Arto Toivonen has been appointed as President of Fermion Oy

Arto Toivonen has been appointed as President of Fermion Oy, effective January 1, 2015.

Arto has worked in Orion since 2006 in the Business Development and Alliance Management Department as a Business Development Director.

Before joining Orion Arto worked for Juvantia Pharma Oy as the Vice President of Business Development and a member of Juvantia's management team during 2000-2006. During 1996-2000 he worked in Genencor International B.V. in Leiden, the Netherlands as a Key Account Manager and was responsible for sales of biotechnological products for global customers in several industries.

Arto has a Master of Science (Technology) degree in chemical engineering from the University of Technology in Espoo.

Arto will report to Liisa Hurme, the Chairman of the Board of Fermion and Senior Vice President, Specialty Products business division.

Jorma Mamia will continue as Corporate Security Director as of 1 January 2015.