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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 5 April 2018.

The shareholdings of the Members of the Board in Neste Corporation on 31.12.2017 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–. 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 board member of The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (EVA/ETLA), Chair of the TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, Chair of the advisory board of the Tampere University of Technology, and Chair of the super advisory board of the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, among others. Chair of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Elizabeth Burghout
Elizabeth (Elly) Burghout
(born in 1954)

BSc, Chemical Engineering
Member of the Board since 2018
Independent member
Senior Director of Global Technology and Innovation, Specialties at Sabic in 2016–2017. Various General Manager positions at Sabic in 2007–2016. Various managerial positions at GE Plastics in 1996–2007. Prior to year 1996, various managerial and specialist positions in different organizations. Board Member, Sabic Petrochemicals BV, 2010–2014. Board Member, Sabic Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics, 2014–2017. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration 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 Neste's Audit Committee.
Laura Raitio
Laura Raitio
(born in 1962)

M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), Lic. Tech. (forest products technology)
Vice Chair of the Board since 2018
Member of the Board since 2011
Independent member
CEO of Diacor Medical Services 2014–2017. Executive Vice President, Building and Energy 2009–2014 and Member of the Executive Management Team 2006–2014, Ahlstrom. 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 2001–2002. Several managerial positions within Ahlstrom’s specialty paper business since 1990. Member of the Board of Suominen Corporation and Raute Corporation and Char of the Board of Helsinki Deaconess Institute. Member of Neste's Personnel and Remuneration 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); Non-Executive Director of IFP Training (France); Non-Executive Director of CLH (Spain); pro bono consulting for social entrepreneurs. 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 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, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, 2017–. Member of the Board of Directors, CEFIC, 2014–. Member of the Board of Directors, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), 2017–. Member of the Board of Directors, 2011– and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 2017–. Member of Neste's Audit Committee.
Willem Schoeber
Willem Schoeber
(born in 1948)

Dr. (Chem. Eng.)
Member of the Board since 2013
Independent member
Independent business consultant. Formerly Chair of the Boards of Directors of EWE Turkey Holding AŞ, Bursagaz AŞ and Kayserigaz AŞ 2010–2015. Member of the Management Board of EWE AG, responsible for power generation and international business (Turkey and Poland) 2010–2013. Chair of the Management Board at swb AG (Bremen) 2007–2011. Several positions at Royal Dutch Shell Group’s companies 1977–2007, in particular in oil refining. Presently Member of the Supervisory Board of Gasunie N.V. (Groningen) since 2013 and Member of the Board of Directors of Societatea Energetica "Electrica" S.A. (Bucharest) since 2016. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
Marco Wiren
Marco Wirén
(born in 1966)

M.Sc (Econ.)
Member of the Board since 2015
Independent member
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wärtsilä since 2013. 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. Chair of the Board of Directors in Wärtsilä Finland Oy since 2013. Chair of Neste's Audit Committee.