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Group Management Board

Members of the Group Management Board as from 1 January 2015

Mikko Helander

b. 1960, Master of Science (Technology).
President and CEO of Kesko Corporation and Chair of the Group Management Board.
Domicile: Hyvinkää, Finland.
Other major duties: Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2015- and Deputy Chair of the Board 2015-, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2015-, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy: member of the Board 2015-, Metsä Fibre Oy: member of the Board 2008-2014, German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP): member of the Board 2013-2014, Myllykoski Paper Oy: Vice Chair of the Board 2007-2012, Finnish Forest Industries Federation: member of the Board 2007-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2014. Kesko Corporation's Managing Director and Kesko Group's President and CEO since 1 January 2015. Kesko Corporation's Executive Vice President 2014. Metsä Board Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2006-2014, Metsä Tissue Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2003-2006, Valmet Corporation: Head of Converting Machinery Division (UK) and member of the company’s Management Board 1999-2003, Vice President for the Calender Business Unit 1997-1999, Head of Operations (Valmet Rotomec S.p.a., Italy) 1994-1997, Head of Project Department at Valmet Järvenpää 1993–1994, Managing Director of Kasten Hövik 1990-1993, Valmet Paper Machinery Inc.: Production Manager at Valmet Järvenpää 1987-1990, Valmet Corporation: Project Engineer 1984-1987.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 October 2014.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2014: 8,791 B shares.

Jorma Rauhala

b. 1965, Master of Science (Economics).
Senior Vice President, the grocery trade division.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland.
Other major duties: The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2013-, Chair of the Board 2013-2014, the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2014-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1992. Senior Vice President for the grocery trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Kesko Food Ltd since 5 February 2013. Vice President for the K-citymarket chain's food trade 2012-2013, Managing Director of Kespro Ltd 2007-2012, Purchasing Director of Kespro Ltd 2003-2007.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 5 February 2013.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 3,161 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 4,661 B shares.


 

Terho Kalliokoski

b. 1961, Master of Science (Economics).
Senior Vice President, the home improvement and speciality goods trade division.
Domicile: Kirkkonummi, Finland.
Other major duties: Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2009-, Deputy Chair of the Board 2012-, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy: Deputy member of the Board 2011-, Eurobuy GmbH: member of the Board 2013-2014, Eurogroup Far East Ltd: member of the Board 2013-2014, the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2005-2013, The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2006-2013, Deputy Chair of the Board 2006-2007, Chair of the Board 2008-2009 and 2013, the Finnish 4H Federation: member of the Supervisory Board 2009-2012, Association for the Finnish Work: Council member 2006-2009, member of the Board 2010, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2006, ECR Finland ry: member of the Board 2006, the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients: member of the Board 2002-2003, Oulu Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2000-2002, Delegation member 1997-2002.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1985. Senior Vice President for the home improvement and speciality goods trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Rautakesko Ltd since 5 February 2013. President of Kesko Food Ltd 2005-2013, Senior Vice President for Kesko Real Estate 2002-2005, District Director of the Northern Finland District (Oulu) 1998-2002, Sales Director of the Supermarket Chain Unit (Oulu) 1996-1997, Retail Services Manager of Grocery Retail Services (Oulu) 1995-1996, Financial Manager of the Northern Finland District (Oulu) 1990-1995, Investment Manager of the Real Estate Department (Helsinki) 1988-1990, Project Planner of the Store Site Office (Helsinki) 1985-1987.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 17 March 2005.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 15,000 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 15,000 B shares.


 

Pekka Lahti

b. 1955, Master of Science (Agriculture).
Senior Vice President, the car and machinery trade division.
Domicile: Vantaa, Finland.
Other major duties: The Association of Automobile Importers in Finland: member of the Board 2007-2012 and 2014-, Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Finnish Car Recycling Ltd: member of the Board 2007-2012, The Finnish Information Centre of Automobile Sector (AUT): member of the Board 2009-2012, Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2010-2012.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1981. Senior Vice President for the car and machinery trade division since 1 January 2015. President of VV-Auto Group Oy since 1 February 2006. President of Kesko Agro Ltd 2005, Managing Director of Konekesko Ltd 2001-2005, Vice President for Kesko Machinery 2000.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 March 2005.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 6,767 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 7,967 B shares.

