Sanna Kujala appointed Sales Director

Sales Director Timo Huttunen has decided to leave Viking Malt. He has successfully led the Specialties Business as well as Craft and Partner sales. With his broad and in depth industry knowledge he has significantly contributed to the success of the company during his 18 years at Viking Malt.

We are happy to announce that Sanna Kujala is nominated Sales Director reporting to Annika Wilhelmson.
She will be starting in her new position on the 4th of October. Sanna has joined Viking Malt in 2012 as the Grain Sourcing Manager for Finland. In 2017 she was promoted to Lahti Site Manager and most recently to Director of Supply Chain for Finland, responsible for both current site and the Finmalt project. Prior to Viking Malt Sanna has worked as purchasing manager at Hankkija-Maatalous Oy and as Researcher at MTT Taloustieto. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in Agriculture from Laurea University of Applied Sciences and a Master´s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Helsinki. In 2020, she graduated from eMBA program from Aalto University.

With her wide experience Sanna will lead the Craft and Partner Businesses and play a key role in the strategic development and in building a stronger customer view in our operations. We wish her the best of success in her new position and express our warmest thanks for the past years to Timo.

Background info

Viking Malt sells its products globally to the food, beverage and brewing industries. The company has a long history, today guided by the 5th generation of the same family.

Viking Malt Group has production in 5 countries: in addition to Finland there is a plant also in Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania as well as two plants in Poland. The production capacity is 600 000 t/a and the turnover of the group is appr. 250 million euros and the company employ appr. 260 employees. Viking Malt is the largest malting company in Scandinavia, 5th largest in Europe and 9th in the world. It is the leading company in specialty malt in the global market. Viking Malt Group is owned by Polttimo (62,5 %) and Svenska Lantmännen (37,5 %).

Additional info
Pär-Gustaf Relander, Chairman, +358 50 552 3955
Kasper Madsen, CEO Viking Malt Group, +45 22 14 20 10
Pia Valve, VP HR and Communications Viking Malt Group  +358 40 7700090

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