Scandic has recruited Aki Käyhkö as Country Vice President and head of operations in Finland. Aki Käyhkö has a strong commercial background and is currently CEO for Palace Kämp Group, a Finnish hotel and restaurant group. Aki will bring experience in combination with strong leadership skills, to further strengthen Scandic’s Finnish organization. He will also be part of the Scandic Group Management Team and starts March 5, 2012.”Aki Käyhkö´s strong leadership skills and experience from efficient teambuilding makes him the ideal person to further strengthen Scandic´s already well established brand and market position in Finland. I now welcome Aki to lead the important challenges ahead with two major hotel openings, in Tampere and Helsinki, this year”, says Anders Ehrling, President and CEO of Scandic.
“I am delighted to be a part of the highly competent and professional Scandic team in Finland, they have a reputation for delivering good business results and Scandic is well known as the leading hotel chain in the Nordics”, says Aki Käyhkö, newly appointed Country Vice President for Scandic in Finland.
Aki Käyhkö has long experience from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Hartwall (part of Heineken group) and is currently CEO for Palace Kämp Group, a Finnish hotel and restaurant group.
“I am very pleased with the results the Finnish part of our hotel chain has delivered so far, lead by former head of Finnish operations Aarne Hallama, who due to health reasons unfortunately is unable to continue in his current role”, says Anders Ehrling.For more information, please contact:
Christine Kullgren, Head of Corporate Communications, Scandic, +46 709 73 56 34
Kati Puukko, PR Manager Scandic Finland, +358 40 563 70 49