 

Jukka Erlund

b. 1974, Master of Science (Economics), eMBA.
Senior Vice President, CFO.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Finnish Commerce Federation: Chair of the Tax and Economic Policy Committee 2011-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Economy and Tax Committee 2012-, Suomen Luotto-osuuskunta: member of the Board 2012-, Luottokunta Oy: member of the Board 2012.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2004. Senior Vice President, CFO since 1 November 2011. Kesko Food Ltd's Vice President for Finance 2010-2011, Kesko Corporation's Vice President, Corporate Controller 2007-2010, Kesko Corporation's Corporate Business Controller 2004-2007.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 November 2011.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 3,738 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 4,938 B shares.


 

Matti Mettälä

b. 1963, Master of Laws.
Senior Vice President, human resources.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Finnish Business & Society ry: member of the Board 2013-, Huoltoupseeriyhdistys ry: member of delegation 2013-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Research Committee 2013-, the Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: member of the Board 2005-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd in 1990-2005 and since 2012. Senior Vice President for human resources since 1 January 2015. Senior Vice President for human resources and stakeholder relations 2012-2014. K-Retailers' Association: Managing Director 2005-2012, Rautakesko Ltd: Vice President for Finance 2002-2005, Rautakesko Ltd: Development Director 2001-2002, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Project Manager 1999-2000, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies: Vice President for the Rautia chain 1998-1999, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Retail Services Manager 1996-1998, Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy: Retail Services Manager 1994-1996, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Credit Manager 1991-1992, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Legal Counsel 1990-1991.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 October 2012.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 280 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 1,480 B shares.

 

Anne Leppälä-Nilsson

b. 1953, Master of Laws, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).
Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland.
Other major duties: Nasdaq OMX Nordic Ltd: member of the Board 2008-, Independent Retail Europe: member of the Board 2007-, EuroCommerce: member of the Board 2012-, European Commission’s High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness: member 2013-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Legal Committee 1992-, Chair 1992-2001 and 2006-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Legal Affairs Committee 2005-, Chair 2006-2007, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC): member of the Board 2005-, Deputy Chair 2009-, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2011-, Securities Market Association: member of the Corporate Governance Code working group 2014-, Chair 2007-2008, member of the remuneration working group 2009-2010, member of the Nordic Corporate Governance working group 2007-2010, Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) 1999-2008, member of the Redemption Committee 2003-2008.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2001. Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel since 1 January 2015. Group General Counsel, Senior Vice President for legal affairs, risk management and internal audit 2005-2014, General Counsel 2001-2005, Aspo Plc: Vice President, Legal Affairs 1985- 2001, Credit Manager 1980-1985 .
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 January 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 1 January 2015: 3,971 B shares.

 

Lauri Peltola

b. 1963, Career Certificate in Journalism.
Senior Vice President, corporate responsibility, communications and stakeholder relations.
Domicile: Kirkkonummi, Finland.
Other major duties: Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the General Assembly 2014, Finnish Forest Industries Federation: member of the Board 2014, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 2013-.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2015. Senior Vice President for corporate responsibility, communications and stakeholder relations since 2 March 2015. Stora Enso: Country Senior Executive for Finland 2013-2014 and Senior Vice President, Global Identity 2009-2014, Nordea Plc: Executive Vice President, Group Identity and Communications 2008-2009, Metsäliitto Group: Communications Director 2005-2008.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 2 March 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 2 March 2015: No shares.

 

Anni Ronkainen

b. 1966, Master of Science (Economics).
Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Institute of Marketing: member of the Board 2010-, the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (AmCham Finland): member of the Board 2011-, Marketing Executives Group: member of the Board 2009-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko since 2015. Chief Digital Officer as from 20 April 2015 at the latest. Google Finland Ltd: Country Manager Finland 2009-2015, Industry Head, Multi-sector 2008-2009, McCann Worldgroup Helsinki Oy: CEO 2006-2008, Satama Finland Oy: Business Group Director 2001-2006.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 20 April 2015 (at the latest).
Kesko shares held: No shares.

 

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Until 31 December 2014, the members of the Group Management Board were:

Matti Halmesmäki, Jorma Rauhala, Minna Kurunsaari, Terho Kalliokoski, Pekka Lahti, Arja Talma, Jukka Erlund and Matti Mettälä.

