09/07/2024 – Management change

Outokumpu appoints Kati ter Horst as President and CEO

Outokumpu Corporation has appointed Kati ter Horst (MBA, M.Sc. Econ.) as President and CEO as of October 9, 2024, at the latest. She will be located in Outokumpu Corporation’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.


Outokumpu appoints Kati ter Horst as President and CEO. © Outokumpu


Kati ter Horst joins Outokumpu from Belgian company Aliaxis S.A., a world leader in fluid management systems, where she has held the position of Divisional CEO EMEA since 2022.

Before Aliaxis, Ms. ter Horst had a long career at Stora Enso, most recently leading the paper division. She has been a member of the Outokumpu Board of Directors since 2016 and Vice Chairman since 2022. Following her appointment, she will resign from the Board at the end of September 2024.

“Kati ter Horst has a strong track record in process industries and extensive international leadership experience from complex business environments. Outokumpu’s Board of Directors is confident that she is the right person to lead the company ahead. Naturally, her experience as an active and respected member of the Board of Outokumpu over the past 8 years is an additional advantage. Her long background with the company provides her profound knowledge and understanding of Outokumpu's business as well as commitment to company strategy. I am very pleased to welcome Kati as the new President+CEO of Outokumpu,” says Kari Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outokumpu Corporation.

“Outokumpu stands tall as a global pioneer in sustainable stainless steel, spearheading innovation and catalyzing the green transition in societies. Thanks to the transformation that has been carried out during the past years, the company is financially stronger than ever. I'm truly honored and excited to get the opportunity to lead Outokumpu into the next phase of our industry's evolution as its global frontrunner, I’m fully committed to Outokumpu’s strategy and excited to take it forward” says Kati ter Horst.


About Outokumpu

Outokumpu is accelerating the green transition as the global leader in sustainable stainless steel. Our business is based on the circular economy: our products are made from 95% recycled materials, which we then turn into fully recyclable stainless steel. This steel is utilized in various applications across society, including infrastructure, mobility, and household appliances. The company is committed to the 1.5°C target to mitigate climate change, and with up to 75% lower carbon footprint than the industry average, customers are supported to reduce their emissions. Outokumpu Corporation employs approximately 8,500 professionals in close to 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

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