Board of Directors

Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Chairman

Antti Herlin

Vice Chairman

Anne Brunila

Hallitus

Mika Ihamuotila

Nils Ittonen

Denise Koopmans

Robin Langenskiöld

Rafaela Seppälä

Kai Öistämö


Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Chairman of the Board of Sanoma since 2016
Sanoma Board member since 2014, term ends in 2019
Member of the Executive Committee
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: M.Sc. (Econ.), D.Sc. (Tech.) h.c., D.Sc. h.c.

Main occupation: Huhtamäki Oyj, Chairman of the Board

Primary work experience: Blyk Services Oy, co-founder and CEO 2006–2012; Nokia Corporation, various positions 1984–2005, among others as President 1999–2005, Nokia Mobile Phones, President, 1992–1998 and Group Executive Board Member 1992–2005

Key board memberships: Huhtamäki Oyj (Chairman), SAP AG (Supervisory Board), Netcompany Group A/S (Chairman)

 

Antti Herlin

Born 1956, Finnish citizen

Vice Chairman of the Board of Sanoma since 2016
Sanoma Board member since 2010, term ends in 2019

Member of the Executive Committee
Independent of the company

Education: D.Sc. (Econ.) h.c. (The State University of Economics and Finance of St. Petersburg), D.Sc. (Econ.) h.c. (Helsinki School of Economics), D.Sc. (Art and Design) h.c. (University of Art and Design Helsinki), D.Sc. (Tech.) h.c.(The Aalto University school of technology)

Main occupation: KONE Corporation, Chairman of the Board

Primary work experience: KONE Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board 1996–2003 and CEO 1996–2006

Key board memberships: KONE Corporation (Chairman), Caverion Corporation, Holding Manutas Oy (Chairman), Security Trading Oy (Chairman), Thorsvik Invest Oy (Chairman)
Other board memberships or positions of trust: KONE Corporation Centennial Foundation (Chairman), Tiina & Antti Herlin Foundation (Chairman), Archive Foundation of the President of Finland

 

Anne Brunila

Born 1957, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2013, term ends in 2019

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: Ph. D. (Econ.), D.Sc. (Econ.) h.c.

Main occupation: Professor of Practice, Hanken School of Economics (until 31.12.2018)

Primary work experience: Fortum, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Strategy, and Member of the Management Team 2009–2012; the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, President and CEO 2006–2009; the Finnish Ministry of Finance 2002-2006, e.g. Director General 2003–2006; several advisory and executive positions in the European Commission 2000-2002 and in Bank of Finland 1992-2000

Key board memberships: KONE Corporation, Stora Enso Oyj

Other board memberships or positions of trust: Aalto University Board (Chair) (until 31.12.2018)

 

Mika Ihamuotila

Born 1964, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2013, term ends in 2019

Member of the Human Resources Committee
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: Ph.D. (Econ.)

Main occupation: Marimekko Corporation, Executive Chairman of the Board

Primary work experience: Marimekko Corporation, Chairman of the Board and CEO 2015-2016, President and CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board 2008–2015; Sampo Bank Plc, President and CEO 2001–2007; Mandatum Bank Plc, President and CEO 2000–2001, Executive Director 1998–2000; Mandatum & Co Ltd, Partner 1994–1998, Yale University, Visiting scholar 1992–1993

Key board memberships: Marimekko Corporation (Executive Chairman), Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (Chairman), Mannerheim Foundation (Chairman)

Other board memberships or positions of trust: Foundation for Economic Education, Finnish Cultural Foundation (Supervisory Board)

 

Nils Ittonen

Born 1954, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2014, term ends in 2019

Member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee
Independent of the company

Education: B.Sc. (Econ.)

Main occupation: –

Primary work experience: Sanoma Group, various positions, including Senior Vice President of Group Treasury, Real Estate and Risk Management 1977–2010, Member of the Executive Management Group 1999–2007

Key positions of trust: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation (Chairman)

Denise Koopmans

Born 1962, Dutch citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2015, term ends in 2019

Member of the Audit Committee

Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: LL.M., AMP Harvard Business School, IDP-C Insead

Main occupation: Independent Board Director

Primary work experience: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Managing Director of the Legal & Regulatory Division 2011–2015; LexisNexis Business Information Solutions, CEO and LexisNexis International, member of the Senior Leadership team 2007–2011; Altran Group, various senior executive roles 2000–2007

Key board memberships: UDG United Digital Group (Chairman), Coöperatie VGZ (Supervisory Board), Janssen de Jong Groep B.V. (Supervisory Board), Wenk (Supervisory Board)

 

Robin Langenskiöld

Born 1946, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2013, term ends in 2019

Member of the Audit Committee
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: B.Sc. (Econ.)

