President and CEO and Management Board

President and CEO

The Board of Directors appoints the Managing Director (President and CEO) and the Managing Director’s Deputy.

Under the Articles of Association, the Managing Director is responsible for managing and developing the Company in accordance with the instructions and regulations issued by the Board of Directors, ensuring that the Company’s interests are served by the subsidiaries and associated companies under its ownership, and puts the decisions taken by the Board of Directors into effect.

The Managing Director reports to the Board on financial affairs, the business environment and other significant issues. The Managing Director also functions as the Chairman of Kemira’s Management Board.

Kemira Oyj’s Managing Director (President and CEO) is Jari Rosendal, and the Deputy Managing Director is Group General Counsel Jukka Hakkila. The Managing Director and the Managing Director’s Deputy, including their related parties, are not involved in any substantial business relationships with the Company.

Financial benefits related to the Managing Director’s employment relationship

Management Board

Kemira’s Management Board consists of the Managing Director (President and CEO), two Segment Heads, the CFO, the CTO and the Heads of Operational Excellence and Human Resources. The Managing Director is the Chairman of the Management Board and the Group General Counsel acts as its Secretary.

The Management Board is responsible for securing the long-term strategic development of the Company.

Holdings of the Managing Director, the Deputy and the Management Board Members

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Jari Rosendal

Jari Rosendal

Jari Rosendal

President and CEO
Chairman of the Management Board

Born 1965, M. Sc. (Eng.)
With Kemira since 2014

Career history

  • Outotec Oyj, Member of the Executive Board, 2006–2014
  • Outotec Oyj, Executive Vice President, President of Americas Region, 2013–2014
  • Outotec Oyj, President, Non‐ferrous Solutions Business Area, 2010–2013
  • Outotec Oyj, President, Minerals Processing Division, 2003–2010
  • Outokumpu Technology Group, Vice President, Minerals Processing Division, 2002–2003
  • Outokumpu Mintec Oy, Product Director, Ceramec Filters Product Line, 2001–2002
  • Various managerial and expert positions in the Outokumpu Group in Finland and the United States 1989–2001

Positions of trust

  • Neste Corporation, Member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee since 2018
  • Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017
  • CEFIC, Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
  • Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017

Past positions of trust:

  • Uponor Corporation, Member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee, 2012–2018
Kim Poulsen

Kim Poulsen

Kim Poulsen

President Segment Pulp & Paper
Member of the Management Board

Born 1966, M. Sc. (Econ.)
With Kemira since 2015

Career history

  • UPM-Kymmene PTE Ltd., Executive Vice President and Group Executive Team Member, 2014–2015
  • UPM-Kymmene China Ltd., Executive Vice President and Group Executive Team Member, 2013–2014
  • UPM-Kymmene Wood Oyj, Senior Vice President, Plywood business, 2011–2014
  • Vitalis Gladius Oy, Owner and Senior Partner, 2010–2011
  • Paloheimo Group and Fenestra Ltd, President and CEO, 2007–2010
  • Several management positions at Finnforest Ltd. in Finland, United Kingdom and Germany, 1996–2006
  • Koskisen Ltd., General Manager and Marketing Director, 1993–1996

Positions of trust

  • China Paper Association (CPA), Member of the Board since 2013
Antti Salminen

Antti Salminen

Antti Salminen

President Segment Industry & Water
Member of the Management Board

Born 1971, PhD (Eng.)
With Kemira since 2011

Career history

  • Kemira Oyj, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management, 2011-2014
  • KONE Corporation, Director, New Equipment Business, Asia Pacific, 2009–2011
  • KONE Corporation, Vice President, Delivery Process, 2005–2009
  • Capgemini Finland, Managing Consultant, 2000–2005
  • Helsinki University of Technology, Research Scientist, Project Manager, Program Manager, 1995–2000
Petri Castrén

Petri Castrén

Petri Castrén

CFO
Member of the Management Board

Born 1962, LL.M., MBA
With Kemira since 2013

Career history

  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Head of Corporate Finance (Group Treasurer), 2008–2013
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Head of Corporate Development, 2007–2008
  • Nokia Corporation, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Head of NSN negotiation and transition program, 1999–2007
  • Nokia Telecommunications, Inc./Nokia Networks (USA), Finance and business development management roles, 1996–1999
  • Skopbank, Helsinki, Finland/New York, USA, Corporate finance expert and management roles, 1988–1996

Positions of trust

  • Vaisala Oyj, Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
  • Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2013
Matthew R. Pixton

Matthew R. Pixton

Matthew R. Pixton

Chief Technology Officer
Member of the Management Board

Born 1964, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
With Kemira since 2016

Career history

  • Dow Corning Corporation, Hemlock Semiconductor Division,
  • Director of Science and Technology, 2014-2015
  • Dow Corning Corporation, Finished Products Division, Director of Science and Technology, 2009-2013
  • General Electric Corporation, Plastics Division, Manager of Research and Development, 2000-2008
  • General Electric Corporation, Plastics Division, Product Development Leader, 1995-1999
Esa-Matti Puputti

Esa-Matti Puputti

Esa-Matti Puputti

Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence
Member of the Management Board

Born 1959, Lic.Tech. (Eng)
With Kemira since 2015

Career history

  • Fazer, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Sourcing, 2013–2015
  • Nokia, Vice President, Smart Devices Supply Chain Operations, 2011–2012
  • Nokia, Vice President, Strategy, Technology and Operational Development 2008–2011
  • Nokia, Vice President, Global Customer Logistics, 2007–2008
  • Nokia, Vice President, Operations and Logistics, Europe, Middle East, Africa, 2004–2007
  • Nokia, Vice President, Manufacturing Solutions, 1999–2003
  • ABB, Vice President, Production Technology, 1997–1999
  • ABB, Senior Researcher, Deputy Manager, Production Technology, 1992–1997
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan, Design Engineer, 1990–1992
  • University of Oulu, Researcher, Project Manager, 1985–1990
Eeva Salonen

Eeva Salonen

Eeva Salonen

EVP, Human Resources
Member of the Management Board

Born 1960, M.A. (Edu.)
With Kemira since 2008

Career history

  • Nokia Oyj, Vice President, Human Resources, Devices Research and Development, 2008
  • Nokia Oyj, Vice President, Human Resources, Mobile Phones Business Group, 2004–2007
  • Nokia Oyj, Director, Business HR, Nokia Mobile Phones, Global Operations, Logistics and Sourcing, 2002–2004
  • Nokia Oyj, Senior Business HR Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones, operations, Logistics and Sourcing, Europe and Africa, 1999–2002
  • Nokia Oyj, Human Resources Development Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones, Europe and Africa region, 1995–1999
  • Quality Systems Oy, Consultant and Research Manager positions, 1987–1994
Jukka Hakkila

Jukka Hakkila

Jukka Hakkila

Group General Counsel
Deputy CEO
Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Management Board

Born 1960, LL.M.
With Kemira since 2005

Career history

  • Elcoteq Network Oyj, Group General Counsel, 2002–2005
  • Finnish Export Credit plc, Vice President, 2002
  • Sampo Bank New York, Chief Representative, 2001–2002
  • Leonia Bank New York, Senior Vice President, 1999–2000
  • Leonia Corporate Bank, First Vice President, 1998–1999
  • Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Chief Legal Counsel, 1996–1998
  • Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Senior Legal Counsel, 1995–1996
  • Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Legal Counsel 1988–1995

Positions of trust:

  • Pohjolan Voima Oy, Member of the Board since 2013

Past positions of trust:

  • Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board, 2009–2017

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