The Group's management team

The Group’s management team assists the President in operative management. In compliance with the Group’s meeting practice, the Management Workshop convenes once a month, and it is attended by the President and CEO and profit centre Vice Presidents, as well as the service centre Vice Presidents and the Vice President for Russian operations.  

President and CEO

Hille Korhonen

Hille Korhonen
History in the company

Member of the Board 2006 - 04/2017

Year of Birth

1961

Education

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Position

President and CEO, Nokian Tyres plc

Key experience

2013 - 5/2017 Alko Oy, President and CEO
2008 - 2012 Fiskars Corporation, Vice President, Operations
2003 - 2007 Iittala Group, Group Director, Operations
1996 - 2003 Nokia Corporation, management duties for logistics
1993–1996 Outokumpu Copper Plc, Manager, Logistics and Marketing Development

 

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7733
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Hille Korhonen
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Executive Vice President, Nokian Tyres plc and General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia

Andrei Pantioukhov

Andrei Pantioukhov
History in the company

With the company from 2004 and a member of management team since 04/2009.

Year of Birth

1972

Education

MBA

Position

Executive Vice President, Nokian Tyres plc and General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia

Key experience

01/2017 - 05/2017 Interim President and CEO, Nokian Tyres plc and General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia
2016 - 12/2016 Executive Vice President, Nokian Tyres plc and General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia
2009 - 12/2015 Vice President, Russian operations, Nokian Tyres plc
2004 - Current General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia
2001 - 2004 Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
1994 - 2000 Marketing and Sales Manager, KTT (subsidiary of Noviter Oy)

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Russia’s Tyre Manufacturers Association

Contact information

Tel. +7 812 336 9000
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com
Direct: +7 812 336 95 90

Nokian Shina Ltd / Nokian Tyres Ltd
188640, Russia, Leningrad region
Vsevolozhsk, industrial zone Kirpichniy Zavod, block 6

Vice President, Supply Operations

Esa Eronen

Esa Eronen
History in the company

With the company from 1988 and a member of management team since 09/2001.

Year of Birth

1957

Education

Technology Engineer

Position

Vice President, Supply Operations

Key experience

2001 - 2015 Vice President, Production Service, Nokian Tyres plc
1997 - 2001 Development Manager, Heavy Tyres/Nokian Tyres plc
1995 - 1997 Plant Manager, Heavy Tyres/Nokian Tyres plc
1988 - 1994 Plant Manager, Lieksa factory/Nokia Tyres Ltd
1984 - 1988 Production Manager, Makrotalo OY
1982 - 1984 Production Engineer, Termo Plan OY

Positions of trust

Member of the pool: Plastic and Rubber pool

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7281
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Esa Eronen
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Quality, Sustainability and ICT

Teppo Huovila

Teppo Huovila
History in the company

With the company from 1989 and a member of management team since 01/2009.

Year of Birth

1963

Education

Master of Science, MBA

Position

Vice President, Quality, Sustainability and ICT

Key experience

2012 - 03/2016 Vice President, Quality and Process Development, Nokian Tyres plc
2009 - 2011 Vice President, R&D, Nokian Tyres plc
2000 - 2008 R&D Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1996 - 2000 Quality and Development Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1995 - 1996 Technical Customer Service Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1991 - 1994 Quality Manager, Nokia Tyres Ltd
1989 - 1990 Quality Engineer, Nokia Tyres Ltd
1988 - 1989 Development Engineer, PostiTele

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7701
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Teppo Huovila
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Managing Director, Vianor and Partner Distribution

Anna Hyvönen

Anna Hyvönen
History in the company

With the company from 2016 and a member of management team since 04/2016.

Year of Birth

1968

Education

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Position

Managing Director, Vianor and Partner Distribution

Key experience

2012 - 2016 Executive Vice President, North Central Europe, Ramirent Plc
2008 - 2012 KONE Corporation, management tasks with the Maintenance Business unit
1995 - 2007 Nokia Networks, various international management positions

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Caverion Corporation

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7678
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Anna Hyvönen
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Human Resources

Tarja Kaipio

Tarja Kaipio
History in the company

With the company from 2016 and starting 08/2016 as a member in the management team.

