Management Team

Jan Åström

President and CEO (will retire at the latest on June 30, 2018)

Born: 1956
Citizenship: Swedish
Previous positions: President and CEO, Munksjö AB 2008–2013; President and CEO, SCA AB 2002–2007; Deputy CEO, SCA AB 2000–2002; CEO, Modo Paper AB 1999–2000.
Board memberships: Board member, SEKAB AB; Board member, Sydved AB; Board member, ECO Development AB.
Education: M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

Sakari Ahdekivi

Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Born: 1963
Citizenship: Finnish
Previous positions: Interim CEO, CFO of Ahlstrom, CFO of  Ahlstrom, Managing Director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. Ahdekivi has also held CFO positions at Tamro, YIT, and Huhtamäki as well as worked in various financial controlling positions at ABB. 
Board memberships: Lehto Group Oyj
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Pia Aaltonen-Forsell

Executive Vice President and CFO

Born: 1974
Citizenship: Finnish
Previous positions: CFO, Vacon Plc., 2013-2015. Senior Vice President (SVP) Finance, IT and M&A, Building and Living Business Area, Stora Enso 2012-2013, SVP Group Controller, Stora Enso 2009- 2012. Different positions within Stora Enso 2000-2009. Corenso United 1997-2000.
Board memberships: Helapala Oy, Uponor Corporation
Education: Economics

Daniele Borlatto

Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions

Born: 1969
Citizenship: Italian
Previous positions: President of Release Liners business area at Munksjö Oyj, Executive Vice President at Label and Processing business area for Ahlstrom Corporation 2011–2013; Senior Vice President at Release & Label Papers; Member of Corporate Executive Team in 2007–2010; Employed at Ahlstrom 1990–2013
Education: Studies in Business and Administration

Fulvio Capussotti

Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance

Born: 1972
Citizenship: Italian
Previous positions: Executive Vice President of Filtration & Performance business area at Ahlstrom, Executive Vice President of Building and Energy business area at Ahlstrom,  Executive Vice President of Advanced Filtration business area at Ahlstrom, Employed by Ahlstrom since 2002. 
Education: M.Sc. (Chemical Eng.) 


Andreas Elving

Executive Vice President Legal and General Counsel

Born: 1976
Citizenship: Swedish
Previous positions: Associate General Counsel, Autoliv 2015 -2016; Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, Shanghai and Stockholm 2004-2015; Law Clerk, District Court of Stockholm 2002-2004
Education: Master of Laws

Omar Hoek

Executive Vice President, Specialties

Citizenship: Dutch
Previous positions: Executive Vice President at Specialties business area of Ahlstrom, Excecutive Vice President at Food and Medical business area of Ahlstrom. Hoek joined Ahlstrom in 2011 and prior to that held several senior management roles at Newell Rubbermaid, Avery Dennison and Bell Textron / HESUSA.
Education: M.Sc. (Bus. Adm.)

Åsa Jackson

Executive Vice President Human Resources and Health & Safety

Born: 1964
Citizenship: Swedish
Previous positions: Senior Vice President HR ABB Sweden 2012-2015, different positions within finance, marketing, HR within ABB 1994-2011
Board memberships: Mälardalen University
Education: Master of Business Administration and Economics

Anna Selberg

Executive Vice President Communications and Investor Relations

Born: 1962
Citizenship: Swedish
Previous positions: Communication Consultant and Partner, Astega Advisory AB, 2010-2015; Acting Senior Vice President Communications, SCA, 2010; Vice President Corporate Branding, SCA, 2008- 2010; Vice president Group and Internal Communications, SCA, 2005-2008; Communications Director, SEB Trygg Liv, 1999-2005; Communications Officer, Sveriges Riksbank, 1995-1999
Board memberships: Astega Advisory AB
Education: M.Sc. In Business and Economics

Thomas Wulkan

Executive Vice President, Decor

Citizenship: Swedish
Previous positions: General Management, Business Development and Finance within Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, during 1992-2016. Most recently he served as President Business Unit Middle East, India and Africa, before that as President Business Unit Personal Care Europe (2009-2011) and as President Business Unit Americas (2006-2008).
Education: Business administration, sociology and philosophy

Hans Sohlström

President and CEO starting at the latest on June 30, 2018
Born: 1964
Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: President & CEO of Ahlström Capital Oy
Board memberships: Chairman of the Board at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Chairman of the Board at Enics AG and Vice Chairman of the Board at Destia Oy
Previous positions: 2012-2016 President and CEO of Rettig Group, 1990-2012 various executive and managerial positions at UPM-Kymmene Corporation 
Education: M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

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