Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 25 February 2014 at 13:00 CET+1Kirsi Harra-Vauhkonen, 47, has been appointed Managing Director of Sanoma Pro, the Finnish business unit of Sanoma Learning. Kirsi will take over the responsibilities from the present MD, Salla Vainio, as of 1 March 2014.Kirsi has been working for Sanoma Pro in the position of Director Learning Solutions. In this role she has been very involved in Sanoma Pro’s transformation towards digital solutions. In her new role as Managing Director, Kirsi will continue to build on the strategy of Sanoma Pro and will establish a new management team in the next few months. As Managing Director of Sanoma Pro, Kirsi will be part of the Sanoma Learning Leadership Team and report directly to the CEO of Sanoma Learning.“We are very pleased that we have found a successor for Salla Vainio inside the company. We feel that Kirsi is an excellent candidate to take leadership in the transformation towards a digital workflow solutions provider and develop our strong market position in the Finnish market,” comments Jacques Eijkens, CEO of Sanoma Learning.“The learning business is in a very interesting phase at the moment as digital learning solutions have a growing role at our customers’ daily lives. I am very excited about taking the lead of Sanoma Pro and looking forward to continuing the transformation and developing leading learning solutions for the Finnish market. Salla and the strong team at Sanoma Pro have built an excellent market position, which gives us a great basis to build on,” says Kirsi Harra-Vauhkonen.Additional informationSanoma’s Group Communications, Robin Janszen, tel. +31 6 2293 2643, communications@sanoma.comSanoma.comGet the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world.We believe in a world full of opportunities, feelings, reactions and inspiration. A world that you can reach, influence, explore and share. We want to make it yours.Sanoma is a front running consumer media and learning company in Europe. In Finland and The Netherlands we are the market leading media company with a broad presence across multiple media platforms. Our operating markets in Learning are Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. In 2013, Sanoma’s net sales totalled EUR 2.2 billion. Sanoma is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.