Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team (EMT) consists of the CEO, Deputy CEO, functional managers and business area managers. The members of the EMT are proposed by the CEO and appointed by the Board. The members of the EMT report to the CEO.

Hans Sohlström 2018Hans Sohlström

President and CEO

Born: 1964
Citizenship: Finnish
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




Sakari Ahdekivi 2018

Sakari Ahdekivi

Deputy CEO and CFO  

Born: 1963
Citizenship: Finnish
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


Dan Adrianzon 2018

Dan Adrianzon

Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions

Born: 1960
Citizenship: Swedish 
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



Daniele Borlatto 2018Daniele Borlatto

Executive Vice President, Filtration and Performance (June 7, 2019 -)

Born: 1969
Citizenship: Italian
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



Andreas Elving 2018Andreas Elving

Executive Vice President Legal and General Counsel

Born: 1976
Citizenship: Swedish
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




Omar HoekOmar Hoek 2018

Executive Vice President, Specialties

Born: 1969
Citizenship: Dutch
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




Tarja TakkoTarja Takko

Executive Vice President, People & Safety (acting, June 7, 2019 -)

Born: 1968
Citizenship: Finnish
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: -




Tomas Wulkan 2018Tomas Wulkan

Executive Vice President, Decor

Born: 1961
Citizenship: Swedish
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


Russ WankeRuss Wanke 2018 

Executive Vice President, North America Specialty Solutions

Born: 1961
Citizenship: United States of America 

Previous positions: 2013–2018 President and CEO of Expera Specialty Solutions, 2008–2013 Vice President and General Manager of Thilmany Papers, 2007–2008 Vice President of Publication Paper Operations at NewPage Corporation, 2003–2007 SVP Fine Papers Stora Enso North America, 2000–2003 VP & Mill Manager Kimberly Mill Stora Enso North America, 1985–2000 various production and technical leadership roles at Consolidated Papers including start-up responsibility for two new paper machine installations.
Education: B.S. University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Ahlstrom-Munksjö shares on December 31, 2018: 34,857

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