Wood-based biorefineries pave the way to successful bioeconomy

Marko Janhunen, Vice President, UPM Biorefining


Marko Janhunen is responsible for stakeholder relations at UPM Biorefining. UPM Biorefining consists of UPM Pulp, UPM Timber and UPM Biofuels businesses and wood sourcing and forestry operations of UPM. The Business Area turnover is approximately two billion EUR.

The Biorefining Stakeholder Relations team manages broad range of issues relating to sustainability, forest certification, internal and external communications, marketing communications, mill communications and public affairs.

Marko has been working on public policy issues related to sustainability, environmental and energy issues, public policy and corporate responsibility for almost 20 years with experience from all continents.

Marko is board member and previous Chair of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB).

Marko holds a Master’s Degree in Political History issued by the University of Helsinki, a Masters in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and an Executive MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics.

He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German and French.

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