Members of the Board of Directors

Jaakko Eskola

Chairman of the Board

Jaakko Eskola

Born 1958, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Eng.)
Current position: President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 2015.
Previous positions: 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.
Positions of trust: Member of the board of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion.
Previous positions of trust: President of the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC) from 2008 to 2011.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 0



Elisabet Salander Björklund 2018Elisabet Salander Björklund

Vice Chairman of the Board

Born 1958, Swedish citizen
M.Sc. in Forestry

Chairman of the Board: SweTree Technologies AB
Board memberships: AB Karl Hedin, Arevo AB, Firefly AB, Gasum Ltd
Previous positions: 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.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 5,040

 

Alexander Ehrnrooth 2018Alexander Ehrnrooth

Member of the Board

Born 1974, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA

Current position: President and 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.

Independent of the company, and non-independent of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 14,717,714



Johannes GullichsenJohannes Gullichsen 2018

Member of the Board

Born 1964, Finnish citizen
B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA

Chairman of the Board: Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, Alfakemist Kapitalförvaltning Ab, RAM Partners Oy
Board memberships: GasEK Oy, Nukute Oy
Previous positions: Senior positions at RAM Partners Oy, eQ Bank Oy; a board member of Ahlström Capital Oy, RAM Partners Oy, RAM Partners Alternative Strategies plc and Walter Ahlström Foundation.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 415,955

 

Lasse Heinonen 2018Lasse Heinonen 

Member of the Board

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

Independent of the company, and non-independent of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 0

Hannele Jakosuo-JanssonHannele Jakosuo-Jansson 2018

Member of the Board

Born 1966, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Eng.)
Current position: SVP, Human Resources, HSSEQ and Procurement, Neste Corporation
Board memberships: Nynas AB
Previous positions at Neste Oil Corporation: Vice President, Human Resources, Oil Refining 2004-2005; Laboratory and Research Manager, Technology Center 1998-2004.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 3,600
  


Harri-Pekka KaukonenHarri-Pekka Kaukonen 2018

Member of the Board

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

Independent of the company and of its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 4,868

 

Valerie Mars 2018Valerie A. Mars

Member of the Board

Born 1959, U.S. citizen
BA, Yale University; MBA, Columbia Business School
Current position: Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development for Mars, Incorporated
Board memberships: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Royal Canin, 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; Controller with Whitman Heffernan Rhein.

Independent of the company and its significant shareholders.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 14,680

Nathalie Ahlström

Member of the Board

Born 1974, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Tech.), Åbo Akademi University. 
Current position: Managing Director of Fazer Confectionery and member of the Fazer Group Management Team since 2018 
Previous positions: Senior positions at Amcor Ltd: VP & GM, High Performance Laminates, 2016-2018; Director Strategy and M&A, 2014 –2016; VP & GM Indonesia, Singapore and India / VP Strategy & M&A South and Southeast Asia, 2012-2014. Huhtamäki Oyj,  Director Strategy and Business Development and other roles within strategy, business development and sourcing, 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.

 

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