Year of Birth

1962

Education

Master of Psychology

Position

Vice President, Human Resources

Key experience

08/2016 - Vice President, Human Resources, Nokian Tyres plc
2014 - 2016 Vice President, EMEA Region HR and global employment, Metso Oyj
2011 - 2014 Vice President, HR Operations, Posti Oyj
2009 - 2011 Partner, Business Director in HR Services, HR House Oy
1997 - 2009 Nokia Corporation, various management positions

Vice President, Finance & IR

Anne Leskelä

Anne Leskelä
History in the company

With the company from 1997 and a member of management team since 03/2006.

Year of Birth

1962

Education

Master of Economic Sciences

Position

Vice President, Finance & IR

Key experience

2006 - CFO, Vice President Finance and Control & IR,  Nokian Tyres plc
2005 - 2006 Treasurer, Nokian Tyres plc
1997 - 2005 Manager, treasury, Nokian Tyres plc
1995 - 1997 Financial analyst, group, Oy Kyro Ab
1992 - 1994 Manager, domestic money market, Suomen Säästöpankki – SSP Oy, rahoituspankki
1989 - 1992 Dealer, SSP Tampereen Alue

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7481
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Anne Leskelä
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Research and Development

Juha Pirhonen

Juha Pirhonen
History in the company

With the company from 1991 and a member of management team since 01/2016.

Year of Birth

1963

Education

Master of Science

Position

Vice President, Research and Development

Key experience

2016 - Vice President, Research and Development, Nokian Tyres plc
2015 - 31 December 2015 Head of R&D, Car Tyres, Nokian Tyres plc
1997 - 2015 R&D, Development Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1994 - 1996 R&D, Test Department Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1992 - 1994 CAD Development Engineer, Nokia Tyres Ltd

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7708
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Juha Pirhonen
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Nokian Heavy Tyres

Manu Salmi

Manu Salmi
History in the company

With the company from 2001 and a member of management team since 01/2008.

Year of Birth

1975

Education

Master of Military Sciences, M.Sc.Economics

Position

Vice President, Nokian Heavy Tyres

Key experience

2007 - 2015  Vice President, Procurement, Nokian Tyres plc
2006 - 2007 Purchasing Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
2004 - 2006 Sales and Logistics Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
2002 - 2003 Customer Service Manager, Export , Nokian Tyres plc
2001 - 2003 Purchasing Officer, Nokian Tyres plc

Positions of trust

Member of Logistics Committee: Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
Member of the Board: The Finnish Business School Graduates

Contact information

Tel +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7680
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Manu Salmi
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Sales

Pontus Stenberg

Pontus Stenberg
History in the company

With the company from 2010 and a member of management team since 01/2012.

Year of Birth

1966

Education

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Position

Vice President, Sales

Key experience

2013 - 2015 Vice President, Nokian Heavy Tyres
2011 - 2013 Vice President, Truck Tyres, Nokian Tyres plc
2010 - 2011 Managing Director, Vianor Oy
2007 - 2010 Dyrektor Generalny, Volvo Polska Sp. Z o.o.
2004 - 2007 Managing Director, Volvo Finland AB
1998 - 2004 Sales and Marketing Director, Volvo Trucks and Buses Finland Ltd
1994 - 1998 Sales Manager, Robert Bosch Oy
1992 - 1994 Product Manager, Torrex Oy

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Kiitosimeon Ltd.

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7232
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Pontus Stenberg
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Timo Tervolin

Timo Tervolin
History in the company

With the company from 2016 and a member of management team since 06/2016.

Year of Birth

1977

Education

M.Sc. (Economics), M.Sc. (Engineering)

Position

Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Key experience

2012 - 2016 Senior Director, Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Ingram Micro
2008 – 2012 Director, Strategy Development (Smart Devices, North America), Nokia
2006 – 2008 Manager, Corporate Strategy, Nokia 
2003 – 2006 Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Contact information

Tel. +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7302
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Timo Tervolin
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
History in the company

With the company from 2005 and a member of management team since 04/2009.

Year of Birth

1965

Education

Master of Arts

Position

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Key experience

2005 - 2009 Marketing Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
1999 - 2005 Marketing Manager, Elisa Oyj
1996 - 1999 Marketing Manager, Uimonen Trading Oy

Contact information

Tel +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7940
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, Finland