14 March 2007 — Helsinki (FIN): UPM president and CEO Jussi Pesonen, has been named European CEO of the year for the forest products industry by RISI.
RISI is a leading information provider for the global forest industry. RISI’s VP of media products Rhiannon James-van Beuningen said: "The award recognises Pesonen’s role in the ongoing transformation of UPM and the European forest products industry."
He was nominated for the award by a survey of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the forest products industry. The criteria for nomination include leadership, vision and strategic accomplishment.