Kemira Oyj

Kemira Oyj

Kemira Oyj

Date Founded



Porkkalankatu 3,Helsinki, Uusimaa 00180

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Engineering, Construction & Architecture

Company Description

Kemira Oyj engages in the provision of water quality and quantity management solutions, which improves energy, water, and raw material efficiency. It operates through the following segments: Paper, Municipal and Industrial, Oil and Mining, and ChemSolutions. The Paper segment provides customers with products and product packages that improve profitability, raw material and energy efficiency, and promote sustainable development. The Municipal and Industrial segment offers water treatment chemicals for municipalities and industrial customers. The Oil and Mining segment includes chemical extraction and process solutions for oil and mining industries. The ChemSolutions segment offers chemical products and customer-driven solutions to the food, feed, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Group General Counsel Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Interim President, Paper Segment & Asia Pacific

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

President Segment Industry & Water & Head of Region EMEA

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence

President Segment Pulp & Paper & Head of Region APAC

Board of Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Oras Invest Oy

Director at Economic Education Foundation, Inc.

Member-Strategic Board at CEMS The Global Alliance in Management Education

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at National Cooperative Refinery Association

President & Chief Executive Officer at Orion Oyj

Chief Executive Officer at M+W Group GmbH

Executive Vice President-Renewable Products at Neste Corp.

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