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Metsa Board Oyj (METSB.HE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ilkka Hamala

57 2018 Chairman of the Board

Mika Joukio

54 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Corporate Management Team

Martti Asunta

63 2008 Vice Chairman of the Board

Jussi Noponen

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Corporate Management Team

Sari Pajari

50 2017 Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Member of the Corporate Management Team

Susanna Tainio

43 2015 Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Member of the Corporate Management Team

Ari Kiviranta

55 2017 Senior Vice President, Development; Member of the Corporate Management Team

Harri Pihlajaniemi

48 2017 Senior Vice President, Production; Member of the Corporate Management Team

Hannu Anttila

63 2018 Director

Jussi Linnaranta

46 2017 Director

Kirsi Komi

55 2010 Independent Director

Kai Korhonen

67 2008 Independent Director

Liisa Leino

58 2009 Independent Director

Juha Niemela

72 2007 Independent Director

Veli Sundback

72 2013 Independent Director

Katri Sundstrom

2015 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ilkka Hamala

Mr. Ilkka Hamala has been Chairman of the Board at Metsa Board Oyj since March 27, 2018. He has served as Metsa Group, President and CEO (as of April 1, 2018); Metsaliitto Cooperative, CEO (since 2018); Metsa Fibre Oy, CEO (2008–2017) and Oy Metsa-Botnia Ab (now Metsa Fibre Oy), various management positions (1988–2017). He has worked at Finnish Forest Industries Federation as Chairman of the Board (since 2018), Chairman of the Labor Market Committee (since 2017), Chairman of the Board and the Board’s working committee (2012–2013); Pohjolan Voima Oy, deputy member of the Board (since 2009); Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, member of the Supervisory Board (since 2009) and Delegation of Exellence Finland, member (since 2008). He holds Master of Science in Engineering.

Mika Joukio

Mr. Mika Joukio has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Corporate Management Team of Metsa Board Oyj, effective as of October 1, 2014. He joined from Metsa Tissue Corporation where he was CEO from 2012 until 2014. He no longer serves as Member of the Management Team, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Packaging of M-real Oyj, effective as of February 2012. He has held this position since 2009. He was previously Member of the Management Team, Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Packaging of the Company since November 2006. He joined the Company’s Management Team in 2006 and started in the Company in 1990. He has held various positions in management and development tasks at Metsa-Serla and M-real since 1990, including positions such as Assistant Production Manager between 1990 and 1996 and Production Manager between 1996 and 2001 at Metsa-Serla Tako Board Mill. He was Vice President and Mill Manager at the M-real Aanekoski Board Mill between 2001 and 2004, Senior Vice President of Corporate Logistics and Supply Chain between 2004 and 2005, Vice President and Mill Manager of M-real Kyro Board and Paper Mill between 2005 and 2006 and Vice President and Mill Manager at M-real Kyro Board and Paper Mill and M-real Tako Board Mill during 2006. He holds Master of Science degree in Technology and Master of Business Administration degree.

Martti Asunta

Mr. Martti Asunta has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since 2008. He is also Member of the Company’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. His other Board assignments include Chairman of the Boards positions at Metsaliitto Cooperative (since 2008), Pellervo-Media Oy (2013-2017) and Pellervo-Seura (2010-2017, Member 2008-2017), as well as Member of the Boards positions at Metsa Fibre Oy (since 2008) and Metsa Tissue Corporation (since 2008). He has also been Member of the Board of Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development (2012-2018) and Chairman of Cooperative Council of Finland since 2013. Previously, he worked at Huoneistokeskus Oy, Branch Manager (2003–2005); Municipality of Kuru, Project Manager (2001–2003); Kiinteistotoimisto Martti Asunta LKV, Entrepreneur (1995–2015); Suomen Yhdyspankki, Bank Manager (1993–1995); Tampere Regional Savings Bank (SSP), Area Manager (1988–1993); Federation of Forest Management Associations in Pohjois-Hame, Field Manager, Executive Manager (1982–1988). Mr. Asunta has obtained a Master of Science degree in Forestry. He also holds Metsaneuvos (Finnish honorary title).

Jussi Noponen

Mr. Jussi Noponen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Corporate Management Team at Metsa Board Oyj, effective as of September 16, 2016. Noponen holds a Master of Science degree in Technology. He was Senior Vice President, Group Finance of Metsa Group (2009-2016). He has worked within Metsa Group in various financial expert and management positions since 2000, during 2003–2008 in Metsa Board. He was at Metsa Board Corporation as Senior Vice President, Business Control, Graphic Papers (2008); Metsa Board Corporation as Vice President, Group Business Control (2006–2008); Metsa Board Corporation as Business Controller, Folding Cartons (2003–2006). He also worked at Nokia Corporation (1999–2000), and Metsa Group (2000–2003), SAP system implementation projects in finance.

