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

(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)

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on 31, December 2017: 0

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, 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.

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