Petteri Karttunen has been appointed as SEB’s new country manager in Finland. He is currently head of SEB Gyllenberg and Wealth Management in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He succeeds Jan Stjernström, who was appointed Head of Investments, a global business area within the Life Division. Stjernström will also take on the role of deputy head of SEB Trygg Liv in Sweden. Karttunen, who has worked within Gyllenberg since 1988, will keep his previous responsibilities in his new role. In addition, the new head of merchant banking in Finland is Marcus Nystén, currently global head of foreign exchange – a responsibility that he will retain. Karttunen, Stjernström and Nystén will assume their positions on 1 September 2007.
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