Board of Directors

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of ten members. The terms of office of all members will run from their election to the end of the following Annual General Meeting. The Board is responsible for electing a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman from amongst its members.

Members of the Board are:

Paul Ehrnrooth, Chairman of the Board, Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee // Jyri Luomakoski, Vice Chairman, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee, and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee // Albert Ehrnrooth, Member of the Audit Committee // Louise Fromond, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee // Julia Goldin// Carl-Martin Lindahl, Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee // Volker Lixfeld, Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee // Ritva Sotamaa, Member of the Audit Committee

Main duties of the Board

Board committees

Paul Ehrnrooth

Paul Ehrnrooth

b. 1965, M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish

  • Chairman since 2014, elected to the Board in 2000
  • Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Nomination Committee
  • Independent of the Company and dependent on significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • Managing Director & Chairman, Turret Oy Ab 2005–
  • Savox Oy, President and CEO, 1999–2007
  • Several management positions in Wärtsilä Corporation 1994–1999
  • Several management positions in Kone Corporation 1993–1994

Other positions of trust:

  • Chairman of the Board: Savox Group 2004–
  • Member of the Board:
    • Digitalist Group Oyj (Ixonos Oyj until 23.5.2017) 2010–
    • Wärtsilä Corporation 2010–2015
Jyri Luomakoski

Jyri Luomakoski

b. 1967, MBA, Finnish

  • Vice Chairman since 2018, elected to the Board in 2016
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2016; Member of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  • Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • Uponor Corporation
    • President and CEO 2008–2021
    • Deputy CEO 2002–2008
    • CFO, member of Executive Committee 1999–2008
  • Asko Oyj and Oy Uponor Ab, CFO 1999–1999
  • Various positions at Oy Uponor Ab, Oy Lars Krogius Ab and Datatrans

Other positions of trust:

  • Member of the board:
    • Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company 2015–
    • EHI, European Heating Industries 2014–2018
    • The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association 2009–2021
    • Procurator-Holding Oy 2006–2016
Albert Ehrnrooth

Albert Ehrnrooth

b. 1976, M.Sc. (Econ.), Bachelor of Natural Resources, Finnish

  • Elected to the Board in 2018
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Independent of the Company and dependent on significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • CEO of Vessilä Oy Ab 2010–

Other positions of trust:

  • Chairman of the Board: Virala Oy Ab 2015– (member since 2005–)
  • Member of the Board: The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation 2021-
Louise Fromond

Louise Fromond

b. 1979, LL.M., Finnish

  • Elected to the Board in 2010
  • Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee
  • Independent of the Company and dependent on significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • University of Helsinki, researcher 2004–2008

Other positions of trust:

  • Chairman of the Board: Oy Holdix Ab 2010–, Fromille Oy Ab 2018–2022
Julia Goldin

Julia Goldin

b. 1968, MBA, US and UK citizen

  • Elected to the Board in 2022
  • Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • The LEGO Group, EVP and Global Chief Product and Marketing Officer, 2014–
  • Revlon, EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer, 2010–2014
  • Several management positions at Coca-Cola, 1997–2010

Other positions of trust:

  • Member of supervisory board, CECONOMY, Germany
  • Member of the board of directors, UN Live Museum, Copenhagen, DK
  • Member of the board of directors, ANA, New York, NY
  • Board of Governors, CEW, New York, NY
  • New York Philanthropy Board, UNICEF
  • Advisory Board and US Foundation Board, Philharmonia Orchestra, London UK
  • European Professional Women’s Network
Carl-Martin Lindahl

Carl-Martin Lindahl

b. 1975, M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering & Management), Swedish citizen

  • Elected to the Board in 2022
  • Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  • Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • SVP Worldwide (The Singer Sewing Company), CEO and Board Director, 2018–
  • Kitchenaid Inc (part of Whirlpool Corporation), General Manager, 2012-2018
  • McKinsey & Co, Partner, 2000-2012

Other positions of trust:

  • Member of the Board: America Need You (nonprofit)
Volker Lixfeld

Volker Lixfeld

b. 1955, Dr.Phil./ PhD, German citizen

  • Elected to the Board in 2022
  • Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  • Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • Several management positions at Groupe SEB, including CEO, WMF Group (a Groupe SEB Company), 2001-2020
  • Several management positions at Moet Hennessy, 1993-2001
  • Procter & Gamble Turkey, VP Sales, 1990-1993

Other positions of trust:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Aumund Foundation
  • Chairman of the Board, Clubhotel Hinterthal, Austria
Ritva Sotamaa

Ritva Sotamaa

b. 1963, LL.M, Finnish

  • Elected to the Board in 2015
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Primary working experience:

  • Unilever PLC, Chief Legal Officer 2013–2022
  • Siemens Healthcare, Siemens AG, General Counsel 2009–2013
  • GE Healthcare, General Electric Company, several General Counsel positions 2003–2009
  • Instrumentarium Corporation, General Counsel 1998–2003
  • Sisu/Partek Corporation, Legal Counsel 1996–1998
  • Instrumentarium Corporation, Legal Counsel 1989–1996