Group leadership team of hkscan

Information as of 31 December 2017, unless stated otherwise. The CVs of members of the Group Leadership Team can be viewed at the Group's website.

Jari Latvanen

President and CEO

Jari Latvanen

MBA, Finnish national, born 1964 

Key employment history: Stora Enso Oyj, EVP, Consumer Board division 2015–10/2016; Findus Group, CEO, Findus Nordic 2010–2014; Nestlé Cesko, Market Head 2008–2010; Nestlé Zone Europe, Assistant Vice President 2007–2008; Nestlé Sverige Ltd, Country Manager Sweden 2003–2007; Zoegas Coffee Ltd , Managing Director 2003–2007; Nestlé Norden, Nordic Marketing Director 2001–2003; Suomen Nestlé Oy,  Sales Director 2000–2001; HK Ruokatalo Oy, Commercial and Sales Management positions 1995–2000; Fazer Leipomot Oy, Sales Management positions 1989–1995

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation, member of the Board 2017–, Chair of the Board 2018–; Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, member of the Supervisory Board 2017–; TT Foundation, member of the Board 2018–

Heli Arantola

EVP Categories and Concepts (as of 2 May 2017)

Heli Arantola

D.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national,
born 1969

Key employment history: Fazer Group, SVP, Strategy and Renewal and Managing Director, Fazer Mills Business Unit 2012–2017; Fazer Group, Marketing, Branding and Business Development 2010–2012; Vectia Ltd, partner and management consultant 2000–2010; Sonera Corporation, Business Development and Marketing 1990–1999


Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: S-Bank Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors 2014–; Tobii AB, Member of the Board of Directors, 2016–; Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), Business Transformation committee, Chair 2017– , Member 2012–

Sofia Hyléen Toresson

EVP Market Area Sweden (as of 2 May 2017)

Sofia Hyléen Toresson

M.Sc. (Econ.), Swedish national,
born 1977

Key employment history: Findus Sverige AB, Sales Director Retail, Head of Marketing and Category Development retail, Head of Portfolio & Category Development retail 2013–2017; HKScan, Sweden, Head of Category 2013; Pärsons Sverige AB, Marketing Manager, Category Manager 2009–2013; Nestlé Sverige AB, Key Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Category Sales Development Manager (Zoégas Kaffe), Assistant Brand Manager 2001–2009

Jyrki Karlsson

EVP Market Area Finland

Jyrki Karlsson

M.Sc. (Eng), Finnish national, born 1969

Key employment history: EVP of HKScan's consumer business in Finland and the Baltics 2 November–19 December 2016; Kesko Food Oy, Sourcing Director of fresh goods 2015–10/2016; Kespro Oy, Sourcing and Supply chain Director 2013–2015; Unilever Finland and Norway, Managing Director Unilever Food solutions 2009–2013; Unilever Baltic, Chair 2007–2010; Unilever Finland, National Supply Chain and Customer Marketing Director 2005–2007; Several management positions within Unilever's Business processes, Supply chain and IT functions in Sweden, Belgium and UK 1995–2005; Sales and customer service roles in Unilever Finland 1992–1994

Main Board memberships and public duties undertaken: Kaslink Foods Oy, member of the Board 10/2017–; Lihatukku Harri Tamminen Oy, Chair of the Board 2017–; Kivikylän kotipalvaamo Oy, Chair of the Board 2017–

Jukka Nikkinen

EVP Market Area Denmark, International & Biotech

Jukka Nikkinen

M. Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national,
born 1962

Key employment history: EVP of HKScan's Away from Home 2012–05/2017; EVP of HKScan’s International and Biotech businesses 6/2017–10/2017; Rautakirja Oy, Senior Vice President, Business development and strategy, member of Rautakirja Group’s management team 2004–2012 and Kiosk trade, director, international business, member of Kiosk trade business’ management team 2002–2004; Leaf Suomi and Leaf Group, various duties 1988–2001, latest as Export Director 1999–2001

Anu Mankki

EVP HR

Anu Mankki

MA , Finnish national, born 1963

Key employment history: JFP Executive Search Oy, Senior Consultant 2016; Componenta Corporation, SVP, Human resources and internal communication 2005–2016; Metso Corporation, VP, HRD and other senior/executive HR positions in Finland and abroad 1999–2005; Valmet Paper Machines, various HR managerial positions in Finland and abroad 1987–1999

