Kemira’s long-serving President & CEO Jari Rosendal has died after a short illness on July 31, 2023. Jari 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.
Kemira’s Board of Directors, management and personnel extend their deepest condolences to Jari’s family.
Jari 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. Jari will be greatly missed by colleagues around the world.
Kemira announced on July 18, 2023 that Kemira’s Board of Directors and President & CEO Jari Rosendal had agreed that Rosendal would leave his position in 2024 at the latest and that Kemira’s Board of Directors initiates a search for his successor. CFO Petri Castrén will act as Interim President & CEO until the new President & CEO starts in his position.