New experts to Stockmann Retail’s Management Team

According to the new strategy, Stockmann Retail division’s focus is on the Stockmann department stores and the online store. Stockmann Retail’s goal is to offer a top-notch shopping experience both online and in the department stores. Stockmann’s future selection will have a stronger focus on fashion, cosmetics, Stockmann Delicatessen and home products.

To support its new strategy Stockmann has appointed Ursula Blässar as Marketing Director and Anna Salmi as Director of Digital Retail. They will both join the Stockmann Retail Management Team.

Ursula Blässar, M.Sc. (Econ) has over 20 years’ experience in leading consumer brands, marketing and sales, including marketing management positions at Lumene and Iittala. Ursula Blässar will join Stockmann on 1 June 2015.

Anna Salmi, M.Sc. (Econ) is currently Head of Sales and Marketing at Aurinkomatkat. She has a strong experience in leading eCommerce and digital marketing at Aurinkomatkat and Finnair. Ursula Blässar will join Stockmann on 15 August 2015.

”Stockmann’s turnaround demands new thinking, omnichannel solutions and an ever stronger focus on the customer. I believe that both Ursula and Anna will bring us the talent needed for a change”, says Jouko Pitkänen, Director of Stockmann Retail.

Director of Stockmann Food Chain Susanna Ottila, Director of Flagship Store Helsinki Kristina Inkiläinen and Director of Regional Stores Tuija Wänttinen have also been appointed to the Stockmann Retail’s Management Team. All members of the Management Team will report to Jouko Pitkänen.

Further information:
Jouko Pitkänen, Director, Stockmann Retail, tel. +358 9 121 3858
Stockmann Media Desk, tel. +358 9 121 3089