol Group (Espoo, Finland) has announced the appointment of Kalle Kettunen as Managing Director of it’s  largest subsidiary Algol Chemicals Oy effective 15. August 2020.

Kettunen, who holds an M.Sc. (Tech.) and a MBA degree, has previously held management positions in the chemical and the paper industry in Finland, Sweden and China, Algol said in the statement.  He joins from Finex Oy, a supplier of Chromatographic Separation Resins and other Specialty Resins, since 2016 owned by Johnson Matthey,  where he was Managing Director. Before that he was CEO of Telko Ltd., a supplier of plastic raw materials and industrial chemicals.

In a releted move, Frederik Hansson, who has served as Managing Director “ad interim” since December 2019 when previous Managing Director Juha Jokinen decided to leave the comany, will return back to his normal role on the company’s Management Board.

Source: Algol website, Finex website, DistriConsult analysis

HGE – DCG / 07.08.2020

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