Anne Mere

EVP Market Area Baltics

Anne Mere

MBA, Estonian national, born 1971

Key employment history: HKScan CMO 2013–11/2016; EVP of HKScan’s business segments of Finland and the Baltics 2012–2013; AS Rakvere Lihakombinaat, Managing Director 2008–2012 and Marketing Director 2003–2008; Austria Tabak Eesti OÜ, Marketing Manager 2000–2003; Unilever Eesti OÜ, Key Account Manager 1997–2000; Suomen Unilever Oy, Van den Bergh Foods, Representative for Estonia 1994–1997

Main Board memberships and public duties undertaken: Board positions in Group companies

Mikko Saariaho

EVP Communications and Corporate Responsibility (as of 2 October 2017)

Mikko Saariaho

M. Sc. (Business Administration), Finnish national, born 1977

Key employment history: Finavia Group, Helsinki Airport & regional airports, SVP, Corporate Communications 8/2011–9/2017; Lassila & Tikanoja, Head of Communications 5/2007–7/2011; Yle News, Economic Correspondent, Deputy Managing Editor, 2000–5/2007

Pia Nybäck

EVP Animal Sourcing & Primary Production

Pia Nybäck

M.Sc (Eng), eMBA, Finnish national, born 1969

Key employment history: VP Animal sourcing & Primary production, 06/2017–11/2017; SVP Animal sourcing & Producer services, HKScan Oyj, 03/2016–06/2017; SVP Quality & Corporate Responsibility, HKScan Oyj, 02/2013–03/2016; Operations Director, ITAB Shop Concept Finland Oy, 2011–2013; Director of Arabia and Hackman factories, Iittala Group / Fiskars Oyj 2006–2011; Production Director, Development Director, Sako Oy / Beretta Group, 2003–2006; During 1994–2002 several managerial positions within Quality Management in biotech and medical device business and Senior Inspector in National Agency for Medicines

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Finnpig Oy, Deputy Chair of the Board; DanHatch Finland Oy, member of the Board; Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Industry Committee, Deputy Chair; Finnish Food and Drink Industries´ Federation (ETL), Poult­ry Pro­ces­sing In­dust­ries' As­so­cia­tion, deputy member; Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Meat producers, deputy member; Finnish Paralympic Committee, Deputy Chair

Changes after the reporting period

Mikko Forsell

CFO (as of 1 January 2018)

Mikko Forsell

M.Sc (Tech.) and M.Sc (Econ.), Finnish national, born 1974

Key employment history: Metsä Tissue Corporation, CFO, 2014–2017; Metsä Tissue Corporation, Vice President, Purchasing, 2012–2013; Metsä Tissue Corporation, Vice President, Finance Projects, 2009–2012; Metsä Tissue Corporation, Group Controller, 2005–2009; UPM Kymmene Corporation / Loparex UK Ltd, Development Manager, 2003–2005

Sami Sivuranta

EVP Operations (as of 1 January 2018)

Sami Sivuranta

M.Sc. (Tech.), Finnish national,
born 1975

Key employment history: Rajaville Oy – Parma Oy/Consolis, Managing Director, 11/2016–2017; Parma Oy – Consolis, Business Development Director, 8/2016–10/2016; Componenta Oyj, SVP, Development, 3/2016–7/2016; Herleen Foundries, Componenta BV, VP, 2015–6/2016; Componenta Oyj, VP, Internal Sourcing, 11/2012–2014; Componenta Oyj, Sales Director, 6/2010–2012; Componenta Oyj. Internal Sourcing Manager, 4/2009–5/2010; Componenta Karkkila Oy, Production Manager, 10/2006–3/2009; Componenta Karkkila Oy, Quality and Environmental Manager, 8/2005–9/2006

Main Board membership and public duties: Valkon metalli Oy, Member of the Board, 2017–; Kankaanpää Works Oy, Member of the Board, 2017–

membership in the GROUP leadership team ended during or after the reporting period

Aki Laiho
EVP Operations, CEO's deputy until 8 November 2017

Markku Suvanto
EVP Legal until 5 June 2017

Svend Schou Borch
EVP Market Area Denmark until 4 October 2017

Göran Holm
EVP Market Area Sweden until 1 June 2017

Tuomo Valkonen
CFO (Employment ends 1 March 2018)