Kesko names Google’s Country Manager Finland Anni Ronkainen Chief Digital Officer and Group Management Board member

Anni Ronkainen, Google’s Country Manager Finland, appointed Kesko’s Chief Digital Officer and Group Management Board member

HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — M.Sc. (Econ.) Anni Ronkainen, 48, who has been Google’s Country Manager Finland since 2009, has been appointed Kesko’s Chief Digital Officer, responsible for business development, digital business environment and marketing, and a member of the Group Management Board.

Before taking the position of Country Manager, Anni Ronkainen acted as Industry Head  with responsibility for large-scale customers at Google. She has also been the CEO of the McCann Helsinki Group advertising agency and the Business Group Director of Satama Finland Oy which focused on digital media and business solutions.

“Anni Ronkainen will bring global-level digital business knowledge and marketing expertise to Kesko. The digitalisation of retail trade is a strategically important part of our business development  and I’m very pleased that Anni will join our Group Management Board and complement it in these competence areas,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander.

Anni Ronkainen will join Kesko Corporation on 20 April 2015 at the latest.

Further information:
President and CEO Mikko Helander, Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 10 53 22301

Kesko Corporation

Merja Haverinen
Vice President, Group Communications

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