Board of Directors

Arto Räty, born 1955
Member of the Board 1 Jul 2014- and Chair 17 Mar 2015-
Not independent of the company nor the shareholder

Lieutenant General (not active duty)

Key working experience
Fortum Corporation: Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications 29 Feb 2016-
Ministry of Defence, Finland: Permanent Secretary 2011–2015
Defence Command, Operations: Deputy Chief of Staff 2009–2010
Army Command: Chief of Staff 2008–2009
Ministry of Defence, National Defence Policy Unit: Director 2004–2008
National Defence Courses: Director 2003–2004
Pori Brigade (MecBde): Commander 2000–2002
KFOR, Kosovo, Finnish Battalion: Commander 2000
Defence Staff, International Division: Deputy Chief of Division 1997–2000
NATO HQ, SHAPE PCC: Assistant Military Attaché and NATO Liaison Officer 1994–1997
Defence Staff, Operations Division: Senior Staff Officer 1992–1994

Key positions of trust
Destia Group Oyj: Vice Chairman 1 Jul 2014-17 Jul 2015
Destia Ltd: Vice Chairman 1 Jul 2014-2 Dec 2014 
AC Cleantech Growth Fund I: Member of the Board 2010–
National Defence Foundation: Member of the Board 2011–
Urlus Foundation: Member of the Board 2011–
National Emergency Supply Council: Member of the Board
2011–
STRATU: Finnish Foundation for the Support of Strategic Research: Member of the Board 2011–
VITAKO: Society for Viipuri School of Economics: Member of the Board 2012–


Marcus Ahlström, born 1982
Member of the Board 17 Mar 2015-
Independent of the company and the shareholder

M.Sc (Econ.)

Key working experience
Finnlines Plc: Business Controller 2013-
EY Oy (former Ernst & Young Oy): Senior analyst, Transaction advisory services (TAS) 2011-2013; Assurance services, Senior assistant 2010- 2011 and Auditor assistant 2007-2010

Key positions of trust
Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy: Member of Supervisory board 2014-
Zeropoint Oy: Member of the Board 2014-
GD Promotions: Member of the Board 2012-
Nyland nations reservofficerare r.f: Member of the Board 2004-2007 and Chairman of the Board 2005-2007


Pasi Koota, born 1970
Member of the Board 7 Mar 2017–
Independent of the company but not independent of the shareholder

M.Sc. (Econ)

Key working experience
Ahlström Capital Oy: Chief Financial Officer 1.4.2017–
Metso Oyj: SVP Head of Recycling Business, 2013-2017; SVP Finance, Finance Business Partner to Services Business line, 2010-2015
KONE Oyj: Area Controller, Asia Pacific, 2009-2010; Head of Business Control and Planning, KONE China, 2008-2009; Executive Director, KONE Thailand, 2005-2008; Regional Finance Director, KONE South Asia, 2003-2005; Controller, KONE Middle East, 1999-2002; Controller, Export Unit, 1998-1999

Key positions of trust
Finnish-Indian Trade Association, Vice Chairman of the Board


Juha Nurmi, born 1945
Member of the Board 7 Mar 2017-
Independent of the company and the shareholder

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key working experience
Fennovoima Oy: Project Director / Nuclear Plant Project, CEO, Senior Advisor, Quality Director; 2011-
MN Consulting Oy, Matti Nurmi Oy: CEO, 2010-2011
Lemminkäinen Talo Oy: CEO, 2008-2009
Lemcon networks Oy: CEO, 2001-2007
Lemminkäinen Oyj: Unite Director, Head of Project Unit, 1992-2001
WPL System Oy: various managerial positions, 1985-1991

Key positions of trust
Dementiakoti Villa Tapiola Oy: Board Member, 2005-
Naps Systems Oy: Board Member, 2005-


Arto Pohjonen, born 1961
Member of the Board 7 Mar 2017-
Not independent of the company nor the shareholder 7 Aug 2017-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key working experience
Destia Group Ltd: Acting President and CEO 7 Aug 2017-
Lujatalo Oy: Managing Director, 2011–15 Mar 2017
ARE Oy: Business Area Director, Renovation Services, 2010–2011
YIT Oyj: VP, Property Development, 2007–2010; VP, Regional Director, South-West Finland, 2004–2007; Marketing Team Manager & Property Development Manager, Greater Helsinki Area, 2001–2004
Quattrogemini International Oy: Marketing Manager Moscow Area, 1998–2001
Teräselementti Oy: Export Manager, Sweden and Russia, 1994–1998
Teräsbetoni Oy: Project Manager, Export, 1990–1994

Key positions of trust
Kontiotuote Oy: Chairman of the Board 2014-, Board Member 2012-2014
Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries (RT): Member of Housing Committee 2011- and Representative Board 2012-
Helsinki Chamber of Commerce: Member of Regional and Housing Committee 2015-
Directors Institute of Finland DIF ry: member 2013-


Hans Sohlström, born 1964
Vice Chairman of the Board 17 Mar 2016–
Independent of the company but not independent of the shareholder

M.Sc. (Eng), M.Sc. (Econ)

Key working experience
Ahlström Capital Oy: President and CEO 1 Feb 2016–
Rettig Group Ltd: President and CEO 2012–2015
UPM-Kymmene Corporation: Executive Vice President 2004–2012
UPM-Kymmene Corporation: Vice President, Sales & Marketing 1998–2004
United Paper Mills Ltd: Mill Director 1994–1998
Stracel SA: Marketing Manager 1990–1994

Key positions of trust
Enics AG, Switzerland: Chairman of the Board 1 Apr 2016-
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Corporation: Chairman of the Board 1.4.2017-
Nordea Bank Finland: Member of the Advisory Council 2013–
German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce: Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013–, Chairman 2011–2013, Member 2006–


Tero Telaranta, born 1971
Member of the Board 30 Sep 2015-
Independent of the company but not independent of the shareholder

M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key working experience
Ahlström Capital Oy: Director, Industrial investments 2015-
Corob: CEO 2013–2015
CPS Color: EVP, equipment 2012-2013
Cargotec Corporation: SVP, Tail Lifts 2008-2012
Cargotec Corporation: SVP, Corporate Development 2007-2008
Cargotec Corporation: VP, Corporate Development 2006-2007
Bain & Company: Manager 1998-2006

Key positions of trust
Enics AG, Switzerland: Member of the Board 1 Apr 2016-
AR Packaging Group AB: Member of the Board of Directors 10/2015–09/2016