Changes in Ahlstrom’s Executive Management Team


Wouter Hut, Chief Procurement Officer, has been appointed as a member of Ahlstrom’s Executive Management Team, effective June 1, 2023. Wouter has been with Ahlstrom and in his current role as Chief Procurement Officer since 2021.

“Wouter plays a key role in ensuring our commercial success and advancing us on our journey to become a global leader in sustainable fiber-based specialty materials. He has proven his ability to lead significant transformation and contributes greatly to our operational excellence through his strong leadership of the Ahlstrom Procurement team,” says Helen Mets, President and CEO of Ahlstrom.

Tarja Takko, EVP, People and Culture will leave Ahlstrom at the end of May to pursue new opportunities outside the company. A new CHRO will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I would like to personally thank Tarja for her commitment, dedication and engagement during her years at Ahlstrom. Tarja has played a strong leadership role in developing the culture and transforming Ahlstrom into the company we are today,” says Helen Mets, President and CEO of Ahlstrom.

“I am happy and honored to have had the opportunity to work with the incredible Ahlstrom team. This has been a very rewarding journey, and together we have achieved so much. Ahlstrom has a unique culture of which I am particularly proud. As I continue my journey, I have every confidence that this team will continue to drive the growth and success of Ahlstrom,” says Tarja Takko.

For further information, please contact:

Katja Ollila, Vice President, Group Marketing and Communications, +358 44 517 0891,

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. Our purpose is to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. Our vision is to be the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company for all our stakeholders. We serve five growing and distinctive end markets, which form the basis for our five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials. Our net sales in 2022 for continuing operations amounted to EUR 3.3 billion and we employ some 7,000 people. Read more at