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The Board of Directors

The AGM on April 2, 2020 decided that the Board of Directors has eight (8) members. Current members of the Board of Directors Heikki Allonen, Kari Jordan, Raimo Lind, Veronica Lindholm, Inka Mero, George Rietbergen and Pekka Vauramo will continue in the Board of Directors and Jukka Hienonen was elected as a new member to the Board of Directors.

All members are independent of the company and its major shareholders. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the next AGM.

Nokian Tyres’ Shareholders' Nomination Board has submitted its proposals to the 2021 Annual General Meeting to Nokian Tyres’ Board of Directors. Read more.

Board work and committees 
Diversity policy for the Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Jukka Hienonen

Jukka Hienonen
History in the company

Member of the Board since April 2, 2020
Independent of the company
Member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Shareholders' Nomination Board

Year of Birth

1961

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Key experience

2010−2014 SRV Plc, CEO
2005−2010 Finnair Plc, CEO
1995−2005 Stockmann Plc, Deputy CEO 2000−2005, Director 1995−2000
1991−1995 Timberjack Oy, VP Marketing
1985−1991 Kaukomarkkinat Oy, Director 1988−1991, Representative, Moscow 1986−1988

Positions of trust

2015− SATO, Deputy Chairman of the Board
2015− Juuri Partners, Chairman of the Board
2018−2019 Silmäasema Plc, Chairman of the Board
2016−2019 Stockmann Plc, Member of the Board 2016−2017, Chairman of the Board 2017−2019
2015−2018 Paroc Group, Chairman of the Board
2012−2015 Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board
2013−2017 Central Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board
2009−2014 Pohjola Plc, Member of the Board
2006−2009 Ilmarinen, Member of the Board

Deputy Chairman

Kari Jordan

Kari Jordan
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2018
Independent of the company
Chairman of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1956

Education

Master of Science (Economics), Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Position

Chairman of the Board, Outokumpu Oyj

Key experience

2006–2018 President and CEO, Metsä Group
2004–2017 CEO, Metsäliitto Cooperative
1981–2004 Several Executive positions in the banking
and financial sector at Citibank, OKO Bank, KOP Bank
and Nordea Group

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Outokumpu Oyj
Vice Chairman of the Board: Nordea Bank Abp

Board member

Heikki Allonen

Heikki Allonen
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2016
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1954

Education

Master of Science (Technology)

Position

Professional board member

Key experience

2008–2016 President and CEO, Patria Oyj
2004–2008 President and CEO, Fiskars Corporation 
2001–2004 President and CEO, SRV Group Plc 
1992–2001 VP, Corporate Development, Member of the Board of Management, Wärtsilä Oyj
1986–1992 Management positions, Oy Lohja Ab/Metra Oy Ab

Positions of trust

Vice Chairman of the Board: VR Group Oy and Savox Oy Ab
Member of the Board: Detection Technology Plc and Helsingin Satama Oy

Board member

Raimo Lind

Raimo Lind
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2014
Independent of the company
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1953

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

Professional Board Member

Key experience

2005–2013 Senior Executive Vice President and deputy to the CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation
1998–2004 CFO, Wärtsilä Corporation
1992–1997 Coal division president, Service division president, CFO, Tamrock
1990–1991 Managing Director, Scantrailer Ajoneuvoteollisuus Oy
1976–1989  Service division, Vice president, Wärtsilä Singapore Ltd, MD, Diesel division, VP Group Controller, Wärtsilä

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Nordkalk Oy

Board member

Veronica Lindholm

Veronica Lindholm
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2016
Independent of the company
Member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1970

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

CEO, Indoor Group Oy

Key experience

2020– CEO, Indoor Group Oy
2015–2019 CEO, Finnkino Oy
2013–2015 CEO, Mondelez Finland
2009–2013 Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Walt Disney Company Nordic
2008–2009 Head of Digital Distribution EMEA, Walt Disney Studios
2000–2008 Marketing Director, Walt Disney International Nordic

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Finland Chamber of Commerce

Board member

Inka Mero

Inka Mero
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2014
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1976

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

Managing Partner & Founder, Voima Ventures VC Fund

Key experience

2019– Voima Ventures I & II VC Fund, Managing Partner & Founder
2008– KoppiCatch Oy, Co-founder and Chairwoman
2016–2019 Industryhack Oy (Pivot5 oy), Co-founder and Chairwoman
2008–KoppiCatch Oy, Co-founder and Chairwoman
2006–2008 Playforia Oy, CEO
2005–2006 Nokia Corporation, Director
2001–2005 Digia Plc, VP, Sales and Marketing
1996–2001 Sonera Corporation, Investment Manager

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: KoppiCatch Oy, Voima Ventures Oy and Adamant Health Oy
Member of the Board: Fiskars Corporation Plc, Dispelix Oy, Elfys Oy, Tactotek Oy, Skyfora Oy and Klevu Oy

Board member

George Rietbergen

George Rietbergen
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2017
Independent of the company

Year of Birth

1964

Education

Master of Business Administration

Position

CEO, Koninkijke Oosterberg

Key experience

2021– Koninkijke Oosterberg, CEO
2017–2020 5Square Committed Capital, Partner
2016–2017 Nokian Tyres plc, Advisor to the board
2015–2016 Arriva Netherlands, COO
2013–2015 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Group man.
Director DACH
2012–2013 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres EMEA,
Vice president Commercial Tyres
2010–2012 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Group man.
director UK & Ireland
2001–2010 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres EMEA,
Director Retail and eBusiness
1998–2001 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, director eBusiness

Board member

Pekka Vauramo

Pekka Vauramo
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2018
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1957

Education

Master of Science (Technology)

Position

President and CEO, Metso Outotec Corporation

Key experience

2020– Metso Outotec Corporation,
President and CEO
2018–2020 Metso, President and CEO
2013–2018 Finnair Plc, President and CEO
2007–2013 Various management positions at Cargotec
1995–2007 Various management positions at Sandvik AB
1985–1995 Various management positions at Tamrock Corporation

Positions of trust

Vice Chairman of the Board: Technology Industries of Finland
Member of the Board: Confederation of Finnish Industries