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Members of the Board of Directors

  • Jorma Eloranta
  • Maija-Liisa Friman
  • Per-Arne Blomquist
  • Michiel Boersma
  • Laura Raitio
  • Willem Schoeber
  • Kirsi Sormunen
  • Jorma Eloranta
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    Chair of the Board. Member of the Board since 2011. Independent member.

    (born 1951)

    M.Sc. (Tech.)

    President and CEO of Metso Corporation 2004–2011.

    President and CEO of Kvaerner Masa-Yards 2001–2003.

    President and CEO of Patria Industries Group 1997–2000.

    Deputy Chief Executive of Finvest and Jaakko Pöyry Group 1996.

    President of Finvest 1985–1995.

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gasum Corporation.

    Chairman of the Boards of Suominen Corporation, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, and ZenRobotics Oy.

    Chairman of the Board and President of Pienelo Oy.

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Uponor Corporation and Finnish Fair Foundation.

    Member of the Boards of Cargotec Corporation and Ovako Group AB.

    Chair of Neste Oil's Personnel and Remuneration Committee and member of the Shareholders' Nomination Board.

  • Maija-Liisa Friman
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    Vice Chair of the Board. Member of the Board since 2010. Independent member.

    (born1952)

    M.Sc. (Chem. Eng)

    President and CEO of Aspocomp Group Oyj 2004–2007.

    Managing Director of Vattenfall Oy in 2000–2004 and Managing Director of Gyproc Oy 1993–2000.

    Chairman of the Boards of Ekokem and Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation.

    Member of the Boards of Finnair, Talvivaara and LKAB.

    Chairman of Finnair’s Audit Committee.

    Partner of Boardman Oy.

    Member of Neste Oil’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

  • Per-Arne Blomquist
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1962)

    B.Sc (Econ.)

    CFO of TeliaSonera AB 2009–2012 and Executive Vice President until November 2013.

    CFO & Executive Vice President of the SEB Group 2006–2008 and as Chief Group Controller & Head of Group Finance 2001–2006.

    CFO & Executive Vice President at Halogen AB 2000–2001.

    Several managerial positions at Telia AB during 1997–2000 and several positions at Alfa Laval Group during 1989–1997.

    Member of the Board of Djurgården Hockey AB.

    Chair of Neste Oil’s Audit Committee.

  • Michiel Boersma
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    Member of the Board since 2007. Independent member.

    (born 1947)

    Ph.D (Chem. Eng.) 

    CEO of Essent NV 2003–2009.

    Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ProRail, TMG and VieCuri Medical Centre.

    Member of the Supervisory Board of POST NL.

    Chairman of the Board of Prometheus Energy.

    Member of the Boards of various Dutch foundations.

    Senior Advisor of First State Investments.

    Served for many years in the Shell Group, most recently in 2000–2003, as President, Shell Global Solutions and Executive Vice President of the Shell Oil Products Executive Committee.

    Member of Neste Oil’s Audit Committee.

  • Laura Raitio
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    Member of the Board since 2011. Independent member.

    (born 1962)

    M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), Lic. Tech. (forest products technology)

    Executive Vice President, Building and Energy 2009–2013 and Member of the Executive Management Team 2006–2013, Ahlstrom Corporation.

    Ahlstrom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing (sales network, human resources, communications and marketing) 2006–2008. Ahlstrom’s Vice President and General Manager for Wallpaper & Poster, Pre-impregnated Decor, Abrasive Base in Osnabrück, Germany 2002–2005.

    Managing Director of Ahlstrom Kauttua Oy 2001–2002. Several managerial positions within Ahlstrom’s specialty paper business since 1990.

    Member of Neste Oil's Audit Committee.

  • Willem Schoeber
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1948)

    Dr. (Chem. Eng.) 

    Former member of the Management Board of EWE AG, responsible for power generation and international business 2010–2013.

    Chairman of the Management Board at swb AG (Bremen), 2007–2011.

    Several positions at Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies 1977–2007, in particular in oil refining.

    Chairman of the Boards of Directors of EWE Turkey Holding AŞ, Bursagaz AŞ and Kayserigaz AŞ.

    Member of the supervisory board of Gasunie N.V.

    Member of Neste Oil's Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

  • Kirsi Sormunen
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    Member of the Board since 2013. Independent member.

    (born 1957)

    M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Nokia Corporation until December 2013. Vice President, Head of Sustainability 2009–2012, Vice President, Head of Environmental Affairs 2004–2009 and Vice President, Strategy Development at Nokia Corporation 2003–2004.

    Also served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Control & Planning for Nokia Americas at Nokia Inc., Irving, Texas 1999–2003, Senior Vice President of Finance & Control at Nokia Telecommunications 1995–1999, and Vice President & Group Treasurer Head of Global Treasury activities at Nokia Group 1993–1995.

    Several positions within Nokia Group's Treasury functions since 1982.

    Member of the Board of Talvivaara Mining Company plc and member of the Board of Directors of Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund.

    Member of Neste Oil's Audit Committee.