Insider information: Kesko Corporation President and CEO Mikko Helander to retire during 2024

Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander has announced to Kesko’s Board of Directors his intention to take the opportunity to retire from his position during 2024. The Board of Directors has initiated the process of finding a successor for Helander.

Helander has acted as the President and CEO of Kesko since 2015. He joined the company on 1 October 2014 as Deputy CEO and member of Group Management Board. The managing director contract of the President and CEO was revised in 2021 so that Helander was to continue to act as President and CEO for the time being (Stock exchange release on 12 April 2021). Helander was born in 1960 and will turn 64 next year.

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Further information from Esa Kiiskinen, Chair of Kesko’s Board of Directors.

Contacts via Karoliina Partanen, Kesko’s Executive Vice President of Communications, email:, tel. +358 40 584 5298

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