We are sad to report that Kemira’s long-serving President & CEO, Jari Rosendal, has died after a short illness on July 31, 2023.
Rosendal was 58 years old and served as Kemira’s President & CEO since 2014. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Neste Oyj, Finnish Chemical Association and European Chemical Industry Council Cefic. Before joining Kemira he had a long career in the mining industry.
He was a leader whose main focus was always the safety and wellbeing of employees. Under his leadership, Kemira’s profitability improved significantly and the strategic focus shifted towards sustainable profitable growth.
Kemira announced on July 18, 2023 that Rosendal would leave his position on the Board of Directors and as President & CEO in 2024 at the latest and that Kemira’s Board of Directors would initiate a search for his successor. CFO Petri Castrén will act as Interim President & CEO until the new President & CEO is confirmed.