The CEO of Ahlstrom-Munksjö is appointed by the Board. The CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of the company. The duties of the CEO are governed primarily by the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and the CEO instruction, and the CEO leads the operational activities and prepares information and decisions to support the Board and presents his/her findings at Board meetings. In accordance with the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, the CEO has a right to decide himself on certain urgent matters which otherwise would have required a board decision.
The Management Team consists of the CEO, functional managers and business area managers. The members of the Management Team are proposed by the CEO and appointed by the Board. The members of the Management Team report to the CEO.
The CEO, CFO and functional leaders meet with the business area leaders and other business area management monthly to discuss the business areas’ performance and financial status. In addition, the Management Team meets to discuss issues concerning group performance, strategy, budget, forecasting, business development and other matters relating to the group. In accordance with the policies and guidelines established by the Board, group functions are responsible for business development, distribution of financial resources between the group’s operations, capital structure and risk management. Their duties also include matters concerning group-wide research and development, acquisitions and disposals, purchasing coordination, consolidated financial reporting, Human Resources, internal and external communications, IT, legal matters and coordination and monitoring of safety, environment, sustainability, occupational health and quality, and some major projects.
Previous positions: 2016-2018 President and CEO of Ahlström Capital Oy, 2012-2016 President and CEO of Rettig Group, 1990-2012 various executive and managerial positions at UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Education: M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ.)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 35,516
Deputy CEO and CFO
Previous positions: Interim CEO, CFO of Ahlstrom, CFO of Ahlstrom, Managing Director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. Ahdekivi has also held CFO positions at Tamro, YIT, and Huhtamäki as well as worked in various financial controlling positions at ABB.
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 0
Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions
Previous positions: several senior management positions in general management and in finance and control in Ahlstrom-Munksjö and prior to that in Munksjö since 1998. Between 1985 and 1997 he held various positions within the French Group Saint Gobain, both in Sweden and in France.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 36
Executive Vice President, Filtration and Performance (June 7, 2019 -)
Previous positions: President of Release Liners business area at Munksjö Oyj, Executive Vice President at Label and Processing business area for Ahlstrom Corporation 2011–2013; Senior Vice President at Release & Label Papers; Member of Corporate Executive Team in 2007–2010; Employed at Ahlstrom 1990–2013.
Education: Studies in Business and Administration
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 2018: 24,408
Executive Vice President, North America Specialty Solutions
Citizenship: United States of America
Previous positions: Accounting and Sales Management at International Paper 1991-2005. Vice President Sales & Marketing Thilmany Papers 2005-2013. Vice President Sales & Marketing Expera Specialty Solutions 2013-2018.
Education: B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: n/a
Executive Vice President Legal and General Counsel
Previous positions: Associate General Counsel, Autoliv 2015–2016; Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, Shanghai and Stockholm 2004–2015; Law Clerk, District Court of Stockholm 2002–2004.
Education: Master of Laws
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 3,860
Executive Vice President, Specialties
Previous positions: Executive Vice President at Specialties business area of Ahlstrom, Executive Vice President at Food and Medical business area of Ahlstrom. Hoek joined Ahlstrom in 2011 and prior to that held several senior management roles at Newell Rubbermaid, Avery Dennison and Bell Textron / HESUSA. Education: M.Sc. (Bus. Adm.)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 4,606
Executive Vice President, People & Safety (acting, June 7, 2019 -)
Previous positions: 2018-2019 Vice President HR and BA Business HR at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 2017-2018 Global Head of HR at Qt Company, 2010-2017 Vice President HRD at Ahlstrom and 2001-2010 various managerial development positions at Nokia and managerial HR positions at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Soc.)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: -
Executive Vice President, Decor
Previous positions: Various leading positions within Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA, 1992–2017, most recently as President, BU Middle East, India & Africa and before that President for BU Personal Care Europe, BU Americas, BU Containerboard and SVP Business Development.
Education: Business administration, Umeå University, Sweden
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 0