Hehku wellbeing chain to strengthen its retail expertise

Oriola Corporation press release 9 May 2018, at 9:00 AM

Hehku wellbeing chain to strengthen its retail expertise

The retail expertise of Oriola and Kesko’s Hehku wellbeing chain is being strengthened. From May 8, 2018 Timo Pesonen, Vice president, Finance, Kesko’s grocery trade, has started as the interim Managing Director of Hehku. Pesonen has earlier worked as the Managing Director of Indoor Group (Asko ja Sotka) and Country Director for Kesko’s building and technical trade.

Tuomas Mattelmäki, who has been the Managing Director of Hehku until now, will leave the company.

Tuomas Mattelmäki´s expertise has played a central role in starting up the new Hehku chain, and we thank him for his work. Hehku’s interim Managing Director Timo Pesonen has solid experience in customer centric retail and chain operations. These areas, as well as online trade will be the focus areas in Hehku’s development”, says Kimmo Virtanen, Oriola’s Executive Vice President for Services Business and Hehku’s Chairman of the Board.

Pesonen will act as Hehku’s interim Managing Director until the new Managing Director is appointed. Appointment is expected to take place by the end of this year.

More information:

Oriola:
Kimmo Virtanen, EVP, Services Business, p. +358 10 4292 069
Tuula Lehto, Group Communications Director, p. +358 40 5885 343

Kesko:
Ari Akseli, EVP, grocery trade, p. +358 50 5023 612
Anni Sironen, Communications Manager, grocery trade, p. +358 40 5432 238