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.
President and CEO
Previous positions: President and CEO of Ahlström Capital Oy, 2016-2018; President and CEO of Rettig Group, 2012-2016; various executive and managerial positions at UPM-Kymmene Corporation during 1990-2012.
Education: M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ.)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 58,738
Deputy CEO and CFO
Previous positions: Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 2017-2019; interim CEO and CFO at Ahlstrom , 2016-2017; CFO at Ahlstrom, 2014-2017; Managing Director at Tamro Finland and Baltics, 2012-2013. 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, 2019: 5,352
Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions
Previous positions: Executive Vice President, Health & Safety at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 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; various positions at Saint Gobain, both in Sweden and in France during 1985-1997.
Education: Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics, Mechanical Engineer from Technical High School
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 3,777
Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance
Previous positions: Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions -business area at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 2017-2019; President of Release Liners -business area at Munksjö, 2013-2017; Executive Vice President at Label and Processing -business area at Ahlstrom, 2011–2013; Senior Vice President, Release & Label Papers and member of the Executive Management Team in 2007–2010; employed at Ahlstrom 1990–2013.
Education: Studies in Business and Administration
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 24,408
Executive Vice President, Food Packaging & Technical Solutions
Citizenship: United States of America
Previous positions: Executive Vice President, North America Specialty Solutions at Ahlstrom-Munksjö 2019; Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Expera Specialty Solutions, 2013-2018; Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Thilmany Papers, 2005-2013; Accounting and Sales Management positions at International Paper during 1991-2005.
Education: B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 43,825
Executive Vice President, Advanced Solutions
Previous positions: Vice President, Food Packaging business unit at Ahlstrom-Munksjö 2019; Vice President, Supply Chain Filtration & Performance at Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Ahlstrom, 2014-2018; Vice President, Operations Food business at Ahlstrom 2013; various senior management positions in general management at Ahlstrom during 1995-2012; various managerial positions in MD Papier during 1990-1995.
Education: M.Sc. (Tech)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: n/a
Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel
Previous positions: Associate General Counsel at Autoliv Inc. 2015–2016; Senior Associate at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB in Shanghai and Stockholm 2004–2015; Law Clerk at District Court of Stockholm, 2002–2004.
Education: Master of Laws
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 6,925
Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation (until December 31, 2020)
Previous positions: Vice President, Insulation business unit at Ahlstrom-Munksjö 2017-2019; Senior Vice President, Strategic Development at Munksjö 2010-2017; Engagement Manager at McKinsey 2005–2010.
Education: M.Sc. (Industrial Economy)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: n/a
Executive Vice President, People & Safety
Previous positions: Vice President HR and BA Business HR at Ahlstrom-Munksjö 2018-2019; Global Head of HR at Qt Company 2017-2018; Vice President HRD at Ahlstrom 2010-2017 and various managerial development positions at Nokia and managerial HR positions at Nokia Siemens Networks during 2001-2010.
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Soc.)
Executive Vice President, DecorBorn: 1961
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, sociology, philosophy
Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2019: 0
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Previous positions at Ahlstrom-Munksjö: Chief Development Officer, Corporate Development, 2019-2020; VP, Corporate Development, 2017–2019; VP Treasury, 2014–2017; VP M&A, 2011–2014. Earlier career outside Ahlstrom-Munksjö: Partner, Intia Corporate Finance, 2009–2011; VP, Large Corporate Relationships, Danske Bank, 2007–2009; Analyst, Associate Director and Partner at Mandatum, 2002–2007.
Education: M.Sc. Econ and M.Sc. Law
Executive Vice President, Innovation, Sustainability and Communication
Previous positions: At Ahlstrom-Munksjö: VP Business Development, BA FPS, 2017–2020; VP BU 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
Education: M.Sc. Tech. and MBA