Sari Pajari

Ms. Sari Pajari has been Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Member of the Corporate Management Team at Metsa Board Oyj since June 6, 2017. She has previously been Senior Vice President, Business Development and Member of the Corporate Management Team of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since April 1, 2011. She joined Metsa Group in 2007 as Director, Group ICT at Metsaliitto Group (2007-2009) and was later on appointed its CIO, Senior Vice President (2009-2011). Prior to that, Ms. Pajari was Principal Consultant and Business Development Executive at IBM Corporation (2002-2007). In the past, she also served as Principal Consultant at PwC Management Consulting (2000-2002) and held various positions (Consultant, Senior Consultant, Vice President) at Jaakko Poyry Consulting in Finland and the United States (1990-2000). She has been Member of the Board of Directors of Tieto Corporation since 2012. Ms. Pajari holds Master of Science degree in Technology.

Susanna Tainio

Ms. Susanna Tainio has been Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Member of the Corporate Management Team of Metsa Board Oyj since January 1, 2015. She was previously Vice President, Human Resources at the Company from 2012 until 2014. She also served as VP, Human Resources Paperboard business area, and Group HRD Services at Metsa Group (2012). She was VP, Human Resources, Consumer Packaging business area (2011-2012). She was previously Head of HR Development at Oy Sinebrychoff Ab (2011) and HR Development Manager at the company (2007-2011). She holds Phil. Lic. (Comm) degree.

Ari Kiviranta

Mr. Ari Kiviranta has been Senior Vice President, Development and Member of the Corporate Management Team of Metsa Board Oyj since June 6, 2017. He has previously been Senior Vice President, Production and Technology at Metsa Board Oyj, effective as of January 1, 2015. He has been Member of the Corporate Management Team of the Company since January 1, 2014. He no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Cartonboard Business Area at Metsa Board Oyj, effective as of January 1, 2015. He has held this position since January 1, 2014. He worked in Metsa-Serla (present Metsa Board) from 1993 until 1995 and re-joined in 1999. His latest position was Managing Director and Vice President, Mill Manager at Metsa Board Zanders GmbH (2012-2013). He has earlier also held the positions of Vice President, R&D, Consumer Packaging Business area (2008-2012) and mill manager, M-real Kyro and M-real Tako (2009-2010) at M-real Corporation. He was Head of Production at M-real Zanders GmbH (2004-2008); Vice President, R&D at M-real Corporation (2001-2004); Manager, Process Development at Metsa-Seria Corporation (1999-2001); Manager, Product Development at Valmet Corporation (1997-1999) and USA, Manager, R&D at Valmet Corporation (1995-1997) as well as Development Manager at Metsa-Seria Paper and Board Ltd. (1993-1995). He holds a Doctorate of Science in Technology.

Harri Pihlajaniemi

Mr. Harri Pihlajaniemi has been appointed Senior Vice President, Production and Member of the Corporate Management Team at Metsa Board Oyj, effective as of September 6, 2017. He holds M.Sc. in Technology degree. He previously worked for Stora Enso Corporation as Vice President, Operations Excellence & Investments (2012–2017), Mill Director, Publication Paper, Veitsiluoto mill (2011–2012), Production Director, Oulu paper mill (2008–2011), Production Manager PM6, Oulu mill (2006–2007) and Production Manager PM7, Oulu mill (2004–2005). He also worked for Metsa Board Corporation as Production Manager PM3, Kirkniemi mill (2001–2004).

Hannu Anttila

Mr. Hannu Anttila has been Director of Metsa Board Oyj since March 27, 2018. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 1, 2005 till October 18, 2006. He worked as Metsa Group, Executive Vice President, Strategy (2006 – February 28, 2017); M-real Corporation (now Metsa Board Corporation), CEO (2005–2006); Metsaliitto Group, Chief Financial Officer (2003–2004); Metsa Tissue Corporation, CEO, (1998–2003);Oy Metsa-Botnia Ab and Metsa Serla Corporation (now Metsa Fibre Oy and Metsa Board Corporation), various management positions. He has been with Metsa Tissue Corporation as Member of the Board (since 2004), Metsa Fibre Oy as Member of the Board (2004–2017) and Metsa Group Financial Services Ltd. as Chairman of the Board (2010–2013). He holds Master of Science in Economy.

