President and CEO

Fiskars Corporation has a Managing Director (President and CEO) who is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Company in accordance with the Finnish Companies’ Act, the Company’s Articles of Association and the instructions and orders given by the Board and for reporting to the Board on the developments in the Company’s business operations and financial situation. The President and CEO is also responsible for ensuring that the Company’s accounting methods comply with the applicable law and that financial matters are managed in a reliable manner. The President and CEO is assisted in these duties by the Fiskars Group Leadership Team.

The President and CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors, which also decides on the terms and conditions of the President and CEO’s service contract.

The Fiskars Group Leadership team assists the President and CEO with operational planning and leadership and in preparing matters to be processed by the Board of Directors.

The leadership team is responsible for preparing the Group’s strategy and annual planning, monitoring the performance against set targets and financial reporting and preparing significant investment, acquisition and other decisions. Developing a strong Fiskars culture and collaboration within the Group and promoting common development projects are also among the Group Leadership Team’s  key duties.

Fiskars Group Leadership Team

The Fiskars Group Leadership Team meets regularly, approximately once a month. The President and CEO is responsible for the decisions made by the leadership team, and the leadership team members are responsible for implementing the decisions in their own responsibility areas.

Fiskars Group Leadership Team consists of the following members:

Nathalie Ahlström, President and CEO // Jussi Siitonen, Chief Financial Officer & deputy to the CEO // Tina Andersson, Chief Consumer and Communication Officer // Christian Bachler, Executive Vice President, Business Area Vita // Charlene Patten Zappa, Executive Vice President, Business Area Terra // Peter Cabello Holmberg, Chief Digital Officer // Risto Gaggl, Chief Supply Chain Officer // Johan Hedberg, Chief Sales Officer // Tuomas Hyyryläinen, Executive Vice President, Business Area Crea / Niklas Lindholm, Chief People Officer // Päivi Timonen, Chief Legal Officer

Nathalie Ahlström

President and CEO, employed 2020
b. 1974, M.Sc. (Tech.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • EVP Confectionery, Fazer Group 2018-2020
  • Amcor Ltd.
    • Vice President & GM, High Performance Laminates 2016-2018
    • Director Strategy and M&A, 2014-2016
    • Vice President, Amcor AFAP, Singapore 2012-2014
  • Several positions at Huhtamäki Oyj 2005-2012

Other positions of trust:

• Member of the Board, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, 2020-2021, Fiskars Group, 2020

Jussi Siitonen

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & deputy to the CEO
b. 1969, M. Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Amer Sports
    • CFO and member of the Amer Sports Executive Board, 2011–2021
    • Senior Vice President, Finance, 2009–2010
  • Stora Enso Group
    • Senior Vice President and Group Controller, 2008–2009
    • Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, 2006–2008
    • Several leadership positions, 1992–2006

Tina Andersson

Chief Consumer & Communications Officer, employed 2020
b. 1969, B.Sc. (Econ), Swedish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Paulig Group 2016–2019
    • SVP Strategy, Marketing & Innovation, 2019
    • SVP Strategy & Growth, 2018
    • Acting CEO, 2017
    • SVP Strategy & Growth, 2016
  • Duni AB. 2013–2016
    • Business Area Director Consumer & Corporate Marketing Director
    • Corporate Marketing and Communication Director
  • Inpower AB 2012–2013
    • Marketing, sales and innovation consultant
  • Hilding Anders International 2008–2012
    • Group Marketing and Innovation Director
  • Findus 2005–2008
    • Marketing and R&D Director

Positions of trust:

  • Chairman of the Board:
    • Stråkstödet 2015 –
  • Member of the Board:
    • Alvsbyhus AB 2016 –
    • Wihlborgs AB 2014 –
    • Fitness24Seven Advisory board 2012–2014
    • Midsona AB 2012–2013
    • Duni AB 2011–2013

Christian Bachler

EVP, Business Area Vita, employed 2010
b. 1976, MBA, Austrian citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Fiskars Group 2010–
    • SVP, English & Crystal Living business
    • Vice President, Business & Portfolio Management, Functional Business Europe & Asia-Pacific
    • Director, Kitchen and School, Office & Craft
    • Business Director, Kitchenware category
    • Business Manager, Homeware brands
  • Swarovski 2004–2010
    • Head of Product & Design Management
    • Marketing Manager

Charlene Patten Zappa

EVP, Business Area Terra, employed 2022
b. 1966, MBA, U.S. citizen

Primary working experience: 

  • The J.M. Smucker Co, Senior Vice President, Integrated Consumer Experience & Innovation, 2020-2022
  • Leonora Polonsky & Associates, Senior Consultant 2019
  • Procter & Gamble, 1995-2018, several positions including Vice President & General Manager, Chief Brand-Building Officer, Global Hair Care,

Risto Gaggl

Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO), employed 2011
b. 1968, M.Sc. (Tech.), Finnish and Austrian citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Fiskars, Vice President, Operations, Garden EMEA 2011–2012
  • Elcoteq SE 2009-2011
    • Vice President, Business Excellence 2010–2011
    • Vice President, Business Unit Mobile Devices 2009–2010
  • Elcoteq Personal Communications, Vice President, Operations & SCM 2008–2009
  • Elcoteq Group, various management positions in Finland, Hungary and Estonia 2001–2007

Johan Hedberg

Chief Sales Officer and President Americas employed 2019
b. 1966, MBA, Swedish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Fiskars Group 2019–
    • Senior Vice President Global Sales, Living Business
  • Thule Group 2013–2019
    • Vice President Sales and Marketing EMEA and APAC regions
  • Caddiemaster, Inc. 2010–2012
    • Chief Operating Officer
  • Acushnet Company/Fortune Brands 2005–2009
    • Director of International Sales Development
  • Amer Sports Oyj 1996–2005
    • Business Director Suunto EMEA region
    • General Manager Sweden and Denmark
    • Product Manager Wilson Sporting Goods EMEA region

Position of trust: 

  • Member of the Board
    • Mountain Top Denmark ApS 2020-

Peter Cabello Holmberg

Chief Digital Officer, employed 2021
b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ), eMBA (e-commerce), Danish citizen

Primary working experience:

• CIO, Pandora A/S, 2016–2021
• CIO, GN Store Nord. 2014-2016
• Dir. Global IT Operations, A.P. Møller Maersk / Damco, 2012-2014
• VP of IT Operations, Carlsberg, 2007-2012
• VP of Global IT Operations, ISS A/S, 2006-2007

Tuomas Hyyryläinen

EVP, Business Area Crea, employed 2018
b. 1977, M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Neste Corporation 2012–2018
    • SVP, Emerging Businesses
    • SVP, Strategy and New Ventures
    • SVP, Strategy
  • F-Secure Corporation, VP, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2012
  • Nokia Corporation, leader positions in strategy and business development, 2004–2010

Positions of trust:

  • Member of the Board:
    • Neova Oy 2016–

Niklas Lindholm

Chief People Officer, employed 2018
b. 1968, PhD (Econ.), Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Paulig Group, Vice President, Human Resources 2008–2018
  • Nokia Demand -Supply Network, HRD Director 2008
  • Nokia Corporation, HR Director, CMO Europe Area 2006–2007
  • Nokia China, HR Director 2004–2006
  • Different HR leadership positions in Nokia Group 1999–2004

Päivi Timonen

Chief Legal Officer, employed 2014
b. 1970, LL.M. with court training, Finnish citizen

Primary working experience:

  • Elektrobit Corporation, Chief Legal Officer 2002–2014
  • Roschier, Lawyer 1998–2002