 

Matti Halmesmäki

b. 1952, Master of Science (Economics), Master of Laws.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Board 2005-2014 and Deputy Chair of the Board 2005-2011 and 2014, the Finnish Fair Corporation: member of the Board 2005- and Chair of the Board 2014, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2005-2014 and Chair of the Board 2012-2013, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2010-2014, Foundation for Economic Education: member of the Board 2005-, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA: member 2005-2014, the Association for Promoting Voluntary National Defence of Finland: Delegation member 2005-, Savonlinna Opera Festival Patrons' Association, member of the Board of Trustees 2006-2014, East Office of Finnish Industries: member of the Board 2008-2014, Luottokunta: member of the Supervisory Board 2005-2013 and Chair 2007-2010, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2006-2010, Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2006-2010 and 2014, ICC Finland - the Finnish Section of International Chamber of Commerce: member of the Executive Board 2005-2010, the Association for the Finnish Cultural Foundation: member 2005-2010, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 2005-2010, Neste Marketing Ltd: Deputy Chair of the Board 1995-1997, Neste Liikennepalvelu Oy: member of the Board and Deputy Chair of the Board 1989-1995.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1980. Kesko Corporation's Managing Director and Kesko Group's President and CEO since 1 March 2005. President of Rautakesko Ltd and Kesko Agro Ltd 2001-2005. Member of Kesko Corporation's Board of Directors 1989-2000. Executive Vice President, Speciality Goods Trade 1997-2000, Managing Director of Tuko Oy 1996-1997, Executive Vice President for the Speciality Goods Division 1995-1996, Executive Vice President for the Agricultural and Builders' Supplies Division 1993-1995, Executive Vice President for finance and accounting 1989-1993, Director of the Accounting and Office Administration Department 1985-1989.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 January 2001.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 2,000 A shares and 31,401 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 20,601 B shares.


 

Minna Kurunsaari

b. 1965, Master of Laws.
Senior Vice President, home and speciality goods trade division.
Domicile: Espoo, Finland.
Other major duties: Pro Luomu ry: Vice Chair 2011-2012, Finfood - Finnish Food Information: member of the Board 2008-2011, the Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Purchasing and Logistics Group 2008-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Ltd since 1995. Senior Vice President for the home and speciality goods trade division since 1 December 2011. Director responsible for Kesko's customer information and e-commerce projects 2011-2013, Vice President for Kesko Food's Commerce 2008-2011, Vice President for the K-supermarket chain 2005-2008, Manager of Rautakesko's Field Operations 2004-2005, Project Director for the home and speciality goods trade and Corporate Counsel 1999-2004, Credit Manager of Kesko Corporation's Credit Office 1998-1999 and Legal Counsel of Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy 1995-1998.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 1 December 2011.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 14,134 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 4,534 B shares.

Arja Talma

b. 1962, Master of Science (Economics), eMBA.
Senior Vice President, Store Sites and Investments.
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Other major duties: Sponda Plc: Deputy Chair of the Board 2014-, member of the Board, Chair of the Audit Committee 2007-, Aktia Bank Plc: member of the Board 2013-, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 2013-, Association for the Finnish Work: Council member 2012-, Finnish Scout Foundation: member of the Supervisory Board 2010-, Eurobuy GmbH: member of the Board 2012-2013, Eurogroup Far East Ltd: member of the Board 2011-2013, VR-Group Ltd: member of the Board 2006-2012 and Chair of the Audit Committee 2006-2012, Luottokunta: member of the Board 2008-2012, Evia Plc: member of the Board 2006-2007, Suomen Asiakastieto Oy: member of the Board 2005-2006.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2004. Senior Vice President, store sites and investments since 5 February 2013. President of Rautakesko Ltd 2011-2013, Kesko Corporation's Senior Vice President, CFO 2005-2011, Kesko Corporation's Vice President, Corporate Controller 2004-2005. Oy Radiolinja Ab: Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration 2001-2003, KPMG Wideri Oy Ab: APA 1992-2001, partner 2000-2001.
Member of the Group Management Board since: 17 March 2005.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2013: 10,500 B shares.
As at 31 December 2014: 11,700 B shares.