Group Management Board

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President and CEO of Kesko Corporation and Chairman of the Group Management Board

 

Mikko Helander, b. 1960, Master of Science (Technology).
President and CEO.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Board 2016- and Deputy Chair of the Board 2016, Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2016-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2015- and Deputy Chair of the Board 2015, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2015- and Chair of the Board 2016-, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA: member 2015-, Finnish Fair Corporation: Board member 2015-, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy: member of the Board 2015-, Metsä Fibre Oy: member of the Board 2008-2014, German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP): member of the Board 2013-2014, Myllykoski Paper Oy: Vice Chair of the Board 2007-2012, Finnish Forest Industries Federation: member of the Board 2007-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2014. Kesko Corporation's Managing Director and Kesko Group's President and CEO since 1 January 2015. Kesko Corporation's Executive Vice President 2014. Metsä Board Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2006-2014, Metsä Tissue Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2003-2006, Valmet Corporation: Head of Converting Machinery Division (UK) and member of the Management Board 1999-2003 of Valmet Corporation, Vice President for Calender Business Unit 1997-1999, Head of Operations of Valmet Rotomec S.p.a., Italy 1994-1997, Head of Project Department, Valmet Järvenpää 1993–1994, Managing Director of Kasten Hövik 1990-1993, Valmet Paper Machinery Inc.: Production Manager of Valmet Järvenpää 1987-1990, Valmet Corporation: Project Engineer 1984-1987.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 October 2014.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 8,791 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 20,005 B shares.

 

The other members of the Group Management Board

 

Jorma Rauhala, b. 1965, Master of Science (Economics).
President, grocery trade.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland
Other major duties: The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: Chair of the Board 2017- and 2013-2014, member of the Board 2013-2016, the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2014-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1992. Senior Vice President, grocery trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Kesko Food Ltd since 2013. Vice President for the K-citymarket chain's food trade 2012-2013, Managing Director of Kespro Ltd 2007-2012, Purchasing Director of Kespro Ltd 2003-2007.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 5 February 2013.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 8,864 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 13,670 B shares.

 

 

Terho Kalliokoski, b. 1961, Master of Science (Economics).
President, building and technical trade.
Domicile: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Other major duties: European DIY Retail Association (EDRA): member of the Board 2016-, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2009-, Deputy Chair of the Board 2012-, East Office of Finnish Indutries Oy: Deputy member of the Board 2011-, Eurobuy GmBh: member of the Board 2013-2014, Eurogroup Far East Ltd: member of the Board 2013-2014, Deputy Chair of the Board 2012-, the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2005-2013, The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2006-2013, Deputy Chair of the Board 2006-2007, Chair of the Board 2008-2009 and 2013, the Finnish 4H Federation: member of the Supervisory Board 2009-2012, Association for the Finnish Work: Council member 2006-2009, member of the Board 2010, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2006, ECR Finland ry: member of the Board 2006, the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Contruction Clients: member of the Board 2002-2003, Oulu Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2000-2002, Delegation member 1997-2002.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1985. Senior Vice President, home improvement and speciality goods trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Rautakesko Ltd since 2013. President of Kesko Food Ltd 2005-2013, Senior Vice President, Kesko Real Estate (Helsinki) 2002-2005. District Director, Northern Finland (Oulu) 1998-2002, Sales Director, Supermarket Chain Unit (Oulu) 1996-1997, Retail Services Manager, Groce ry Retail Services (Oulu) 1995-1996, Financial Manager, Northern Finland (Oulu) 1990-1995, Investment Manager, Real Estate Department (Helsinki) 1988-1990, Project Planner, Store Site Office (Helsinki) 1985-1987.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 17 March 2005.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 19,203 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 24,009 B shares.

 

 

Johan Friman, b. 1965, Master of Science (Economics).
Executive Vice President and President, car trade.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland.
Other major duties: Association of Automobile Importers in Finland: member of the Board 2017 -, LeasePlan Belgium: member of the Board 2010-2016, LeasePlan Denmark: member of the Board 2011-2016, VMF Verband markenunabhängiger Fuhrparkmanagementgesellschaften, Deutschland: member of the Board 2006-2016.   
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2017. Senior Vice President, car trade division since 1 January 2017. LeasePlan Deutschland GmbH: Managing Director 2006-2016, LeasePlan Finland Oy: Managing Director 1997-2006, Inchcape Motors Finland Oy: Managing Director of the Retail business 1995-1997 and Marketing Director of the importer 1995, Bilia Oy: Sales Manager, Dealer Manager and Fleet sales 1991-1994. 
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 January 2017.
Kesko shares held:
As at 1 January 2017: No shares. 