Jussi Linnaranta

Mr. Jussi Linnaranta has been Director of Metsa Board Oyj since March 27, 2017. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. He has been Agricultural entrepreneur (since 2001) and Thermal entrepreneur (since 2003). He worked at Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Information and Research Centre, various positions (1997–2007). He has served at Metsaliitto Cooperative, member of the Board (since 2017); Pohjois-Savo Cooperative bank, member of the Representative Council (2014–2017); Metsaliitto Cooperative, member of the Supervisory Board (2004–2016); The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), member of the Energy Committee (2007–2008 and 2014–2016); Kalakukko 2006 ry, member of the LEADER Operational Committee and the Board (2001–2006). He holds M.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry) and is Agronomist.

Kirsi Komi

Ms. Kirsi Komi has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since 2010. She also serves as Member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Ms. Komi is a former General Counsel and Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Siemens Networks (2007-2010). Prior to that, she was Vice President, Legal, at Nokia Corporation, and served as Member of its Networks Business Group (NET) Leadership Team and other NET senior management forums (1999-2007). She was also Legal Counsel at Nokia Corporation (1992-1999). Ms. Komi chairs the Board of Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (since 2011) and she has been Member of the Board since 2010. Apart from this, she has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Patria Plc (2011-2016) and Member of the Board of Citycon Oyj (since 2011) and Chairman of the Board of Docrates Oy (since 2011). She has also served as Member of the Boards of Martela Corporation and Finnvera Oyj since 2013, as well as Bittium Oyj since 2015, Humana AB since 2017, Lindstrom Invest Oy since 2017, The Finnish National Theatre since 2017 and Veikkaus Oy (2016). She holds a Master of Laws degree from Helsingin yliopisto.

Kai Korhonen

Mr. Kai Korhonen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since 2008. He also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Korhonen is a former Senior Executive Vice President of Stora Enso Oyj (1998-2007). In the past, he also served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company (2006-2008) and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Finnish Forest Industries Federation (2006-2007). He was also Member of the Board of American Forest & Paper Association (2000-2003) and Member of the Board of German Pulp and Paper Association (1995-2000). He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree.

Liisa Leino

Ms. Liisa Leino has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since 2009. She also serves as Member of the Company’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. Ms. Leino is Chief Executive Officer (since 2011) and full-time Chairman of the Board (since 2006) of Leino Group Ltd. Apart from that, she holds a number of directorships and has served as Member of the Boards of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries (2011-2016), Cadmatic Oy (since 2015) and Elomatic Oy (since 2011), as well as Vice Chairman of Yrityssalo Oy since 2017. She has also been Supervisory Board Member of Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA (2010-2016) and serves as Deputy Member of the Board of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (since 2011). She was previously Member of the Boards of Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (2011-2012), Rautaruukki Corporation (2007-2014) and Alko Oy (2009-2011). Ms. Leino holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition. She also holds Finnish honorary title, Teollisuusneuvos.

Juha Niemela

Mr. Juha Antti Niemela has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj (formerly M-real Oyj) since March 13, 2007. He also serves as Member of the Company’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. Mr. Niemela is former Chief Executive Officer of UPM-Kymmene Corporation (1996-2004). His most recent board assignments include Chairman of the Board of Green Resources AS (2009-2015) and Veikkaus Oy (2001-2011), as well as Member of the Board of Powerflute Oyj (2005-2013). He was also Member of the Board of MeritaNordbanken Plc (1998-1999). Mr. Niemela has obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics and a Doctorate of Science h.c. degree in Economics and Technology. He also holds Finnish honorary title, Vuorineuvos.

Veli Sundback

Mr. Veli Sundback has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Metsa Board Oyj since March 26, 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee. He holds Master of Laws degree. Previously, he served at Nokia Corporation as Member of the Executive Board, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Responsibility (1996-2008), at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Secretary of State (1993-1996), held various positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, diplomatic offices in Brussels and Geneva (1969-1993). He has served on the Boards of Directors of Vaaka Partners, as Chairman of the Board (since 2010), IYF as Member of the Board (2009-2014), Finnair Plc as member of the Board (2004-2012), Huhtamaki Oyj as Chairman of the Board (1999-2005), Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) as Member of the Board (2004-2008) and The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries as Member and Vice Chairman of the Board (2004-2007). He is Ambassador.

Katri Sundstrom