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Katarina Gabrielson appointed as CEO of Oriola


Oriola Corporation Insider information 10 May 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Katarina Gabrielson appointed as CEO of Oriola

Oriola Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Katarina Gabrielson (M.Sc., Swedish citizen) as CEO starting from 10 May 2022. Katarina Gabrielson is currently working as interim CEO and Vice President of the company’s B2B business in Sweden. She has been working in various Director positions at Oriola since 2012.

“The Board of Directors commenced the recruitment process immediately after Elisa Markula’s resignation in February 2022. After careful evaluation, I am very pleased that we have found an excellent internal successor who is very well equipped to take over the role permanently. Katarina Gabrielson combines strong experience and expertise in Oriola’s businesses after various positions in the company. She has a proven track record of Oriola’s transformation journey and has shown her capability to take rigorous turnaround actions forward. We warmly welcome Katarina to this permanent CEO position in Oriola,” says Panu Routila, Chairman of the Board of Oriola Corporation.

“I am excited by this opportunity to lead Oriola, an organisation that has meant so much to me in my career. I am extremely committed to take the turnaround actions forward. I have skilled teams in Oriola and together with all employees, we will continue the decided steps on the company’s transformation journey that started last year. I want to thank the Board of Directors for their trust in me,” says Katarina Gabrielson.

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CV – Katarina Gabrielson
Born 1969
Swedish citizen

Primary career

March 2022- present Interim CEO of Oriola Corporation

January 2022-present Vice President, Oriola Sweden and member of the Oriola Management Team

2019-2021 Vice President, Business Area Retail and member of the Oriola Management Team

2017-2018 Director of Business Unit Retail

2012-2016 Director of Business Unit Pharmacy

Before joining Oriola several positions in the retail sector in various roles within companies such as Axfood and Reitan.

Photo of Katarina Gabrielson is attached to this release.

Further information:

Panu Routila
Chairman of the Board
Oriola Corporation
Tel. +358 40 588 5343 (Tuula Lehto, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability)

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