Year 2014
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Members of the Board of Directors

  • Jorma Eloranta
  • Maija-Liisa Friman
  • Per-Arne Blomquist
  • Laura Raitio
  • Jean-Baptiste Renard
  • Willem Schoeber
  • Kirsi Sormunen
  • Jorma Eloranta
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    Chair of the Board. Member of the Board since 2011. Independent member.

    (born 1951)

    M.Sc. (Tech.)
    Doctor of Science in Technology h.c.

    President and CEO of Metso Corporation 2004–2011.

    President and CEO of Kvaerner Masa-Yards 2001–2003.

    President and CEO of Patria Industries Group 1997–2000.

    Deputy Chief Executive of Finvest and Jaakko Pöyry Group 1996.

    President of Finvest 1985–1995.

    Chair of the Boards of Suominen Corporation and Uponor Corporation.

    Chair of the Board and President of Pienelo Oy.

    Vice Chair of Finnish Fair Foundation and member of the Board of Cargotec Corporation.

    Chair of Neste Oil's Personnel and Remuneration Committee. Member of the Shareholders' Nomination Board of Neste Oil Corporation and Suominen Corporation. Expert member of the Shareholders' Nomination Board of Uponor Corporation. 

  • Maija-Liisa Friman
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    Vice Chair of the Board. Member of the Board since 2010. Independent member.

    (born 1952)

    M.Sc. (Chem. Eng)

    President and CEO of Aspocomp Group Oyj 2004–2007.

    Managing Director of Vattenfall Oy in 2000–2004 and Managing Director of Gyproc Oy 1993–2000.

    Chair of the Boards of Ekokem and Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation.

    Member of the Boards of Finnair, Talvivaara and LKAB.

    Chair of the Audit Committees of Finnair and Talvivaara.

    Partner of Boardman Oy.

    Member of Neste Oil’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

  • Per-Arne Blomquist
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1962)

    B.Sc (Econ.)

    CFO & Executive Vice President Dometic Group since 2014.

    CFO & Executive Vice President of TeliaSonera AB 2008–2013.

    CEO TeliaSonera 2013. CFO & Executive Vice President of the SEB Group 2006–2008 and as Chief Group Controller & Head of Group Finance 2001–2006.

    CFO & Executive Vice President at Halogen AB 2000–2001.

    Several managerial positions at Telia AB during 1997–2000 and several positions at Alfa Laval Group during 1989–1997.

    Member of the Board of Djurgården Hockey AB. Chair of Neste Oil’s Audit Committee. Chair of Freedom Finance Nordic Group.

  • Laura Raitio
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    Member of the Board since 2011. Independent member.

    (born 1962)

    M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), Lic. Tech. (forest products technology)

    CEO of Diacor terveyspalvelut Oy 2014–.

    Executive Vice President, Building and Energy 2009–2014 and Member of the Executive Management Team 2006–2014, Ahlstrom Corporation.

    Ahlstrom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing (sales network, human resources, communications and marketing) 2006–2008.

    Ahlstrom’s Vice President and General Manager for Wallpaper & Poster, Pre-impregnated Decor, Abrasive Base in Osnabrück, Germany 2002–2005.

    Managing Director of Ahlstrom Kauttua Oy 2001–2002.

    Several managerial positions within Ahlstrom’s specialty paper business since 1990.

    Member of Neste Oil's Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

  • Jean-Baptiste Renard
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    Member of the Board since 2014. Independent member.

    (born 1961)

    M.Sc. (Eng.) an engineering diploma in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP).

    Founder and CEO, 2PR Consulting, independent energy expert and consultant.

    Several positions at BP 1986–2010; Regional Group Vice President for Europe and Southern Africa BP Plc 2006–2010, Group Vice President, Business Marketing and New Markets, and member of Downstream Executive Committee BP Plc 2003–2006.

    Non-Executive Director of Masana Petroleum Solutions, President of the Alumni Association of IFP School (French Petroleum Institute), Founding and Supervisory Board Member of Investir & +, an investment fund for social entrepreneurship; pro bono consulting for social entrepreneurs. Member of Neste Oil’s Audit Committee.

  • Willem Schoeber
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1948)

    Dr. (Chem. Eng.) 

    Former member of the Management Board of EWE AG, responsible for power generation and international business 2010–2013.

    Chair of the Management Board at swb AG (Bremen), 2007–2011.

    Several positions at Royal Dutch Shell Group's companies 1977–2007, in particular in oil refining. Chair of the Boards of Directors of EWE Turkey Holding AŞ, Bursagaz AŞ and Kayserigaz AŞ. Member of the supervisory board of Gasunie N.V. Member of Neste Oil's Audit  Committee.

  • Kirsi Sormunen
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1957)

    M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Nokia Corporation until December 2013.

    Vice President, Head of Sustainability 2009–2012, Vice President, Head of Environmental Affairs 2004–2009 and Vice President, Strategy Development at Nokia Corporation 2003–2004.

    Also served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Control & Planning for Nokia Americas at Nokia Inc., Irving, Texas 1999–2003, Senior Vice President of Finance & Control at Nokia Telecommunications 1995–1999, and Vice President & Group Treasurer Head of Global Treasury activities at Nokia Group 1993–1995.

    Several positions within Nokia Group's Treasury functions since 1982.

    Member of the Board of DNA Ltd and member of the Board of Directors of Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund. Member of Neste Oil's Audit Committee.