Michaela Haglund has been appointed Senior Vice President responsible for Human Resources and a member of the Group Management Team as of 11th August 2022. As of September 2022, Kati Pallasaho, Lindström Group’s SVP Strategy, and member of the Group management team, will take over the responsibility for Ecosystems and Sustainability within the Group as Anna-Kaisa Huttunen, current SVP Ecosystems and Sustainability and member of the Lindström Group management team will move on to work for Lindström’s associate company Rester.

Michaela Haglund has more than 15 years of HR experience from global companies in different industries and especially in change management, business strategy, talent building, culture, engagement, and coaching. She holds a Master of Science in Economics degree from Hanken School of Economics and has also completed a Business Leadership Program (BLP) in Duke Corporate Education.

“Michaela´s extensive background in working global organizations together with her ability to build strong partnerships with various stakeholders across a multi-national environment and organizations will clearly benefit also Lindström as we are building HR to support our business and global personnel even better. I am very happy to welcome Michaela to the team”, says Lindström’s President and CEO Juha Laurio.

“I am excited to join Lindström and contribute to the mission and efforts around sustainability and circular economy solutions as the lead of the HR. The company has made a fantastic journey over the past 170 years, and I feel honored to be part of this successful team bringing the business and the innovations forward towards more sustainable solutions for the customers and for the climate”, Haglund comments.

The strategic cooperation between Lindström and Rester to promote the product development aimed at closed loop solution of textiles and the systemic change of the entire textile industry continues strong after the personnel changes. Lindström is a pioneer in its own industry in terms of sustainability: the company has e.g., set itself the goal of recycling 100% of its textile waste by 2025 and aiming for carbon neutrality in 2035.

“Sustainability is at the core of Lindström’s strategy and business development, and I feel that it is natural to lead these responsibilities as one entity. Our sustainability goals are ambitious and therefore very motivating. I am excited about this opportunity to build sustainable growth and grow myself at the same time. Anna-Kaisa has done a fantastic job and I feel privilege to continue from here”, Pallasaho says.

For further information, please, contact:  

Juha Laurio, President & CEO, Lindström Group, tel. +358 40 5016299, juha.laurio@lindstromgroup.com

Michaela Haglund, SVP, HR, Lindström Group, tel. +35840 662 1970, michaela.haglund@lindstromgroup.com

Kati Pallasaho, SVP, Strategy & Sustainability, tel. +358 40 687 1918, kati.pallasaho@lindstromgroup.com


Lindström is a family-owned textile service company based on a circular economy. With 4,700 dedicated employees, we provide responsible and easy-to-use textile services to our customers in Europe and Asia. We offer our customers safe and hygienic solutions to ensure the best possible customer experience and at the same time help them to act more responsibly. In 2021, the Lindström Group’s turnover was EUR 432.5 million.www.lindstromgroup.com/fi