Stora Enso received the highest scores in the FINDIX report, which was published for the first time today. The study examined the diversity of 89 Finnish companies through five different variables. These include gender distribution, age distribution, international background, educational background and industry-specific background of management teams and board of directors. The variables are based on the Finnish Securities Market Association’s corporate governance code, where they are highlighted as factors promoting diversity. “At Stora Enso, we believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and we aim to reflect the societies in which we operate. Diverse working teams enable us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking, contributing to better decision-making,” says Karl-Henrik Sundström, Stora Enso’s CEO. Click read more below for additional detail.
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the appointment of Devin W. Stockfish to vice president of Western Timberlands, and Kristy T. Harlan to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Both changes will be effective January 1, 2017.
Stockfish currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, he will lead the company’s Timberlands operations in Washington and Oregon. Stockfish will report to Rhonda D. Hunter, senior vice president of Timberlands.
“Devin is a proven leader who has been instrumental in transforming Weyerhaeuser into a focused timber, land, and forest products company,” said Doyle R. Simons, president and chief executive officer. “This move will further expand Devin’s operations expertise, and our Western Timberlands operations will benefit from his strategic insights and ability to deliver results as this business continues to sustainably meet the needs of our customers and drive value for our shareholders.”
Harlan joins Weyerhaeuser from the law firm of K&L Gates LLP, where she is a partner focusing on corporate, securities and business-related transactions, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate governance. In her new role, she will lead the company’s Law department. Harlan will join the company as a senior vice president effective November 28, and assume her new role as general counsel and corporate secretary on January 1. She will report directly to Simons.
“Kristy’s extensive legal and business expertise will be a great asset to Weyerhaeuser,” said Simons. “I’m looking forward to the energy and insights she will bring to our legal team and to the company.”