Kotipizza Group Oyj: Heidi Stirkkinen appointed as Kotipizza's Chief Operating Officer

Kotipizza Group Oyj
Stock exchange release 4.4.2017, 9am (EEST)
Heidi Stirkkinen appointed as Kotipizza's Chief Operating Officer

MSc Econ Heidi Stirkkinen (born in 1968) has been appointed as the Kotipizza Group's Chief Operating Officer and member of the Kotipizza Executive Board. Stirkkinen has previously worked as Country Manager for Groupe SEB Finland that represents the brands OBH Nordica and Tefal, as well as the Iittala Group's Retail Concept and Operative Director. Stirkkinen will start in her new position by 4 October 2017.

"First and foremost, Kotipizza exudes passion for doing its own thing and developing continuously. It is a modern brand, strongly anchored in our times and heading for great opportunities. I am very glad to be part of building an even stronger Kotipizza concept", Heidi Stirkkinen says.

"Heidi has a remarkably strong background in both operative sales and strategic marketing. It is a rare combination, and exactly what we need. I believe that Heidi will help us make Finland's best customer experience even better", says the Kotipizza Group's CEO Tommi Tervanen.

Kotipizza Group Oyj
Tommi Tervanen, CEO

For more information: 
Tommi Tervanen, CEO
tel. +358 207 716 743

Timo Pirskanen, CFO
tel. +358 207 716 747

Kotipizza Group in brief
Kotipizza is a Finnish pizza chain founded in 1987. At the end of financial year 2016, the number of restaurants stood at 257. In 2016, the sales of Kotipizza restaurants were EUR 89.9 million. The Kotipizza Group's net sales were EUR 66.6 million for the financial year 2016 with a comparable EBITDA of EUR 6.73 million, respectively.

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Source: Kotipizza Group Oyj via Globenewswire