Pitkanen has worked for Metro International since 1995 and was previously the editor-in-chief of Metro in Sweden. Before this, he spent ten years working at the Swedish paper Aftonbladet. Metro International has also appointed Claire Oldfield to the newly created role of deputy global editor-in-chief. She was previously the deputy editor at City AM, and before this worked at Associated Newspapers on the Daily Mail as its City news editor, as well as on the launch of Money Magazine.
Metro International has appointed Sakari Pitkanen as its global editor-in-chief.