Board of Directors

Ivano Sessa

Ivano Sessa

Chairman of the Board

Born 1977, Italian citizen
BS (Business Administration)
Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity

Primary working experience:
Bain Capital Private Equity (since 2004), Managing Director and Co-Head of the Industrials vertical; Bain & Company, consultant (1999–2004); Chairman of the Board: Fedrigoni Holding; Member of the Board: Italmatch, MSX International, Autodistribution

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Halvor Meyer HortenHalvor Meyer Horten

Member of the Board

Born 1981, Norwegian citizen, MSc (Econ.)
Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity

Primary working experience:
Bain Capital Private Equity (since 2010), Managing Director in the Industrials Vertical leading Paper & Packaging, and Lead of Nordic activities across sectors; McKinsey (2007–2010), consultant; Member of the Board: Fedrigoni Holding, Nova Austral

Other positions of trust: 
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Alexander Ehrnrooth 2018

 

Alexander Ehrnrooth

Member of the Board

Born 1974, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA
President and CEO, Virala Oy Ab 

Primary working experience:
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom Corporation 2015-2017 (company merged with Munksjö Oyj on April 1, 2017), Fiskars Corporation 2005-2018, Munksjö Oyj 2014-2017 and Wärtsilä Corporation 2010-2015

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Belgrano Inversiones Oy, Nidoco AB
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy, Familjen G.J. Ehrnrooths stiftelse sr, Louise och Göran Ehrnrooth Stiftelse sr, Purmo Group Oyj, Virala Oy Ab

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Peter Seligson

Peter Seligson

Member of the Board 

Born 1964, Finnish citizen, Lic.oec (HSG)
CEO, Ahlstrom Invest B.V.

Primary working experience:
Seligson & Co Rahastoyhtiö Oyj, Partner (since 1997), Alfred Berg Finland, Managing Director 1991–1997, Arctos Securities, Head of Sales and Trading 1987–1991

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Broadius Partners Ltd and Hercculia Oy Ab
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy, Ahlström Capital Oy and Aurajoki Oy; Member of Folkhälsan

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Lasse Heinonen 2018Lasse Heinonen 

Member of the Board

Born 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen
President and CEO, Ahlström Capital Oy

Primary working experience:
Tieto Plc, CFO 2011-2018 and Head of Telecom, Media and Energy 2015-2016; Finnair Oyj, various leadership roles eg. EVP Cargo & Aviation Services, Deputy CEO and CFO 2004-2011; Novartis Pharma and Sandoz, Managerial positions in finance and logistics in Novartis Pharma and Sandoz in Finland, Turkey and Switzerland 1992–2004

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Enics AG
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy, Destia Group Plc, Olvi plc and Terveystalo Plc

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Michael Siefke

Michael Siefke

Member of the Board

Born 1967, German citizen
PhD (Business Administration), MBA
Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity

Primary working experience: 
Bain Capital Private Equity (since 2001), Managing Director, Co-Head of the European Private Equity team and Global Head of the Industrials Vertical; Carlyle (1998–2001), Investment Manager; Member of the Board: Arxada, Stada and Centrient 

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of Right To Play Germany and member of their global leadership council
Member of the Board: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 1 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 2 Oy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy

Independent of the company and non-independent of its significant shareholders

Karl-Henrik Sundström

Karl-Henrik Sundström

Member of the Board 

Born 1960, Swedish citizen
Bachelor (Business Administration), Advanced Management Program at Harvard
Board member of Vestas, NXP Semiconductors and Mölnlycke Healthcare

Primary working experience: 
Stora Enso, CEO (2014–2019), CFO (2012–2013), Executive Vice President for division Paper and Wood Products (2013–2014); NXP Semiconductors, CFO (2008–2012); Ericsson (1985–2007), several managerial positions in Ericsson, including CFO. 

Other positions of trust: 
Chairman of Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), Chairman of the tax delegation for Swedish Business and Commerce and member of the board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Vice Chairmen of Boliden; Board member of Vestas, NXP Semiconductors and Mölnlycke Helthcare. In December 2019, Karl-Henrik Sundström was awarded the decoration of Commander, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, by the President of Finland for long-term work benefiting Finnish interests.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders

Helen Mets-Morris  

Member of the Board 

Born 1969, British and Dutch citizen
BA (Hons), Business & Finance, MBA 
Executive Vice President and CEO of Materials at Royal DSM  

Primary working experience:

Senior Vice President and CEO of DSM Resins & Functional Materials 2017-2021; Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Pon Equipment Division 2013-2017; Vice President & Managing Director of Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflectives 2007- 2013.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders

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