Members of the 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: Broadius Partners Ltd, Hercculia Oy Ab
Board memberships: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, 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) 

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 1,304,061



Elisabet Salander Björklund 2018Elisabet Salander Björklund

Vice Chairman of the Board

Born: 1958
Citizenship: Swedish
Chairman of the Board: SweTree Technologies AB
Board memberships: Arevo AB, Gasum Oy, Firefly AB
Previous positions: 2010-2019 CEO, Bergvik Skog AB; 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

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 5,040

 

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
Board memberships: YIT Corporation
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

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

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 14,717,714

 

Jaakko Eskola Jaakko Eskola

Born: 1958
Citizenship: Finnish
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.

Education: M.Sc. (Eng.) Helsinki University of Technology

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Johannes GullichsenJohannes Gullichsen 2018

Born: 1964
Citizenship: Finnish
Chairman of the Board: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy
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

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 415,955

 

Lasse Heinonen 2018Lasse Heinonen 

Born: 1968
Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: CEO of Ahlström Capital Oy
Board memberships: Destia Oy, Enics Oy, Terveystalo Oyj and Olvi Oyj
Previous positions:  2011-2018 CFO, Tieto Plc; 2015-2016 Head of Telecom, Media and Energy, Tieto Oyj; 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.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 0

Hannele Jakosuo-JanssonHannele Jakosuo-Jansson 2018

Born: 1966

Citizenship: Finnish
Current position: SVP, Human Resources & Safety Neste Oil Corporation
Board memberships: Neste Engineering Solutions Oy and Nynas AB
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.)

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 3,600
  

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: 2011-2015 President and CEO of Sanoma Corporation; 2003-2011 various executive positions at Oy Karl Fazer Ab; 1999-2003 Partner at McKinsey & Company

Education: D. Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Eng.)

Independent of the company and of its significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 4,868

 

Valerie Mars 2018Valerie A. Mars

Born: 1959
Citizenship: US
Current position: Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development for Mars, Incorporated
Board memberships: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Royal Canin and Rabobank North America Advisory Board
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

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 14,680
 

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