Members of the Board

The Board further comprises the following members appointed by the employees, one of who at a time is a deputy member:

Hans Christian Riise  
Kari Ahola
Toni H. Madsen
Gerhard Olsson (deputy until 30 April 2018)

Ph.D (Economics), 1979.
Board member since 2008 and Chairman since 2011. 
Born 1952. 
Nationality Finnish
Board Chairman of Sampo plc and UPM-Kymmene Corporation.

Other assignments: 

Board Chairman of Hanken School of Economics. 
Board member of several charities, including the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA/ETLA and the Mannerheim Foundation.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2001 - 2009Group CEO and President, Sampo plc
2005 - 2007Board Chairman, Sampo Bank plc
1998& - 2000Board Chairman and CEO of Mandatum Bank plc
1992 - 1997President of Mandatum & Co Ltd
1985 - 1992Various positions with Union Bank of Finland including executive vice president and member of the executive committee 1989-1992
1974 - 1985Various academic positions, including Professor of Economics at Hanken School of Economics and visiting associate professor at Brown University and Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

Law studies at Uppsala University
Board member since 2003 and vice chairman since 2017.
Born 1943.
Nationality Swedish.

Board Chairman of Vattenfall AB.
Board member of Viking Line Abp.

Other assignments:

Board Chairman of the Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS).
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Honorary consul of Finland in Sweden.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2008 - 2011President and Group CEO of Posten Norden AB
2006 - 2010Board member of TeliaSonera AB
2005 - 2009Board Chairman of the Royal Swedish Opera
2002 - 2007President and Group CEO Nordea Bank AB
1993 - 2002Various executive management positions within Nordea Group
1970 - 1993Various positions within Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (Excutive Vice President from 1989)

MSc (Business Economics and Auditing) and State Authorised Public Accountant
Board member since 2017
Born 1967
Nationality: Danish

Group CEO and President of TDC A/S. 
Board member of DFDS A/S and Genmab A/S

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2011 - 2015Group Chief Financial Officer TDC A/S
2006 - 2010Various management positions TDC A/S
2002 - 2003Partner Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
1987 - 2002Auditor Arthur Andersen

BA Honours (Economics) and MSc (Accounting & Finance)
Board member since 2014.
Born 1961.
Nationality American and British. 

Board member of Oras Invest Ltd 

Other assignments:

Board member of UK Government Investments Limited

Previous position

Period    Position
1985 - 2012Various positions within J.P. Morgan
2011 - 2012Head, Wealth Management for Southeast, USA
2007 - 2011Head, Nordics Investment Bank, UK
2005 - 2007Head, Mergers & Acquisitions Execution, European Financial Institutions, UK
2003 - 2005Head, Commercial Banking Group, UK
1994 - 2005Managing Director, Financial Institutions Investment Banking, UK
1990 - 1994Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, UK
1985 - 1990International Capital Markets, USA

Master of Applied Finance
Board member since 2010. 
Born 1962. 
Nationality: Australian.

CEO Aegon Asset Management and Board member of several other group companies incl. chairman of the board of Aegon Asset Management Holdings BV and member of the Management Board of Aegon NV. 

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of La Banque Postale Asset Management SA.

Other assignments:

Member of the Supervisory Board of Nederlands Investeringsinstelling NV

Board member of The American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
1994 - 2008Various positions within ABN AMRO
2006 - 2008Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of ABN AMRO Asset Management Holdings NV
2004 - 2005Managing Director and CFO of Wholesale Clients Business Unit
2002 - 2004Global Head of Financial Markets Research and Financial Markets Infrastructure Support as well as member of Financial Markets Executive Committee
2000 - 2002Business Manager to Senior Executive Vice President of Global Financial Markets 
1998 - 2000Director, Head of Corporate Sales Australia and New Zealand
1997 - 1998Director, Head of Commodities in Sydney 
1994 - 1997Associate Director and Director, Treasury Sales in Sydney
1981 - 1994Various positions within Toronto Dominion Australia Limited in a number of trading, sales and management roles in Financial Markets

MBA, Ph.D (Mathematical science) and MSc (Computer Science)
Board member since 2015.
Born 1970.
Nationality: Norwegian.

