HELSINKI -- Stora Enso has appointed Micaela Thorström as EVP, Legal and General Counsel and a member of the Group Leadership Team. She will start in her new role in April 2023.
Micaela Thorström joined Stora Enso in 2015 as Legal Counsel and was appointed Vice President of Group Legal in April 2022. Before joining Stora Enso, she held several senior-level positions at Finnish companies and law firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hannes Snellman, Lindholm Wallgren Attorneys and Roschier. She has a well-founded and broad legal background. For over 20 years, Micaela has gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate governance, finance-related legal advice, M&A and capital markets, and she holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.
"I am delighted to appoint Micaela as our General Counsel and welcome her to our Group Leadership Team. Micaela's experience and proven skills will make an important contribution in navigating the compliance and regulatory aspects of accelerating Stora Enso's growth strategy. I want to express my gratitude to Christian Swartling for his excellent work as acting General Counsel during the search for a new General Counsel," says Annica Bresky, President and CEO at Stora Enso.
"Stora Enso's legal team is a core function in enabling Stora Enso's transformation journey towards a regenerative future and work towards our sustainability strategy. The legal team also has a key role in ensuring the conducting of the business in a sound and responsible manner aligned with our values Do What's Right and ethical standards. I am excited to take on the opportunity to work as Stora Enso's General Counsel and as part of the Group Leadership Team drive this work and our values further," says Micaela Thorström.