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Board of Directors

Under the Company’s Articles of Association, the Board of Directors consists of five to eight members elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term ending at the following AGM. The Board consists of eight members who were elected for a new term on 18 May 2020.

The shareholdings of the Members of the Board in Neste Corporation on 31.12.2019 include own holdings and controlled entities.

Matti Kähkönen
Matti Kähkönen
(born in 1956)

M.Sc. (Engineering)
Chair of the Board since 2018
Member of the Board since 2017
Independent member
Senior Advisor, Metso Corporation 2017–2019. President and CEO, Metso Corporation 2011–2017. Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Corporation 2010–2011. President, Mining and Construction Technology, Metso Corporation 2008–2011. President, Metso Minerals 2006–2008. President, Metso Automation, 2001–2006. President, Metso Automation, Field Systems Division, 1999–2001. Prior to year 1999, various managerial and development positions in Neles- Jamesbury and Rauma-Repola.

Mr. Kähkönen also holds various positions of trust. He is a board member of The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (EVA/ETLA), Chair of the TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and Chair of the super advisory board of the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, among others. Chair of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Sonat Burman-Olsson
Sonat Burman-Olsson
(born in 1958)

M.Sc. (Economics), Executive MBA, Strategic Management Studies
Member of the Board since 2019
Independent member
President & CEO COOP Sweden 2014–2017. Deputy CEO, ICA Gruppen 2007–2014. Vice President Electrolux Group, Global Marketing Strategies 1995–2006. Senior Vice President Electrolux Europe Operational Development. Vice President Electrolux New Markets. Prior to year 1995 Directoral positions within Siemens and BP. Member of the Board of ICC – International Chamber of Commerce, 2016–2018 and Swedish Trade Federation, 2014–2017. Chairman of the Swedish Food Retailers Association, 2014–2017. Member of the Board of Swedish National Pension fund, 2008–2016 and ICA Bank & RIMI Baltic, 2007–2014, iZettle 2018. Member of the Board of Directors of Lindab 2011–. Member of the Board of Directors of Postnord 2018– and Member of the Board of Directors of Lantmannen 2018–. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
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Nick Elmslie
(born in 1957)

B.Sc. (Chemistry)
Member of the Board since May 2020
Independent member
Chief Executive, BP Global Petrochemicals based in Shanghai 2011‒2015. Controller, Head of Finance Function, BP Downstream 2006‒2011. Various directorial positions at BP plc, including Chief Executive, Acetyls Business and Business Unit Leader, Head of Chemicals Strategy and CFO, Polymers & Olefins 1992‒2006. Various positions at BP plc 1978‒1992. Board Member and Investor at 3fbio Ltd 2017‒. Supervisory Board Member at OTI Greentech AG 2017‒. Board Member at Fosroc Group Holdings Limited 2009‒.Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
Martina Flöel
Martina Flöel
(born in 1960)

M.Sc. (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry)
Member of the Board since 2017
Independent member
CEO of Oxea 2007–2016. Managing Director and EVP, Europe of European Oxo in 2003–2007. Vice President Oxo Chemicals, Celanese Chemicals 2000–2003. Plant Manager Böhlen, Celanese Chemicals 1998–2000. Prior to year 1998, various managerial and directorial positions in the Hoechst Group. Member of the Sasol Board of Directors since January 2018. Member of Carl Bechem Board of Directors since January 2019. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
Jean-Baptiste Renard
Jean-Baptiste Renard
(born in 1961)

M.Sc. (Eng) and an engineering diploma in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP)
Member of the Board since 2014
Independent member
Founder and CEO, 2PR Consulting, independent energy expert and consultant. Several positions at BP 1986–2010; Regional Group Vice President for Europe and Southern Africa BP Plc 2006–2010, Group Vice President, Business Marketing and New Markets, and member of Downstream Executive Committee BP Plc 2003–2006. Non-Executive Director of Masana Petroleum Solutions (South-Africa); Supervisory Board Member of IFP Training (France); Non-Executive Director of CLH (Spain); pro bono consulting for social entrepreneurs; Supervisory Board member of Vendredi; Supervisory Board Member of Entreprendre&+; Advisory Board Member of IFP School. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Jari Rosendal
Jari Rosendal
(born in 1965)

M.Sc. (Eng.)
Member of the Board since 2018
Independent member
President and CEO at Kemira since 2014. Various divisional President and Directorial positions, including as Member of the Executive Board, at Outotec Oyj in 2001–2014. Various managerial and expert positions in the Outokumpu Group in Finland and the United States 1989–2001. Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Uponor Oyj, 2012–2018. Member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and Chairman of the Board of Directors 2017–2018 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 2019–, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. Member of the Board of Directors, CEFIC, 2014–. Member of the Board of Directors, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), 2017–2018. Member of the Board of Directors, 2011– and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 2017–. Member of the Board, TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries starting in 2020. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
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Johanna Söderström
(born in 1971)

M.Sc. (Econ.)
Member of the Board since May 2020
Independent member
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Dow Chemical Company 2014‒2019. Vice President, Center of Expertise Human Resources at the Dow Chemical Company 2012‒2014. Various directorial HR positions at Dow Chemical Company, Dow Europe GmbH and Dow Chemical Handels- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH 2007‒2012. Head of Global Compensation & Benefits at Huhtamäki Oyj 2006‒2007. Various specialist and managerial positions at Dow Europe GmbH, Dow Chemical Handelsund Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and Dow Suomi Oy 1999‒2006. Prior to year 1999, various specialist positions at Oy L M Ericsson Ab.Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Marco Wirén
Marco Wirén
(born in 1966)

M.Sc (Econ.)
Member of the Board since 2015
Independent member
President, Wärtsilä Energy & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation, since October 2018. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wärtsilä 2013–2018. SSAB, Executive Vice President and CFO 2008–2013. SSAB, Vice President Business control 2007–2008. Eltel Networks, CFO and Vice President Business Development 2002–2007; NCC, Vice President Business Development and Group Controller 1995–2001. Member of the Board of Directors in Wärtsilä Finland Oy since 2013. Chair of Neste’s Audit Committee.