Board of Directors

Peter Seligson

Chairman of the Board Peter Seligson 2018
Born: 1964
Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: Partner, Seligson & Co Rahastoyhtiö Oyj
Chairman of the Board: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, Broadius Partners Ltd, Hercculia Oy Ab
Board memberships: Seligson & Co Rahastoyhtiö Oyj and Aurajoki Oy
Other positions of trust: Chairman of Skatte- och Företagsekonomiska Stiftelsen; Member, Folkhälsan
Previous positions: 2001–2014 Board Member, Ahlstrom Corporation. 1991–1997 Managing Director, Alfred Berg Finland. 1987–1991 Head of Sales and trading, Arctos Securities.
Education: Lic. oec. (HSG) 

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 1,078,303

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Elisabet Salander Björklund 2018Elisabet Salander Björklund

Vice Chairman of the Board

Born: 1958
Citizenship: Swedish
Current position: CEO, Bergvik Skog AB
Chairman of the board: SweTree Technologies AB
Board memberships: Firefly AB, Cellutech AB, Marcus Wallenberg Prize Foundation
Previous positions: 2005–2010 EVP, Stora Enso Oyj and member of Stora Enso’s Group Executive team. 2000–2010 Board member, Claes Ohlson AB.
Education: M.Sc. in Forestry

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 4,200

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Pernilla WalfridssonPernilla Walfridsson 2018

Born: 1973 
Citizenship: Swedish
Current position: CFO at Byggmax Group AB (publ) since 2005 
Board memberships: NetonNet Group AB, chairman of the audit committee 
Previous positions: CFO at Power Hemelektronik AB 2003-2005, managerial positions at IKEA 1998-2003 
Education: M.Sc. (Business Administration) 

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 0

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders. 


Alexander Ehrnrooth 2018Alexander Ehrnrooth

Born: 1974
Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: President & CEO of Virala Oy Ab 
Chairman of the Board: Aleba Corporation, Belgrano Inversiones Oyj
Previous positions: Board member of Wärtsilä Corporation 2010-2015, Ahlstrom Corporation 2015-2017 (company merged with Munksjö Oyj on April 1, 2017) and Fiskars Corporation 2005-2018
Education: M.Sc. (Econ), MBA

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 12,161,595

Independent of the company, non-independent of significant shareholders.


Johannes GullichsenJohannes Gullichsen 2018

Born: 1964
Citizenship: Finnish
Board memberships: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy and Vice Chairman of Walter Ahlström Foundation 
Previous positions: Senior positions at RAM Partners Oy, eQ Bank Oy, and has been a Board member of Ahlström Capital Oy, RAM Partners Oy and RAM Partners Alternative Strategies plc. 
Education: B.Sc. (Engineering), MBA

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 341,273

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.


Lasse Heinonen 2018Lasse Heinonen(since September 19, 2018)

Born: 1968
Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: CEO of Ahlström Capital
Board memberships: Destia Oy, Enics Oy, Terveystalo Oyj, Olvi Oyj, Are Oy
Previous positions:  2011-2018 Tieto Plc, CFO;  2015-2016 Tieto Plc, Head of Telecom, Media and Energy; 2004–2011 Leadership roles in Finnair as EVP Cargo & Aviation Services, Deputy CEO and CFO; 1992–2004 Various leadership roles in Novartis Pharma and Sandoz in Finland, Turkey and Switzerland in Finance and Supply chain management
Education: M.Sc. (Econ)

Independent of the company, non-independent of significant shareholders.

Hannele Jakosuo-JanssonHannele Jakosuo-Jansson 2018

Born: 1966

Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: SVP, Human Resources & Safety Neste Oil Corporation
Board memberships: Neste-Jacobs Oy
Previous positions: 1998-2004 Laboratory and Research Manager at the Technology Center of Neste Oil Corporation, 2004-2005 Vice President Human Resources, Oil Refining Neste Oil Corporation  
Education: M.Sc. (Eng.)

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 1,000

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.


Harri-Pekka KaukonenHarri-Pekka Kaukonen 2018

Born: 1963
Citizenship: Finnish
Chairman of the Board: Esperi Care Holding Oy, Suomen Asuntoneuvoja Oy, YIT Oyj, Suomen Vaka-Palvelut II Oy (Touhula varhaiskasvatus) and Lindström Oy 
Board memberships: Tieto Oyj
Previous positions: President and CEO of Sanoma Corporation 2011-2015, various executive positions at Oy Karl Fazer Ab 2003-2011, a partner at McKinsey & Company 1999-2003
Education: D. Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Eng.)

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 4,000

Independent of the company and of its significant shareholders.


Valerie Mars 2018Valerie A. Mars

Born: 1959
Citizenship: US
Current position: Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development for Mars, Incorporated
Previous positions: Several positions within the Mars Group including Director of Corporate Development for Masterfoods Europe and General Manager of Masterfoods Czech and Slovak Republics. Prior to joining Mars, Incorporated, she was a controller with Whitman Heffernan Rhein, a boutique investment company. She began her career with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company as a training program participant and rose to Assistant Secretary. Ms. Mars has served on the Board of Celebrity Inc. a NASDAQ listed company from 1994 to September 2000. She has served on the Mars, Incorporated, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Royal Canin. Additionally, Ms. Mars is a member of the Rabobank North America Advisory Board.
Education: BA, Yale University, MBA, Columbia Business School

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 0

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.


Jaakko EskolaMr. Jaakko Eskola (proposed to be elected)
Born: 1958
Citizenship: Finnish
Educations: M.Sc. (Eng.) Helsinki University of Technology
Current position: President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 2015. Previous positions: Since joining Wärtsilä in 1998 he has held a number of senior positions; Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO, 2013-2015; President, Marine Solutions, 2006-2015; Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing, 2005-2006; Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy, President, 1998-2005. Prior to joining Wärtsilä, Mr. Eskola held positions at PCA Corporate Finance (Executive Director, 1997-1998); Kansallis-Osake Pankki (various managerial positions in international project finance, 1986-1997); Industrialization Fund of Finland (Corporate Analyst, 1984-1986); and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Researcher, 1983-1984).

Mr. Eskola is a member of the board of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion. He was president of the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC) from 2008 to 2011.

 Mr. Eskola is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


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