Petri Kemppinen Gets Tapped CEO of

The org promotes and financially-backs movies and TV programs from the Nordics

Petri Kemppinen has been tapped CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Kemppinen is currently head of production at the Finnish Film Foundation. He previously served  as VP of Nordisk Film & TV Fond from 2008 to 2010 and substitute board member from 2011 to 2013.

The exec takes over Hanne Palmquist who is joining Swedish broadcasting corporation SVT as commissioning editor for drama.

“During the past few years Nordic television drama, documentaries and fiction films have achieved  wonderful international recognition and great audiences (…). I am thrilled to join the Fund to keep these golden times and this visibility going,” said Kemppinen.

The appointment will be effective on Nov. 1.

Launched in 1990, Nordisk Film & TV Fond aims at promoting and financially-back film and TV productions in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more