Appointment in Ahlstrom’s Executive Management Team

Appointment in Ahlstrom’s Executive Management Team

Tampere, Finland, December 8, 2022 – Effective January 1, 2023, Jacques Lafon will take on the role as Executive Vice President of the Healthcare division of Ahlstrom. As a new member of the Group Executive Management Team, he will bring his valuable industry knowledge and insights to the healthcare business development and transformation journey of the company. Together with the executive leadership team, Jacques will continue to lead diligently towards achieving the company’s strategic ambition to become the leader in combining fibers into performance materials that Purify and Protect for a Sustainable World.

Jacques brings over twenty years of extensive experience in the healthcare industry and he joins Ahlstrom directly from his own MedTech consulting company, helping PE firms acquire medical companies. Prior to this, Jacques held several global management positions in companies like Cardinal Health and Hill-Rom.

“I am excited and proud to join Ahlstrom. The company mission, in helping the healthcare industry become more sustainable, is inspiring and I look forward to working with our customers to develop solutions together. I am also eager to meet the Healthcare Division team to further develop our success in the market,” says Jacques Lafon.

“I am truly inspired to welcome Jacques Lafon to Ahlstrom’s Executive Management Team as the new EVP of Healthcare. I look forward to the valuable insights and knowledge that he will bring to the company. His experience will help us achieve our goal as the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company,” says President and CEO Hans Sohlström.

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. Our purpose is to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. Our vision is to be the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company for all our stakeholders. We serve five growing and distinctive end markets, which form the basis for our five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials. Our pro forma net sales 2021 for continuing operations amounted to EUR 2.6 billion and we employ some 7,000 people. Read more at

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