Lea Rankinen has been appointed as Director, Sustainability & Public Affairs at Paulig Group. She will start in this position in the beginning of March 2020 and she is stationed at the Paulig headquarters in Helsinki. 

Lea Rankinen has a strong background in sustainability from retail and service sector. She has experience of developing and managing sustainability strategies, initiatives and stakeholder relations. Lea Rankinen is currently leading the sustainability work of S Group. Her earlier roles include various environmental, quality and sustainability positions at S Group.  

“We are very pleased to get Lea onboard. She has a wide-ranging experience in developing sustainable business. Lea is also an active leader and participator in the societal dialogue around sustainability related topics. Her extensive and diverse experience supports our aim to become a sustainable frontrunner in food & beverage industry”, says Kaisa Lipponen, SVP, Communications and Sustainability at Paulig.  
 
“I am excited about my new role and it’s great to get an opportunity to work in an international family-owned company and continue the company’s story and sustainability work together with other Pauligians,” says Lea Rankinen

Lea Rankinen holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Technology, Aalto University, Finland. She also holds a number of positions of trusts, e.g. Co-Chair of amfori Board – Trade with Purpose, Brussels. In 2017 Lea Rankinen was listed as one of the Top 20 Responsible Leaders in Northern Europe by the Nordic Business Report. 
 
 

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