My Life in Treasury
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People in Focus

Ari-Pekka Latti, Group Treasurer, Metsä Group and Co-ordinator, Finnish Association of Corporate Treasurers

Ari-Pekka Latti is the Group Treasurer of the Metsä Group, a Finnish forest industry group with a presence in international markets  whose business operations cover the entire value chain. This starts in the forests from which  the group obtains its wood supplies, continuing through to sawmills  and the wood products industry. As the name suggests, pulp mills produce the pulp (or fibre) which is the main constituent of the carton board used in high quality packaging for items such as medicine, cosmetics and food. Metsä is one of the leading producers  and users of renewable energy in Finland.

Ari-Pekka Latti, Group Treasurer, Metsä Group and Co-ordinator, Finnish Association of Corporate Treasurers

Ari-Pekka Latti began work began work in the financial markets in the early 1990s, with a primary focus on various funding roles,  firstly as the Long-term Funding Manager at SKOP Bank in Helsinki, and then joining Finnish Export Credit Ltd as Senior Manager, Treasury. In 1992 he was appointed  Deputy Director, Head of Funding, Liquidity and Investor Relations of Finland’s State Treasury, where he also served  as the Finnish representative  on the EU EFC Working Group on Government Bonds and Bills from 2001 to 2010, the year in which he joined Metsä.