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Raisa Jyrkinen appointed as Human Resources Director for Lappset Group Oy

Kesko_Raisa_Jyrkinen_04_webbi.jpg We are delighted to welcome Ms Raisa Jyrkinen as our new Group HR Director as of the 11th of February 2019.

Raisa Jyrkinen has been appointed as Human Resources Director for Lappset Group Oy. She will start working at Lappset’s Helsinki office on 11 February 2019. Raisa will also be appointed a member of the Management Group of Lappset Group Oy.

She has solid experience in human resources and professional competency development and will be joining Lappset from Kesko Oyj, where she has been Director of Talent & Organisational Development since December 2015. Prior to this, she has held a number of wide-ranging expert and managerial positions focussing on staff competence, organisational competence and change management in the chemicals industry for Kemira Oyj and in the ICT sector for IBM Global Business Service Finland.

Her special fields of competence include change management, development of human resources, competence and leadership, participation, enhancement of employer image, coaching and project management in global operating environments. 

By education, Raisa Jyrkinen is a teacher with a master's degree in pedagogy, graduating from Joensuu University in 1996. In addition to her master’s degree, Raisa has attended a wide range of training courses related to human capital development and management of human resources. She has also studied in the United Kingdom and Spain.

Raisa Jyrkinen’s hobbies include travelling, outdoor activities, yoga and reading.

Johanna Ikäheimo, Chairperson of Lappset’s Board of Directors, who has previously handled human resources on top of her other duties, will be leaving Lappset’s Management Group in February to fully focus on her chairperson duties of Lappset’s Board of Directors.

Lappset was inundated with applications from extremely talented and highly competent people for the position of Lappset Group Oy’s Human Resources Director, which also tells something about the interest in the Lappset brand.

We warmly welcome Raisa Jyrkinen to the Lappset team!

Further information:
- Tero Ylinenpää, Managing Director, tel. +358 400 290 234,