Press release December 13, 2016 09:00:00 AM CET

Heljo Laukkala from Metso chosen as Risk Manager of the Year

Heljo Laukkala from Metso chosen as Risk Manager of the Year

Metso Corporation's press release on December 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EET

Heljo Laukkala, Vice President, Risk Management at Metso, has been granted recognition as Risk Manager of the Year in Brussels, Belgium.

The award was presented to Laukkala by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) together with Commercial Risk Europe on December 6th, 2016. The Excellence in Risk Management Awards were organized for the first time to honor outstanding individuals for their achievements in the field of risk management.

"I sincerely appreciate this award. Being recognized like this would not have been possible without the outstanding network of Metso risk management professionals and the Finnish risk management association with whom I am privileged to work," Laukkala says.

In recent years, Metso has set up a solid foundation and effective processes for managing different types of risks. All risk management operations are aligned with the company's strategy and business objectives, supporting the continuity of operations, improving people's safety and contributing to overall competitiveness.

"Risk management in our continuously changing operating environment requires constant monitoring and effective networking with multiple stakeholders. For example, nowadays proactive monitoring of the world's political situation has become more and more important. In addition, cyber security is definitely one of the emerging issues that will need more attention in the future," says Laukkala, commenting on the changing landscape of risk management.

Laukkala joined Metso in 2002. He previously worked in the Finnish Defense Forces in international assignments. Laukkala has headed Metso's risk management organization since 2004.

About FERMA

Since 1974, FERMA has been the leading organization for risk management in Europe. It brings together 22 risk management associations in 21 European countries, representing more than 4,700 risk managers operating in a wide range of business sectors from major industrial and commercial companies.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Heljo Laukkala, Vice President, Risk Management, Metso, Tel.+358 40 861 7298, email: heljo.laukkala@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

Image: Heljo Laukkala