Board of Directors

Jaakko Eskola

Jaakko Eskola

Chairman of the Board

Born 1958, M.Sc. (Eng.), Finnish citizen
President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation

Primary working experience:
Wärtsilä Corporation, Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO 2013-2015; President, Marine Solutions 2006-2015; Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing 2005-2006; President, Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy 1998-2005; Executive Director, PCA Corporate Finance 1997-1998; various managerial positions in international project finance, Kansallis-Osake-Pankki 1986-1997; Corporate Analyst, Industrialization Fund of Finland, 1984-1986; and Researcher, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 1983-1984

Other positions of trust:
Member of the Board of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 9,080



Elisabet Salander Björklund 2018Elisabet Salander Björklund

Vice Chairman of the Board

Born 1958, M.Sc. in Forestry, Swedish citizen
Board professional

Primary working experience:
Bergvik Skog AB, CEO 2010-2019; Stora Enso Oyj, EVP and member of Stora Enso’s Group Executive team 2005-2010; Claes Ohlson AB, Board member 2000-2010

Other positions of trust:
Member of the Board: AB Karl Hedin, Arevo AB, Firefly AB, Gasum Ltd

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 5,040

 

Alexander Ehrnrooth 2018Alexander Ehrnrooth

Member of the Board

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

Primary working experience:
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

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Aleba Corporation, Belgrano Inversiones Oy, Nidoco AB
Member of the Board: SPA Holdings 1 Oy, SPA Holdings 2 Oy, SPA Holdings 3 Oy, YIT Corporation

Independent of the company, and non-independent of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 14,717,714



Johannes GullichsenJohannes Gullichsen 2018

Member of the Board

Born 1964, B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, Finnish citizen
Entrepreneur and Board professional

Primary working experience:
Senior positions at RAM Partners Oy and eQ Bank Oy; Member of the Board of Ahlström Capital Oy, RAM Partners Oy and RAM Partners Alternative Strategies plc; Vice Chairman of the Board of Walter Ahlström Foundation

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, Alfakemist Kapitalförvaltning Ab, RAM Partners Oy
Member of the Board: GasEK Oy, Nukute Oy

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 415,955

 

Lasse Heinonen 2018Lasse Heinonen 

Member of the Board

Born 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen
President and CEO of 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: Destia Group Plc, Olvi plc and Terveystalo Plc

Independent of the company, and non-independent of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 0

Hannele Jakosuo-JanssonHannele Jakosuo-Jansson 2018

Member of the Board

Born 1966, M.Sc. (Eng.), Finnish citizen
SVP, Human Resources, HSSEQ and Procurement, Neste Corporation

Primary working experience:
Neste Oil Corporation: Vice President, Human Resources, Oil Refining 2004-2005 and Laboratory and Research Manager, Technology Center 1998-2004

Other positions of trust: LUKE (Natural Resources Institute Finland), Member

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 3,600
  


Harri-Pekka KaukonenHarri-Pekka Kaukonen 2018

Member of the Board

Born 1963, D.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Eng.), Finnish citizen
Board professional

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

Other positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: YIT Oyj, Lindström Oy, Suomen Asuntoneuvoja Oy, Suomen Vaka-palvelut II Oy (Touhula varhaiskasvatus) 
Member of the Board: TietoEVRY Corporation

Independent of the company and of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 4,868

 

Valerie Mars 2018Valerie A. Mars

Member of the Board

Born 1959, BA, Yale University; MBA, Columbia Business School, U.S. citizen
Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development for Mars, Incorporated

Primary working experience:
Several positions within the Mars Group including Director of Corporate Development for Masterfoods Europe and General Manager of Masterfoods Czech and Slovak Republics; Controller with Whitman Heffernan Rhein.

Other positions of trust:
Member of the Board: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Royal Canin, Rabobank North America Advisory Board

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 14,680

Nathalie Ahlström

Member of the Board

Born
1974M.Sc. (Tech.), Åbo Akademi University, Finnish citizen
President and CEO of Fiskars Corporation 

Primary working experience:
 
Fazer Group, EVP Confectionery and member of the Fazer Group Management Team 2018-2020; Amcor Ltd, Vice President & GM, High Performance Laminates 2016-2018; Amcor AFAP, Singapore, Vice President 2012-2014; Huhtamäki Oyj, several positions 2005-2012; Pöyry Management Consulting Oy, Analyst and Consultancy positions 1999-2005; Board member of Ahlstrom Corporation in 2012

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 0

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