Helen Mets has been appointed President and CEO of Ahlstrom, a provider of fiber-based materials, effective January 1, 2023.
Mets will succeed current President and CEO Hans Sohlström, who has contributed greatly to Ahlstrom’s success since 2016, according to the company. Hans will leave Ahlstrom at the end of December to pursue new opportunities outside the company.
Mets is an international business leader with more than 30 years’ experience. She has held a range of senior executive leadership roles at Avery Dennison, the family company Pon, and at Royal DSM, where, as Executive Vice President of Materials, she led the successful growth transformation, carve-out and divestment of the Specialty Materials businesses.
Since December 2021, she has also served on the Ahlstrom Board of Directors.