Stora Enso has appointed René Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start in February 2022 and be based in Stockholm. Hansen is a Norwegian citizen and joins Stora Enso from a position as Vice President, Head of Brand Management at Yara International, a fertilizer company.
Prior to this, he held several global marketing and brand executive roles at companies such as Tomra Systems, Zound Industries and Burton Snowboards. René has spent over 18 years leading development and integration of corporate marketing, brand, design and employee engagement in enterprise-wide communication. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing.
“I am delighted to welcome René Hansen to Stora Enso and to our leadership team. René’s vast experience in strategic brand development will help accelerate our continued transformation as the renewable materials company. His proven ability to connect people, business and sustainability through purpose and experience driven communication will add tremendous value to our organisation. I look forward to working alongside René to elevate our communications and brand to the next level,” says Stora Enso’s President and CEO Annica Bresky.
“I am excited to join Stora Enso. Their pioneering efforts in renewable materials innovation demonstrate what the world needs in order to battle and reverse climate change. Through its ambitious sustainability agenda, aiming for a positive environmental contribution, Stora Enso is perfectly positioned in the circular bioeconomy. I am eager to take on the challenge of developing, launching, and promoting eco-friendly offerings that support a more sustainable future,” says René Hansen.