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Members of the Neste Executive Board

 

  • Matti Lievonen
  • Matti Lehmus
  • Kaisa Hietala
  • Antti Tiitola
  • Simo Honkanen
  • Tuomas Hyyryläinen
  • Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson
  • Osmo Kammonen
  • Lars Peter Lindfors
  • Jyrki Mäki-Kala
  • Matti Hautakangas*
  • Matti Lievonen
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    President & CEO, Chair of the Neste Executive Board

    (born 1958)

    B.Sc. (Eng.), eMBA. President & CEO since 1 December 2008

    Joined the company in 2008.

    Served as President of the Fine and Speciality Papers Division at UPM-Kymmene Corporation, and in a number of other senior positions at UPM (1986–2008), and prior to that at ABB. Member of UPM-Kymmene’s Executive Board 2002–2008.

    Chair of the Board of Nynas AB.

    Vice Chair of the Board of the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.

    Member of the Board of SSAB AB.

    Chair of the Supervisory Board of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Member of the Advisory Board of National Emergency Supply Agency.

    Member of the Supervisory Board of The Finnish Fair Corporation.

  • Matti Lehmus
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    Executive Vice President, Oil Products. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2009.

    (born 1974)

    M.Sc. (Eng.), eMBA

    Joined the company in 1997.

    Responsible for the Oil Products business area. Previously served as Executive Vice President of the Oil Products and Renewables business area (2011–2014), Executive Vice President of the Oil Products business area (2009–2010), Vice President of the Base Oils business in the Specialty Products Division (2007–2009), Vice President of Oil Refining Business Development (2007) and Gasoline Exports and Trading Manager (2004–2007) in the Oil Refining Division.

    Vice Chair of the Board of the Finnish Petroleum & Biofuels Association.

  • Kaisa Hietala
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    Executive Vice President, Renewable Products. Member of the Neste Executive Board as of 16 June 2014.

    (born 1971)

    M.Sc.(Physics), Finland and M.Sc.(Env.Sc.), UK

    Joined the company in 1998. Responsible for the Renewable Products business area. Served in several positions at Neste Oil, most recently as Vice President of the Renewable Fuels business (2011–2014), Vice President of Supply in Singapore (2009–2011), Commercial Director in Singapore (2008), and Feedstock Manager in the Renewable Fuels Business operations (2006–2008).

  • Antti Tiitola
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    Executive Vice President, Oil Retail. Member of the Neste Executive Board as of 8 October 2014.

    (born 1967)

    Commercial college graduate

    Joined the company in October 2014.

    Responsible for Oil Retail business area in Finland and the Baltic Rim, direct sales, and LPG.

    Served previously as Senior Vice President in Passenger traffic division of VR-Group Ltd (2012–2014), Managing Director of Lidl Finland (2000–2011), and in several marketing related positions in Örum Oy Ab (1992–2000).

    Member of the Board of Broman Group Oy, Raisio Oyj, and Verkkokauppa.com Oyj.

    Member of the Board of the Finnish Petroleum & Biofuels Association and the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce.

  • Simo Honkanen
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    Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2009.

    (born 1958)

    M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Joined the company in 2006. Responsible for the Sustainability and Public Affairs activities. Served previously as Vice President, Marketing, Raw Material Procurement, and Stakeholder Relations in the Renewable Fuels division (2008–2009), Vice President, New Ventures in the Components Division (2006–2007) and prior to that as Strategy Director in Shell Finland; Marketing Director, Retail in Shell Benelux and France; and in several other managerial positions in Finland and Sweden (1985–2005).

  • Tuomas Hyyryläinen
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    Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2012.

    (born 1977)

    M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Joined the company in 2012. Responsible for Strategy, New Ventures, Market Intelligence and M&A operations.

    Previously served as Vice President for Strategy at F-Secure and served in various strategy- and business development-related positions at Nokia.

    Member of the Board of Directors of Nynas AB.

  • Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson
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    Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Safety. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2006.

    (born 1966)

    M.Sc. (Eng.)

    Joined the company in 1990. Responsible for the Group's Human Resources and Safety corporate functions. Served as Laboratory and Research Manager at the Technology Center (1998–2004) and Vice President, Human Resources at Oil Refining (2004–2005).

    Member of the Board of Directors of Munksjö.

  • Osmo Kammonen
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    Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2004.

    (born 1959)

    M.Sc. (Laws)

    Joined the company in 2004. Responsible for the Group's Communications and Brand Marketing.

    Served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations; and Communications Manager in various companies in the electronics, engineering, construction materials, and forest products industries.

  • Lars Peter Lindfors
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    Senior Vice President, Technology. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2009.

    (born 1964)

    Ph.D. (Tech.), MBA 

    Joined the company in 2007. Responsible for Research & Development, Investment Management, Information Technology, Procurement, and Business Processes. Served previously as Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy (2009–2012), Vice President for the company's Research and Technology unit (2007–2009), Executive Vice President, Renewal and Development at Perstorp Group (2004–2007), Executive Vice President, R&T&D at Perstorp Group (2001–2004), and prior to that at Neste as R&D Manager and various other positions.

    Member of the Boards of the Fortum Foundation, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion and Neste Jacobs.

  • Jyrki Mäki-Kala
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    Chief Financial Officer. Member of the Neste Executive Board since 2013.

    (born 1961)

    M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Joined the company on 6 May 2013. Responsible for the Group’s financial management, investor relations, and risk management. Chair of the Board of Directors of Neste Jacobs.

    Served in various business and corporate financial positions at Kemira (2005–2013).

    Previously worked for Finnish Chemicals.

  • Matti Hautakangas*
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    General Counsel and Secretary to the Neste Executive Board, the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, and the Shareholders' Nomination Board.

    (born 1963)

    M.Sc. (Laws)

    Joined the company in 2003. Responsible for the Group’s legal affairs. Secretary to the Neste Executive Board, Board of Directors, and the Audit Committee since 2004 and to the Shareholders’ Nomination Board since 2013.

    Served previously as Legal Counsel, Oil Refining (2003–2004) and as an attorney-at-law at Procopé & Hornborg Law Offices Ltd. (1994–2003).

    * Not a member of the Neste Executive Board

 

Ilkka Poranen acted as a Senior Vice President, Production, until June 2014, and Sakari Toivola as Executive Vice President, Oil Retail, until October 2014.