Finland’s KaiCell Fibers Ltd has appointed Esko Nenola, Forest Engineer, M.Sc. (Business Administration), Director of Wood Supply for the company’s biorefinery venture in Paltamo. He brings extensive international experience in wood sourcing and the entire forest relates value chain, as well as having taken part in corporate restructuring and other strategic tasks. Among his previous management position he was leading the mechanical wood processing operations of Swedwood/IKEA in Russia.
KaiCell Fibers CEO, Jukka Kantola: “Esko is an extremely welcome addition to the KaiCell team, especially since he is already very familiar with the project through our feasibility study, in which he played an important part. Our team can now confidently manage the complete value chain from stumpage to final market; another indication that the venture is in capable hands.”
For his part, Esko Nenola commented: “It feels great to have joined a strong professional team driving a venture with great potential towards realisation.”
KaiCell Fibers Ltd is an independent Finnish company committed to building a novel type of biorefinery in Paltamo, northeast Finland. The venture, which is managed by an experience forest industry team, draws on the abundant, sustainable and largely untapped softwood resources of the Kainuu region, and will process softwood fibres into value-added bio-products. The project will shortly enter the EIA phase.