Outokumpu Appoints Kati ter Horst as New President and CEO

Outokumpu Corporation has announced the appointment of Kati ter Horst as its new President and CEO, effective by October 9, 2024, at the latest. Ter Horst, who holds an MBA and a Master of Science in Economics, will assume her role at the company’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

Ter Horst transitions to Outokumpu from Aliaxis S.A., a global leader in fluid management systems, where she has been serving as the Divisional CEO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa since 2022. Her extensive experience in the industry includes a notable tenure at Stora Enso, where she most recently led the paper division. Having been a member of the Outokumpu Board of Directors since 2016 and Vice Chairman since 2022, ter Horst will resign from the Board at the end of September 2024.

“Kati ter Horst has a strong track record in process industries and extensive international leadership experience from complex business environments. Outokumpu’s Board of Directors is confident that she is the right person to lead the company ahead. Naturally, her experience as an active and respected member of the Board of Outokumpu over the past 8 years is an additional advantage. Her long background with the company provides her profound knowledge and understanding of Outokumpu’s business as well as commitment to company strategy. I am very pleased to welcome Kati as the new President & CEO of Outokumpu,” said Kari Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outokumpu Corporation.

Ter Horst expressed her enthusiasm for the new role, stating, “Outokumpu stands tall as a global pioneer in sustainable stainless steel, spearheading innovation and catalyzing the green transition in societies. Thanks to the transformation that has been carried out during the past years, the company is financially stronger than ever. I’m truly honored and excited to get the opportunity to lead Outokumpu into the next phase of our industry’s evolution as its global frontrunner, I’m fully committed to Outokumpu’s strategy and excited to take it forward.”

Ter Horst’s appointment marks a significant milestone for Outokumpu, reflecting the company’s commitment to sustained leadership in the stainless steel industry and its dedication to fostering sustainable practices and innovation. With her proven leadership and deep understanding of the company, ter Horst is poised to drive Outokumpu forward into a new era of growth and industry leadership.

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