Executive Management Team

CEO

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. 

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team consists of the CEO, functional managers and business area managers. The members of the Executive Management Team are proposed by the CEO and appointed by the Board, and they 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.

 

Hans Sohlström 2018Hans Sohlström

President and CEO 

Born 1964, M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlström Capital Oy, President and CEO 2016-2018;
Rettig Group, President and CEO 2012-2016;
various executive and managerial positions at UPM-Kymmene Corporation 1990-2012

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 72,215

 

 

Sakari Ahdekivi 2018

Sakari Ahdekivi

Deputy CEO and CFO  

Born 1963, M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development 2017-2019; Ahlstrom Corporation, Interim CEO and CFO 2016-2017; Ahlstrom Corporation, CFO 2014-2017; Tamro Oyj, Managing Director of business operations in Finland and Baltics 2012-2013.
Mr. Ahdekivi has also held various positions as a CFO at Tamro, YIT and Huhtamaki, and senior financial management positions at ABB.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 7,852

 

 

Dan Adrianzon 2018

Dan Adrianzon

Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions

Born 1960, BBA and Economics from the University of Lund, Mechanical Engineer, Swedish citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Executive Vice President, Health & Safety 2018-2019; several senior management positions in general management and in Finance and Control at Ahlstrom-Munksjö and prior to that in Munksjö since 1998; several positions in Finance and Control within the Saint Gobain Group, both in Sweden and in France 1985-1997.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 9,292

 

Daniele Borlatto 2018Daniele Borlatto

Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance Solutions

Born 1969, Degree in Business and Administration, Italian citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions 2017-2019;
Munksjö, Executive Vice President and President for Release Liners 2013-2017;
Ahlstrom, Executive Vice President, Label and Processing 2011–2013; Ahlstrom, Vice President, Release & Label business unit and Supply Chain Label & Processing business area 2010-2011; Ahlstrom, Senior Vice President, Release & Label Papers and member of Corporate Executive Team 2007–2010

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 24,408

  

Robyn Buss

Executive Vice President, Food Packaging & Technical Solutions 

Born 1968, BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, U.S. citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Executive Vice President, North America Specialty Solutions in 2019; Expera Specialty Solutions, Vice President, Sales & Marketing 2013-2018;
Thilmany Papers, Vice President, Sales & Marketing 2005-2013; International Paper, Accountant and Sales Manager 1991-2005
 
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 38,140

 

Markus Westerkamp

Markus Westerkamp

Executive Vice President, Advanced Solutions

Born 1965, M.Sc. (Tech.), German citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Vice President, Food Packaging 2018-2019;
Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Ahlstrom, Vice President, Supply Chain, Filtration & Performance Solutions 2014-2018; held various executive and managerial positions at Ahlstrom-Munksjö from 1995 to 2012; prior to that held various managerial positions at MD Papier from 1990 to 1995

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 11,218

 

Andreas Elving

Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel 

Born 1976, Master of Laws from Uppsala University, Swedish citizen

Primary working experience:

Autoliv Inv., Associate General Counsel 2015–2016;
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Senior Associate 2014-2015;
Mannheimer Swartling (China), Senior Associate 2010-2014;
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Associate/Senior Associate 2004-2010;
District Court of Stockholm, Law Clerk 2002–2004

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 6,925

 

 

Tarja Takko

Tarja Takko

Executive Vice President, People & Safety

Born 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Soc.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Vice President, HR and BA Business HR 2018-2019;
Qt Company, Global Head of HR 2017-2018; Ahlstrom Corporation, Vice President, HR Development 2010-2017; various managerial development positions at Nokia and managerial HR positions at Nokia Siemens Networks 2001-2010 

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 6,761

 

 

Tomas Wulkan 2018

Tomas Wulkan

Executive Vice President, Decor Solutions

Born 1961, Degree in Business Administration from Umeå University, Swedish citizen

Primary working experience:
Various leading positions within Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA in 1992-2017, most recently as President, BU Middle East, India and Africa 2012-2017, and before that as President for BU Personal Care Europe 2009-2011

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 0 
 
 
 

Mikko Lankinen

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development

Born 1973, M.Sc. (Econ.) and Master of Laws, Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Chief Development Officer, Corporate Development 2019-2020; Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Vice President, Corporate Development 2017–2019; Ahlstrom Corporation, Vice President, Treasury 2014–2017; 
Ahlstrom Corporation, Vice President, M&A 2011–2014; Initia Corporate Finance, Partner 2009–2011; Danske Bank, Vice President, Large Corporate Relationships 2007–2009; held various positions including that of Analyst, Associate Director and Partner at Mandatum from 2002 to 2007.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 4,606
 

 

Robin Guillaud

Executive Vice President, Innovation, Sustainability and Communication

Born 1976, M.Sc. (Tech.) and MBA, French citizen

Primary working experience:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Vice President, Business Development, Filtration and Performance Solutions 2017–2020; several positions at Ahlstrom such as Vice President, Industrial Nonwoven 2015–2017; Marketing Manager, Building and Energy 2012–2015; Product Manager, Technical Nonwovens 2010–2012; Sales Director, Technical Nonwovens 2008–2010; Marketing Manager, Food Product Line UK 2004–2008; Sales and Marketing Manager in Atlanta, USA 2000–2004

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2020: 3,580

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