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 and President and CEO since 06/2017.

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, Russia and Asia business area

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, Russia and Asia business area

Key experience

06/2017 - 12-/2017 Executive Vice President, Nokian Tyres plc and General Manager, Nokian Tyres Russia
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

Supply Chain & Sustainability

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

Supply Chain & Sustainability

Key experience

2015 - 2017 Vice President, Supply Operations
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

Americas business area

Tommi Heinonen

Tommi Heinonen
History in the company

With the company from 2000 and a member of management team since 01/2018.

Year of Birth

1976

Education

B.Sc. (Economics)

Position

Americas business area

Key experience

2012 - 2017 Head of Nokian Tyres North America, Nokian Tyres plc
2010 - 2012 Business manager, Car and van tyres, Nokian Tyres plc
2008 - 2010 Sales and Logistics manager, Nokian Tyres plc
2006 - 2008 Export Manager, Nokian Tyres plc
2005 - 2006 Business Controller, Nokian Tyres plc
2003 - 2005 Dealer, Treasury, Nokian Tyres plc
2000 - 2003 Controller, Nokian Tyres plc

Contact information

Tel +1 800 852-5222  
Direct +1 802 662-8237
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres Inc.
Tommi Heinonen
P.O. Box 623, Essex Junction, VT 05453, USA
1945 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

Vianor business unit

Anna Hyvönen

Anna Hyvönen
History in the company

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

Year of Birth

1968

Education

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Position

Vianor business unit

Key experience

2016 - 2017 Managing Director, Vianor and Partner Distribution
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

HR

Tarja Kaipio

Tarja Kaipio
History in the company

With the company and a member of management team since 08/2016.

Year of Birth

1962

Education

Master of Psychology

Position

HR

Key experience

08/2016 - 12/2017 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

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

Finance & IR

Key experience

2006 - 2017 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

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Componenta Corporation

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

Nokian Heavy Tyres business unit

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. (Econ.), MBA

Position

Nokian Heavy Tyres business unit

Key experience

2015 - 2017 Vice President, Nokian Heavy Tyres
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

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

Europe business area and interim, Products and Technologies unit

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

Europe business area and interim, Products and Technologies unit

Key experience

2015 - 2017 Vice President, Sales, Nokian Tyres plc
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

Strategy & M&A

Timo Tervolin

Timo Tervolin
History in the company

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

Year of Birth

1977

Education

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

Position

Strategy & M&A

Key experience

2016 - 2017 Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Nokian Tyres plc
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

Legal & Compliance

Susanna Tusa

Susanna Tusa
History in the company

With the company from 2007 and a member of management team since 01/2018.

Year of Birth

1972

Education

Master of Laws and Master of International Business

Position

Legal & Compliance

Key experience

2009 - 2017 Group General Counsel, Nokian Tyres plc 
2007 - 2008 Legal Counsel, Nokian Tyres plc 
2002 - 2007 Lawyer, Jukka Aho & Co Project Law Consultants Oy 
2000 - 2001 Junior District Judge, Trainee District Judge, District Court of Tampere

Contact information

Tel +358 10 401 7000
Direct +358 10 401 7223
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@nokiantyres.com

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

Marketing & 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

Marketing & 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

IT & Processes

Frans Westerlund

Frans Westerlund
History in the company

With the company and a member of management team since 08/2017.

Year of Birth

1966

Education

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Position

IT & Processes

Key experience

08/2017 - 12/2017 Vice President, CIO and Processes, Nokian Tyres plc
2009 - 07/2017 Chief Information Officer, Head of Business Processes & IT, Fiskars Corporation
2006 - 2009 Director, Process and System Solutions, Nokia Markets, Nokia
2001 - 2006 Director, Delivery Management in Nokia Information Management, Nokia
2001 Manager, Application Services in Nokia Singapore, Nokia
1994 - 2001 Various positions in Nokia Information Management, Nokia

Positions of trust

Member of the Board: Mtech Digital Solutions Oy

Contact information

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

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