Koikkalainen will report to Jan Lång, President and CEO, Ahlstrom. In his new role, Koikkalainen will be responsible for leading and developing the transportation filtration business within Ahlstrom. He will be based in Beijing, China.
Koikkalainen joins Ahlstrom from Metso Corporation, where he has held various senior executive positions from 2000-2012. At present, Koikkalainen is area president, Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd.