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Kone Corporation, stock exchange release, October 16, 2020 at 9.00 a.m. EEST

Changes in the KONE Executive Board - Tricia Weener appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Tricia Weener, BA (Hons), has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, as of January 18, 2021. She will join the KONE Executive Board and report to Henrik Ehrnrooth, President and CEO, KONE Corporation. Tricia will be based in Espoo, Finland.

Tricia joins KONE from HSBC, where she has most recently served as Group Head of B2B Marketing. During her 11 years at HSBC, she has held several leadership roles in the fields of brand, marketing and communications mostly in Asia. Prior to HSBC, she ran her own marketing agency serving large multinational customers across numerous industry sectors including financial services, retail, luxury goods, drinks, FMCG, travel and sports.

Tricia succeeds Max Alfthan who stepped down from his role as Executive Vice President in March 2020 to focus on non-executive and advisory duties. Current interim EVP of Marketing and Communications, Susanne Skippari will concentrate on her duties as Executive Vice President of Human Resources from January 18, 2021 onwards.

"I am delighted to welcome Tricia to KONE and to the Executive Board. She is a marketing leader with a strong customer and commercial focus. Tricia brings the experience in developing diverse high-performance global teams, which deliver strong results. Her proven track record in developing digital marketing and sales channels as well as digital offerings will be important in taking KONE's commercial and marketing capabilities to a new level." says Henrik Ehrnrooth, President and CEO of KONE.

For further information, please contact:

Susanne Skippari, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Marketing and Communications (at interim), KONE Corporation, tel. +358 400 955 670

Sender:

KONE Corporation
Henrik Ehrnrooth
President and CEO

Susanne Skippari
Executive Vice President
Human Resources

 

About KONE

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

www.kone.com

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization, which add value to the life cycle of any building. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in.