Nordea appoints Chief Legal Officer

Stock exchange releases | 13-06-2018 15:00

Jussi Koskinen, currently VP, Head of Global Corporate Legal at Nokia, will join Nordea as Chief Legal Officer and will be part of Group Executive Management. He will start on 1 September 2018. This appointment follows the decision by the current Chief Legal Officer, Lena Eriksson, to retire and leave Nordea early 2019.

Jussi Koskinen, 43, currently serves at Nokia Corporation as Head of Global Corporate Legal and board secretary. Jussi Koskinen will join Nordea as Chief Legal Officer and will be a member of Group Executive Management. In addition, Jussi will act as secretary to the Board of Directors. Jussi Koskinen has since 2004 held senior positions within Legal and Compliance at Nokia with broad involvement across various legal matters, including business legal, regulatory and corporate legal matters.  

- With the appointment of Jussi, we will be joined by a strong and commercially oriented leader of the legal team with broad international experience, and I look forward to welcoming Jussi to Nordea, says Casper von Koskull, Group CEO of Nordea.

- I look very much forward to joining Nordea at an exciting time during the end-to-end transformation and following the pending re-domiciliation to Finland, says Jussi Koskinen, future Chief Legal Officer of Nordea.

The appointment of Jussi Koskinen follows the decision by the current Head of Group Legal at Nordea, Lena Eriksson, to retire. Lena Eriksson will be leaving Nordea after 29 years in senior legal roles, since 2003 as Head of Group Legal and since 2008 secretary to the Nordea Bank Board of Directors. Lena Eriksson will retire no later than March 2019 when the onboarding of Jussi Koskinen is completed.

- Lena has contributed immensely to Nordea and I want to thank her for her dedication and many accomplishments throughout the years where she has been key in building the in-house legal function. Looking back over the past 29 years, Lena has been highly appreciated both as leader of the legal team and support to management and she has been involved in many significant events in our history such as the mergers into today’s Nordea and the ongoing re-domiciliation, says Casper von Koskull.

- It has been an honour to serve the bank in this position for so many years and a true privilege to lead the legal team with its unique pool of competence. It has been a very interesting and exciting time with significant changes in the banking industry as well as at Nordea. I wish my successor warmly welcome and will team up with him to ensure a good transition, says Lena Eriksson.

For further information:
Claes Eliasson, Group Communications, +46 72 141 67 12
The information in this press release is such, which Nordea Bank AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 15.00 CET on 13 June 2018.