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Rapala VMC Corporation appoints new President and CEO

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Following the presentation of its results for 2019, Rapala VMC announced the appointment of Nicolas Warchalowksi as President and CEO.

Rapala VMC Corporation has appointed Nicolas Warchalowski as its new President and CEO.

He succeeds Jussi Ristimäki who resigned as CEO in September and will take up his new position on March 1. Board Chairman, Louis d’Alançon was interim CEO before a permanent appointment.

“We are very excited to welcome Nicolas as our new CEO after an extensive international recruitment process. He possesses the strong leadership skills and solid capabilities required to take Rapala to its next stage,” said d’Alançon.

“I feel greatly honoured and thrilled to join the legendary company, Rapala VMC. I fished with its products growing up and to get the opportunity to carry on its legacy and to join such a committed and ambitious team feels really exciting,” said Warchalowski.

He has had an extensive career in the international consumer sector and a strong track record in developing businesses. Before joining Rapala, Warchalowski has been CEO at BabyBjörn (2018-2019), Peak Performance (2014-2018) and Haglöfs (2011-2014).

In his early career he worked in the USA and Austria for Red Bull and Proctor & Gamble in Sweden.

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