Board member of Academedia AB, DNV GL Group AS, Oslo Börs VPS Holding ASA, Oslo Börs ASA and Syncron International AB.

Other assignments:

Board member of Norsk rikskringkasting AS (NRK), Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas, Oslo Business Region AS, Simula Research Laboratory AS and Kavli Trust. 

Chairman of the board of Polyteknisk Forening. 

Member of the Corporate Assembly (Nor. Bedriftsforsamlingen).

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2011 - 2015Managing director of TechnoRocks AS 
2008 - 2011Director of Business Management at Microsoft Development Center, Norway
2004 - 2008Vice President for Services Strategic Development, Product Marketing and Strategic Development at Fast Search & Transfer ASA 
1997 - 2003Prize Fellow, Tutor and Lecturer at University of Oxford, the UK 
2003 Visiting Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China  
2002Assistant Professor and Programme Manager at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1999Visiting Researcher at DEC/Compaq Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, USA 
1996 - 1997Scientific Researcher at Norwegian Computing Centre
1994 - 1996IT developer at Skrivervik Data

Master of Science (Engineering) and Bachelor of Business Administration
Board member since 2010.
Born 1955.
Nationality: Finnish.

Group CEO and President of Sampo plc.
Board Chairman of If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd and Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited.
Board member of Nokia Corporation and Waypoint Group Holding Ltd.

Other assignments:

Vice Chairman of Finance Finland (FFI).
Board member of Niilo Helander Foundation.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2001 - 2009Deputy CEO of Sampo plc 
1999 - 2000President of Sampo Life Insurance Company Ltd
1996 - 1998President of Nova Life Insurance Company Ltd
1991 - 1996 President of Jaakko Pöyry Group
1985 - 1991 President of JP Finance Oy

MSc (Computer Science) and MBA
Board member since 2015. 
Born 1966. 
Nationality: Norwegian.

Board member of Schibsted ASA, Skooler AS, Nordic Semiconductor ASA.

Other assignments:

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2011 - 2016CEO of Parallels, Inc.
2009 - 2010Vice President of Worldwide SMB & Distribution at Microsoft Corporation
2004 - 2009General Manager of Microsoft Russia
2002 - 2004
General Manager of Microsoft Norge
2000 - 2002 CEO of Scandinavia Online AB
1996 - 1999 Vice President of Business Development of Schibsted ASA
1993 - 1996Consultant of McKinsey & Company 
1992 - 1993Oil Trader and Managing Director of Norwegian Oil Trading AS

Law degree (Juris Doctor)
Board member since 2017
Born 1970
Nationality: Italian

Board member of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell

Other assignments:

Chief Legal Officer and member of the Group Leadership Team in Nokia Corporation

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2013 - 2014
Group General Counsel and member of the Executive Board Nokia Siemens & Networks
2011 - 2013
Group General Counsel and member of the Global Leadership Team Tetra Pak, Tetra Laval Group
2009 - 2010
Group General Counsel and member of the Global Leadership Team Sidel, Tetra Laval Group
2008 - 2009
Adjunct professor and lecturer Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
2006 - 2009
Senior Legal Counsel GE Oil & Gas
2005 - 2006
Senior Legal Counsel The Hertz Corporation
2001 - 2004
Senior Legal Counsel GE Oil & Gas
1998 - 2001Lawyer Pini, Bingham & Partners
1994 - 1998Lawyer The Greco Law firm

BA (Economics) and MSc (Computer systems and Telecommunication)
Board member since 2017. 
Born 1961. 
Nationality: Swedish.

Board Chairman of IFS AB (publ), The North Alliance Group AS and mySafety Group AB.

Previous positions:

Period    Position
2009 - 2015
President and CEO Intrum Justitia AB (publ)
2001 - 2008
President and CEO Acando AB (publ)
1996 - 2001
Consultant own company 
1987 - 1995
Management consultant McKinsey & Company
System development engineer Ericsson