Mika Joukio, M. Sc. (Eng.), born in 1964, started as the Company's Chief Executive Officer on 1st October 2014. The CEO is responsible for the daily management of the Company’s administration according to the guidelines and instructions given by the Board. In addition, the CEO is responsible for ensuring that the Company’s accounting has been carried out according to applicable laws and that asset management has been organised in a reliable manner. The CEO manages the Company’s daily business and is responsible for controlling and steering the businesses.

The CEO has a written contract approved by the Board. The Board monitors the CEO’s performance and provides a performance evaluation once a year.

The contractual retirement age of the CEO is 62 years. The Company has commissioned an additional pension insurance policy for the CEO, covering the period between the contractual and statutory retirement age of 63 years and entitling the CEO to receive a pension compensation equal to 60 per cent of his salary at the time of retirement. According to Finnish pension legislation, a person has the option to retire between the ages of 63 to 68. The combined cost to the Company of the statutory pension contributions and voluntary pension insurance policies of the CEO amounted in 2015 to EUR 328,450 . In case the service relationship of the CEO is terminated prior to retirement, the CEO is entitled to a free policy.

The Board appoints and discharges the CEO. The Board can discharge the CEO without a specific reason. The CEO can also resign from his assignment. The mutual term of notice is six months. The Board may, however, decide to discharge the CEO without a period of notice. When the service contract of the CEO is terminated by the Board, the CEO is entitled to receive discharge compensation equal to his 12-month salary.

Deputy to the CEO

The Board can at its discretion appoint a Deputy to the CEO. The Deputy to the CEO is responsible for carrying out the CEO's tasks when the CEO in unable to perform his duties. For the time being no Deputy to the CEO has been appointed.

See Also

Corporate management team

In the operative management of Metsä Board, the CEO is assisted by a Corporate Management Team, which consists of Mika Joukio, CEO, together with function heads Ari Kiviranta (Production and Technology), Seppo Puotinen (Marketing and Sales), Jussi Noponen (Finance), Sari Pajari (Business Development) and Susanna Tainio (Human Resources), who are all reporting to the CEO.

Each Corporate Management Team member has a written employment or service contract. With the exception of the CEO, members of the Corporate Management Team have no extraordinary pension arrangements which would deviate from applicable pension legislation. With the exception of the CEO, the term of notice of Corporate Management Team members is six months.

The Corporate Management Team’s tasks and responsibilities include planning investments, specifying and preparing the Company’s strategic guidelines, allocating resources, controlling routine functions as well as preparing several matters to be reviewed by the Board.

The Corporate Management Team convenes at the Chairman's invitation once a month, as a rule, and also otherwise when necessary.

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Mika Joukio, CEO

b. 1964

M.Sc. (Tech), MBA
Chief Executive Officer


Metsä Group employee since 1990.
Chairman of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team since 2014.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, CEO (2012–2014)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Head of Consumer Packaging (2006–2012)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President and Mill Manager, Metsä Board Kyro and Metsä Board Tako (2006)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President and Mill Manager, Metsä Board Kyro (2005–2006)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Senior Vice President, Corporate Logistics and Supply Chain (2004–2005)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President and Mill Manager, Metsä Board Äänekoski (2001–2004)
  • Various management positions at Metsä Board Corporation since 1990
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Jussi Noponen

b. 1975

M.Sc. (Tech.)
Chief Financial Officer


Metsä Group employee since 2000.
Member of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team since 2016.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Group, Senior Vice President, Group Finance (2009–2016)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Senior Vice President, Business Control, Graphic Papers (2008)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, Group Business Control (2006–2008)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Business Controller, Folding Cartons (2003–2006)
  • Nokia Corporation (1999-2000) and Metsä Group (2000–2003), SAP system implementation projects in finance
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Ari Kiviranta

b. 1963

D.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Vice President, Production and Technology


Metsä Group employee since 1993.
Member of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team since 2014.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Board Corporation, Senior Vice President, Head of Cartonboard business area (2014)
  • Metsä Board Zanders GmbH, Managing Director and Vice President, Mill Manager (2012–2013)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, R&D, Consumer Packaging business area (2008–2012) and Mill Manager, Metsä Board Kyro and Metsä Board
    (2009–2010)
  • Metsä Board Zanders GmbH, Head of Production
    (2004–2008)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, R&D
    (2001–2004)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Manager, Process Development (1999–2001)
  • Valmet Corporation, Manager, Product Development (1997–1999)
  • Valmet Corporation, USA, Manager, R&D (1995–1997)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Development Manager (1993–1995)
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Sari Pajari

b. 1968

M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Vice President, Business Development


Metsä Group employee since 2007.
Member of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team since 2011.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Group, CIO, Senior Vice President (2009–2011)
  • Metsä Group, Director, Group ICT (2007–2009)
  • IBM Corporation, Principal Consultant and Business Development Executive (2002–2007)
  • PwC Management Consulting, Principal Consultant (2000–2002)
  • Jaakko Pöyry Consulting, various positions (Consultant, Senior Consultant, Vice President) in Finland and USA (1990–2000)

MAIN POSITIONS OF TRUST:

  • Tieto Corporation, member of the Board (2012–)
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Seppo Puotinen

b. 1955

Lic.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales


Metsä Group employee since 1986.
Member of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team member since 2005.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Board Corporation, Senior Vice President, Head of Linerboard and Paper business area (2014) and Vice President and Mill Manager, Metsä Board Husum (2005–2014)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Sales Services (2004–2005)
  • SCA Packaging, President, Containerboard (2002–2004)
  • SCA Packaging Finland Oy, Managing Director, Finland, Russia and the Baltic countries (2000–2002)
  • Metsä Board Corporation (1986–2000), R&D manager, Corporate R&D; Business development manager, Metsä Serla Packaging Division; Director, Marketing&Development, Savon Sellu; Sales & Marketing, Containerboard; Mill manager, Kemiart Liners.
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Susanna Tainio

b. 1975

Phil.Lic. (Comm.)
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Metsä Group employee since 2011.
Member of Metsä Board Corporate Management Team since 2015.

MAIN POSITIONS:

  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, Human Resources (2012–2014)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, Human Resources, Paperboard business area, and Group HRD Services at Metsä Group (2012)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Vice President, Human Resources, Consumer Packaging business area
    (2011–2012)
  • Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Head of HR Development (2011)
  • Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Human Resources Development Manager (2007–2011)
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