Main occupation: –

Primary work experience: Sanoma Osakeyhtiö, Member of the Board 1990–1999; Sanoma WSOY Corporation, Member of the Board 1999–2008

 

Rafaela Seppälä

Born 1954, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2008, term ends in 2019 

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: M.Sc. (Journalism), Columbia University School of Journalism

Main occupation: –

Primary work experience: SanomaWSOY, Member of the Board 1999–2003; Lehtikuva Oy, President 2001–2004; Helsinki Media Company Oy, Project Manager 1994–2000, Sanoma Osakeyhtiö, Member of the Board 1994-1999

Key board memberships: Finnish National Gallery, Globart Projects Oy (Chairman), Globart Projects Sweden AB (Chairman)

Other board memberships or positions of trust: ELO Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Food Culture

 

Kai Öistämö

Born 1964, Finnish citizen

Sanoma Board member since 2011, term ends in 2019

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Education: Ph.D. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Eng.)

Main occupation: Chief Operating Officer, InterDigital, Inc.

Primary work experience: –

Key board memberships: Fastens Oy (Chairman), Helvar Oy (Chairman) 

Executive Management Team

Susan Duinhoven

President and CEO

Markus Holm

CFO and COO

Pia Kalsta

CEO, Sanoma Media Finland

Rob Kolkman

CEO, Sanoma Media Netherlands

John Martin

CEO, Sanoma Learning

Susan Duinhoven

Born 1965, Dutch citizen

President and CEO
Chairman of the EMT since 2015
Member of the Executive Committee

Education: Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), B.Sc. (Physical Chemistry)

Work experience: Koninklijke Wegener N.V., CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board 2013–2015; Thomas Cook Group Plc, CEO of Western Europe 2012–2013; Thomas Cook Nederland B.V. , CEO 2010–2011; Reader’s Digest, Managing Director of Benelux & New Acquisitions Europe 2008–2010; De Gule Sider A/S , CEO 2005–2007;  De Telefoongids, COO & Marketing Director 2002–2005

 

Markus Holm

Born 1967, Finnish citizen

CFO and COO
Member of the EMT since 2017

Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Work experience: Metsä Board Corporation, CFO 2014–2016, Metsä Tissue Corporation, CFO 2008–2013; GlaxoSmithKline Oy, Finance and ICT Director 2005–2008. Huhtamaki Group, various managerial positions in finance, treasury, global sourcing and investor relations in 1994–2004 in Finland and 1999–2002 in Brazil

 

Pia Kalsta

Born 1970, Finnish citizen

CEO, Sanoma Media Finland
Member of the EMT since 2015

Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Work experience: Nelonen Media (part of Sanoma Group) 2001–2015, e.g. President 2014–2015, President, acting 2013–2014, Senior Vice President, Head of Consumer Business, Marketing & Business Development 2012–2013, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing 2008–2012, Vice President, Sales 2006–2008, Marketing Manager 2001–2006; SCA Hygiene Products (Finland) 1996–2001, several positions e.g. Key Account Manager, Product Manager and Marketing Manager

Rob Kolkman

Born 1972, Dutch citizen

CEO, Sanoma Media Netherlands
Member of the EMT since 2019

MBA, Master in Economics (Accountancy)

Reed Business Information (part of RELX Group): Group Managing Director 2017–2018, Managing Director of ICIS 2016–2017, CEO Netherlands 2014–2016; Elsevier (part of RELX): Managing Director Australia and New Zealand 2008–2014; Reed Business Netherlands (part of RELX): Associate Director 2006-2008, Publishing Director (Finance and tax) 2004–2006 and Director of Elsevier Baard 2003–2004; various roles at BPP Professional Education Netherlands 1992–2003

 

John Martin

Born 1970, British citizen

CEO, Sanoma Learning
Member of the EMT since 2011

Education: Ph.D. (Molecular Biology), B.Sc. (Hons) (Biochemistry)

Work experience: Sanoma Digital, CEO acting 2014, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer  2011–2013, Chief Operating Officer, Learning at Sanoma Learning 2009–2011;  ContentConnected, consulting on online publishing and information services, several positions 2006–2009; Swets Information Services, Chief Commercial Officer in the Executive Board 2004–2006;  Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, and Managing Director 2001–2003; Swets and Wolters Kluwer, various roles in scientific publishing 1996–2001