Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Altia consists of no less than one and no more than five members in addition to the chairman and vice chairman. On this page, you'll find the biographies of the members of Altia's Board of Directors. Read more about the role of the Board of Directors on our Governance pages.

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae
Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, B.Sc. (Business Administration)

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, Member of the Board since 2013
Chairman of the HR Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Key positions of trust:

Posti Group Corporation, Chairman of the Board
BoConcept AB, Chairman of the Board
Babysam AS, Chairman of the Board
TCM AS, Chairman of the Board
Nordic Pet Care Group AS, Chairman of the Board
Footway AB, Chairman of the Board
Paulig Oy, Chairman of the Board
Isadora AB, Chairman of the Board
SAS AB, Member of the Board
Broman Group Oy, Member of the Board
Harvia Oy, Member of the Board

 

Jyrki Mäki-Kala
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

b.1961, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Neste Oyj, CFO

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2020
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Kemira Oyj, CFO (2008–2013)
Kemira Pulp and Paper, various Director, VP and President positions (1988–2007)

Key positions of trust:
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance, Member of the Supervisory Board

Jukka Leinonen
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1962, M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Telenor ASA, EVP Nordic Cluster
DNA Ltd, CEO

Member of the Board of Directors since 2020
Member of the HR Committee

Main work experience:
DNA Ltd, SVP Corporate Business (2010–2013)
TeliaSonera Ltd, various management positions (2002–2009)
Sonera Oyj, SVP (2000–2002)
Sonera Solutions Oy, President and CEO (1996–1999)

Positions of trust:
FiCom ry, Chairman of the Board

Tiina Lencioni
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1971, Master of Laws (LL.M.) 2.Staatsexamen/Assessor iuris. (Germany)
Marimekko Corporation, General Counsel

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Amer Sports Corporation, Legal Counsel (2007-2012)
Ahlstrom Corporation, Legal Counsel (2005-2007)
UPM Group, Group Legal Counsel (2002-2003)

Key positions of trust:
Board of Business Practice of Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board

Jukka Ohtola
Jukka Ohtola
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA
Prime Minister’s Office, Ministerial Adviser

Member of the Board of Directors since 2018
Member of the HR Committee

Key positions of trust:
Motiva Oy, member of the Board
State Business Development Company Vake Oy, member of the Board

Anette Rosengren
Anette Rosengren
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, B. Sc. Marketing and Marketing Management
Managing Director Nordics, Philip Morris International

Member of the Board of Directors since 2019

Main work experience:

Fazer Bakery Sweden, Managing Director (2015-2018)
Lantmännen Doggy, CEO (2012-2015)
Lantmännen, SVP, Head of CF Communication, Sustainability and R&D (2008-2012)
Kraft Foods, Director Strategic Development and Marketing Nordic (2005-2008)
Kraft Foods (Austria), VP Category Development EEMA region (2004-2005)
Kraft Foods (USA), Director Marketing Service, International (2002-2004)

Key positions of trust:
Greenfood Group, Member of the Board of Directors

Torsten Steenholt
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1969, M.Sc. (Pharmacy), M.Sc. (Chemical Research), Master Brewer
Chr. Hansen, EVP, Global Operations

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Chr. Hansen, SVP Global Product Supply (2012-2017)
Carlsberg Group, Vice Presiden Supply Chain (2009-2012)
Unicer, Chief Operations Officer (COO) (2007-2009)
Carlsberg UK Ltd, Brewery Director (2003-2007)

Key positions of trust:
CO-RO A/S, Member of the Board

Independence of the Board of Directors

The Board has evaluated the independence of its members. All members of the Board of Directors are independent of the company. Board member Jukka Ohtola is a member of the Board of State Business Development Company Vake Oy, and holds an office with the Ownership Steering Department of the Prime Minister’s Office. All other members of the Board are independent of major shareholders of the company.