Master of Laws, M.Sc. (Econ.), Ritva Vuorinen, 48, has been appointed as HR Director, Compensation and Benefits in SanomaWSOY Corporate Centre. Vuorinen will start in her new position on 1 November 2008. She reports to the Group's Chief Human Resources Officer Ben Tiesnitsch.

Vuorinen has been working in stainless steel company Outokumpu since 1984 in various positions in Finance and HR area, lastly as Vice President, Performance, Compensation and Benefits.

SanomaWSOY provides information, experiences, education and entertainment to millions of people. In 2007, SanomaWSOY's net sales totalled EUR 2.9 billion and our EBIT was EUR 344 million. The media group employs nearly 20,000 people.