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FIPP Board appoints directors from BBC Worldwide and A-lehdet Oy

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The FIPP Management Board appointed two new company representatives as Directors at its last meeting on 9 October. 

Appointed were Andrew Moultrie, managing director, consumer products and publishing, BBC Worldwide and, representing the Finnish Periodical Publishers' Association, FPPA, Kaisa Ala-Laurila, CEO of A-lehdet Oy

Andrew Moultrie oversees a portfolio of businesses and activities for BBC Worldwide that include: DVD, EST, Merchandising, Interactive Gaming, Publishing (including Magazines, Books and Audio), Web Properties (,, UK Marketing as well as commercial and brand management of the children’s business globally.   

Andrew Moultrie, BBC Worldwide (Andrew Moultrie, BBC Worldwide)

Currently Andrew’s publishing team publish Top Gear Magazine, Good Food Magazine and the Easy Cook Series. All leading titles in their sectors.

Andrew has held a variety of sales, marketing and creative roles through an international career working with Nike, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo International, Warner Bros. and now the BBC.

Kaisa Ala-Laurila started her career in A-lehdet Oy in 2016 as senior vice president with profit and loss (P&L) responsibility of A-lehdet’s business unit covering the majority of the company brands. She was nominated CEO of A-lehdet on 7 August 2017.

She is a Board member of the e-com business Finnish Design Shop, health business Oma Terveys and health e-com business Hyvinvoinnin Tavaratalo, all three being a part of the A-lehdet Group. 

Kaisa Ala-Laurila, A lehdet Oy (Kaisa Ala-Laurila, A lehdet Oy)

Before A-lehdet Group Kaisa worked for several years as president of Sanoma Lifestyle with P&L responsibility of Sanoma’s magazine business unit.

Download the full 2017-2018 FIPP Management Board as approved by the FIPP Board at its meeting on 9 October 2017. 

FIPP board directors are elected by the FIPP membership to represent their member companies as a part of the policy-making and governance structure of FIPP. The management board is currently made up of 38 company representatives from 20 countries headed up by FIPP chairman Erwin Fidelis Reisch, president and CEO of Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. Vice president is Ralph Büchi, chief operating officer of the Ringier Group & CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland AG. 

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