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Orion Corporation: Change in Orion Group Executive Management Board as of 1 May 2020


Mr. Markku Huhta-Koivisto, Senior Vice President, Growth Projects and member of the Executive Management Board of the Orion Group will retire in July 2020. He will step aside from his current positions and leave the Executive Management Board of the Orion Group as of 1 May 2020.

Markku Huhta-Koivisto’s responsibilities will be transferred to other members of the Executive Management Board and other management, and no successor to the Executive Management Board for Mr. Huhta-Koivisto will be appointed.

Timo Lappalainen, President and CEO, says:

”Markku Huhta-Koivisto has made a long and distinguished career in Orion. Versatile experience from different positions has given Markku an extremely robust and wide expertise in pharmaceutical business. This has been very valuable for Orion in the development of the company in various stages. It is my pleasure to thank Markku for his excellent contribution when leading various parts of Orion during many decades.” 

Markku Huhta-Koivisto says:

”With wistful feelings I will retire from Orion after 37.5 years of service. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work in many leadership positions in different parts of Orion with very committed and talented professionals. While leaving Orion, I look to the company’s future with a great deal of confidence.”

Orion Corporation

 Timo Lappalainen
President and CEO
Olli Huotari
SVP, Corporate Functions

Contact person:
Timo Lappalainen, President and CEO, Orion Corporation
tel. +358 10 426 3692, +358 50 966 3692

Orion Corporation
Orionintie 1A, FI-02200 Espoo, Finland

Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology, Finnish heritage rare diseases and respiratory diseases for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs. Orion's net sales in 2019 amounted to EUR 1,051 million and the company had about 3,300 employees at the end of the year. Orion's A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.