President and CEO, Metso
b. 1956, M.Sc. (Eng.)
Matti Kähkönen has served Metso Corporation and its predecessor companies since 1980. He was appointed as the President and CEO of Metso Corporation as of March 1, 2011. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Team since March 2011. He has been been of the Metso of the Executive Team since 2001.
During his career in Metso Matti Kähkönen worked as Metso Executive Vice President, Deputy to the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Metso Executive Team October 1, 2010 – February 2011, President of Mining and Construction Technology 2008-2011, President of Metso Minerals 2006-2008, and President of Metso Automation 2001-2006. Prior to that, Kähkönen headed the Metso Automation Field Systems business line 1999–2001, and served as Division President of Neles Controls in Rauma Corporation 1993-1999.