Under the Company’s Articles of Association, the Board of Directors consists of five to ten members elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term ending at the following AGM. The Board consists of nine members who were elected for a new term on 30 March 2021.
The shareholdings of the Members of the Board in Neste Corporation on 31.12.2020 include own holdings and controlled entities.
Chair of the Board since 2018
Member of the Board since 2017
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 1999, various managerial and development positions in Neles-Jamesbury and Rauma-Repola. Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Chair of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
B.Sc. First Class Honours, Chemical Engineering, Birmingham University, UK
Member of the Board since 30 March 2021
Downstream Director and a Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc, 2013‒2019. Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Shell, 2012‒2013. Executive Vice President of Shell’s Upstream Americas Heavy Oil business, based in Calgary, Canada, 2008‒2012. Vice President Manufacturing (Refining and Chemicals) Excellence and Support at Shell based in Houston, USA, 2006‒2008. Various positions at Shell in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Canada, and the USA, predominantly in the areas of Global Manufacturing (Refining and Chemicals) as well as Supply, Trading and Distribution, 1981‒2006. (In 1994, he was also seconded to the British Government for a short assignment). Member of the Board at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 2018‒2021. Non Executive Director of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures Europe 2021‒. Advisor and participant at Mobility Impact Partners (MIP) 2020‒. Mentor in the FTSE 100 cross-company mentoring foundation 2013‒. Member of Neste's Audit Committee.
M.Sc. (Economics), Executive MBA, Strategic Management Studies
Member of the Board since 2019
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 1995 Directorial 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.
Member of the Board since May 2020
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. Member of the Board and Investor at 3fbio Ltd 2017–. Member of the Supervisory Board of OTI Greentech AG 2017–. Member of the Board of Fosroc Group Holdings Limited 2009–. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph.D. (Chemistry)
Member of the Board since 2017
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 1998, various managerial and directorial positions in the Hoechst Group. Member of the Board of Directors of Sasol 2018–. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
M.Sc. (Eng) and an engineering diploma in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP)
Member of the Board since 2014
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. Member of the Supervisory Board of Vendredi. Member of the Supervisory Board of Entreprendre&+. Member of the Advisory Board of IFP School. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Member of the Board since 2018
President and CEO at Kemira since 2014. Various divisional President and Directorial positions, including 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 of Chemical Industry Federation of Finland 2015–, Chairman of the Board of Directors 2017–2018 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 2019–2020. Member of the Board of Directors of CEFIC, 2014–. Member of the Board of TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries 2020–. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
Member of the Board since May 2020
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tyson Foods Inc. 2020‒. 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 1999, various specialist positions at Oy L M Ericsson Ab. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
Vice Chair of the Board since 2020
Member of the Board since 2015
Chief Financial Officer, Nokia Corporation 2020–. President, Wärtsilä Energy & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation 2018–2020. 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 of Wärtsilä Finland Oy 2013–2020. Chair of Neste’s Audit Committee.