Board of Directors

Jukka Viinanen

Chairman, b. 1948,
M.Sc. (Tech)

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2008

Positions of trust:

  • Metso Oyj, Member of the Board since 2008, Chairman of the Board since 2009
  • Lahden Seudun Kehittämisyhtiö Oy, Chairman of the Board since 2009

Past positions of trust:

  • Rautaruukki Oyj, Chairman of the Board, 2001–2009
  • Kronans Droghandel AB, Chairman of the Board, 2002–2005
  • Huhtamaki Oyj, Member of the Board, 1999–2005
  • State Research Institute, Chaiman of the Board, 1994–2002
  • Uponor Oyj (Former Asko Oyj), Member of the Board, 1993–2001
  • Lassila & Tikanoja Group Oyj, Member of the Board, 1993–2001
  • Neste Oyj, Vice Chairman of the Board, 1996–1999
  • Neste Oyj, Member of the Board, 1990–1996

Career history:

  • President and CEO of Orion Oyj 2000–2007
  • President and CEO of Neste Oyj 1997–1999
  • Executive and Board positions in Neste Oyj 1983–1999

Juha Laaksonen

b. 1952, B.Sc. (Econ.)
Fortum Corporation, Executive Vice President and CFO 2000–2012

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2007

Positions of trust:

  • Sato Oyj, Chairman of the Board since 2007
  • The Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations, Chairman of the Board since 2012  
  • The Fortum Art Foundation, Chairman of the Board since 2006
  • Kemijoki Oy, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2002  

Past positions of trust:

  • Teollisuuden Voima Oy, Member of the Board, 2003–2010
  • Tapiola Mutual Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board, 2002–2007
  • Neste Oil Oyj, Member of the Board, 2005–2007
  • Fortum Pension Fund, Chairman of the Board, 2001–2005

Career history:  

  • Fortum Oyj, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, 1999–2000
  • Fortum Oil & Gas Oy, Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning, 1999–2000
  • Neste Oyj, Chief Financial Officer, 1998–1999
  • Neste Oyj, Corporate Controller, 1997–1998

Jari Paasikivi

Vice chairman, b. 1954,
M.Sc. (Econ.)

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2012

Positions of trust:

  • Confederation of Finnish Industries, Member of the Board since 2013
  • Oras Ltd, Member of the Board since 1982, Vice Chairman since 2006
  • Uponor Corporation, Member of the Board since 2007 and Chairman of the Board since 2008
  • Tikkurila Oyj, Member of the Board since 2008, Deputy Chairman 2008–2010 and Chairman since 2010
  • Kemira Oyj, Member of the Nomination Committee since 2009
  • Technology Industries of Finland, Member of the Board since 2006 and Chairman since 2012

Kerttu Tuomas

b. 1957, B.Sc. (Econ.)
KONE Corporation, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, a member of the Executive Board since 2002

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2010

Positions of trust:

  • JTO School of Management, a member of the Board since 2007
  • Member of CEMS Strategic Board (the Global Alliance in Management Education) since 2008

Career history:  

  • Elcoteq Network Corporation, Group Vice President, Human Resources, 2000–2002
  • Masterfoods Oy, Personnel & Organization Manager, 1994–1999

Elizabeth Armstrong

b. 1947, Ph.D.

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2003

Past positions of trust:

  • Image Polymers, Chairman of the Board 1996–2005

Career history:

  • President of NeoResins 1996–2005
  • 30-years experience in the chemical industry and 15 years in senior management positions (Cyanamid, Cytec Industries, Zeneca, Avecia)

Winnie Fok

b. 1956, Bachelor of Commerce
Foundation Administration Management Sweden AB, Senior Advisor since 2013

A member of the Kemira Oyj Board of Directors since 2011

Positions of trust:

  • Aktiebolaget SKF, a member of the Board  2004–2013
  • Volvo Car Corporation, a member of the Board since 2010
  • G4S plc, a member of the Board since 2010

Career history:

  • Investor AB, Senior Advisor 2010–2012
  • Husqvarna Group, Senior Advisor 2010–2012
  • EQT Partners Asia Limited, Chief Executive Officer / Senior Partner 2001–2010, Managing Director 2000–2001
  • CEF New Asia Partners Limited, “CEFNAP”, Managing Director 1998–1999
  • Peregrine Direct Investments Limited, PDIL, Director and Co-head, 1994–1998
  • Strategic Assets International Limited, Director 1988–1994