 

 

Jukka Erlund, b. 1974, Master of Science (Economics), eMBA.
Executive Vice President, CFO.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Finnish Commerce Federation: Chair of the Tax and Economic Policy Committee 2011-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Economy and Tax Committee 2012-, Suomen Luotto-osuuskunta: member of the Board 2012-, Luottokunta: member of the Board 2012.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 2004. Senior Vice President, CFO since 1 November 2011. Kesko Food Ltd's Vice President for Finance 2010-2011, Kesko Corporation's Vice President, Corporate Controller 2007-2010, Kesko Corporation's Corporate Business Controller 2004-2007.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 November 2011.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 7,740 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 11,478 B shares.

 

 

Matti Mettälä, b. 1963, Master of Laws.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Huoltoupseeriyhdistys ry: member of delegation 2013-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Research Committee 2013-, Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: member of the Board 2005-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd 1990-2005 and since 2012. Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 1 January 2015 .Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations 2012-2014. K-retailers' Association: Managing Director 2005-2012, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies: Vice President for Finance 2002-2005, Rautakesko Ltd: Development Director 2001-2002, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Project Manager 1999-2000, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies: Vice President for the Rautia chain 1998-1999, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Retail Services Manager 1996-1998, Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy: Retail Services Manager 1994-1996, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Credit Manager 1991-1992, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Legal Counsel 1990-1991.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 October 2012.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 4,282 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 6,952 B shares.

 

 

Anne Leppälä-Nilsson, b. 1953, Master of Laws, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).
Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland.
Other major duties: Nasdaq Nordic Ltd: member of the Board 2008-, Independent Retail Europe: member of the Board 2007-, Deputy Chair of the Board 2017-, EuroCommerce: member of the Board 2012-2015, European Commission’s High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness: member 2013-2015, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Legal Committee 1992-, Chair 1992-2001 and 2006-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Legal Affairs Committee 2005-, Chair 2006-2007, Finland Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2011-, ICC Advisory Board: member 2017-, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC): member of the Board 2005-, Deputy Chair 2009-, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2011-, Securities Market Association: member of the Corporate Governance Code working group 2014-2015, Chair 2007-2008, member of the remuneration working group 2009-2010, member of the Nordic Corporate Governance working group 2007-2010, Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) 1999-2008, member of the Redemption Committee 2003-2008.
Employment history:
Employed by Kesko Ltd since 2001. Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel as from 1 January 2015. Group General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Internal Audit 2005-2014, General Counsel 2001-2005, Aspo Plc: Vice President, Legal Affairs 1985- 2001, Credit Manager 1980-1985
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 January 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: 5,513 B shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 8,183 B shares.

 

Lauri Peltola, b. 1963, CCJ.
Executive Vice President, marketing, communications, responsibility and corporate relations.
Domicile: Kirkkonummi, Finland.
Other major duties: Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 2013-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2015. Senior Vice President for corporate responsibility, communications and stakeholder relations as from 2 March 2015 and marketing and brand steering and development as from 1 January 2016. Stora Enso: Country Senior Executive for Finland, 2013-2014 and Senior Vice President, Global Identity, 2009-2014, Nordea Plc: Executive Vice President, Group Identity and Communications, 2008-2009 and 2000-2005, Metsäliitto Group: Communications Director 2005-2008.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 2 March 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: No shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 2,670 B shares.

 

 

Anni Ronkainen, b. 1966, Master of Science (Economics).
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Asiakastieto Group Plc: member of the Board 2015-, Nordic Morning Plc: member of the Board 2015-, Robit Plc: member of the Board 2015-2017, Sunduka Ltd: member of the Board 2015, Institute of Marketing: member of the Board 2010-2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (AmCham Finland): member of the Board 2011-2015, Marketing Executives Group: member of the Board 2009-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko since 2015. Chief Digital Officer as from 20 April 2015. Google Finland Ltd: Country Manager Finland 2009-2015, Industry Head, Multi-sector 2008-2009, McCann Worldgroup Helsinki Oy: CEO 2006-2008, Satama Finland Oy: Business Group Director 2001-2006.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 20 April 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: No shares.
As at 31 December 2016: 2,670 B shares.

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