Executive Management Team


Hans Sohlström 2018Hans Sohlström

President and CEO 

Born 1964, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Primary working experience
Ahlström Capital Oy, President and CEO 2016-2018;
Rettig Group, President and CEO 2012-2016;
various executive and managerial positions at UPM-Kymmene Corporation 1990-2012



Daniele Borlatto

Daniele Borlatto 2018

Executive Vice President, Filtration 

Born 1969, Italian citizen
High school graduate in Business and Administration

Primary working experience
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions 2017-2019;
Munksjö, Executive Vice President and President for Release Liners 2013-2017;
Ahlstrom, Executive Vice President, Label and Processing 2011–2013;
Ahlstrom, Vice President, Release & Label business unit and Supply Chain Label & Processing business area 2010-2011;
Ahlstrom, Senior Vice President, Release & Label Papers and member of Corporate Executive Team 2007–2010.


Emmanuelle Picard 2022

Emmanuelle Picard

Executive Vice President, Building Materials

Born 1974, French citizen
Ingénieur, M.Sc. (Engineering)

Primary working experience
Wipak, Managing Director, West region Europe 2020-2022;
Imerys, General Manager for Performance Additives, EMEA 2017-2019;
ITW Construction, Vice President & General Manager, Continental Europe 2016–2017;
Saint-Gobain, General Manager for Industrial Fabrics Europe, Adfors 2013-2016; and several positions at Saint-Gobain from 2003-2013.



Mark Ushpol

Executive Vice President, Food & Consumer Packaging 

Born 1963, U.S. citizen
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.), Business/Managerial Economics

Primary working experience
DS Smith, North America Packaging Division, Managing Director, 2019-2021;
Mondi Group, President, Industrial Bags North America 2015-2019;
Domtar, President, Personal Care North America, 2013-2014;
Domtar, President, Ariva, 2010-2013;
Mondi Group, various VP positions in marketing and sales in Durban, South Africa and Vienna, Austria 1997 to 2009.



Sophie Haan

Executive Vice President, Technical Materials

Born 1973, Belgian citizen

M.Sc. (Econ.) and MBA

Primary working experience
Allnex, Global Business Director, Crosslinker business unit 2020-2022; and several managerial positions at Allnex from 2014-2020.
Tessenderlo Group, Global Business Unit Director for Inorganics business 2012-2014; and various managerial positions at Tessenderlo Group from 2009-2012.
Accenture, Senior Manager for Supply Chain Global Service Line, 2001–2008.

Markus Westerkamp


Markus Westerkamp

Executive Vice President, Healthcare (Interim)

Born 1965, German citizen
M.Sc. (Tech.)

Primary working experience
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Vice President, Food Packaging 2018-2019;
Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Ahlstrom, Vice President, Supply Chain, Filtration & Performance Solutions 2014-2018;
held various executive and managerial positions at Ahlstrom-Munksjö from 1995 to 2012; prior to that held various managerial positions at MD Papier from 1990 to 1995.


Sakari Ahdekivi 2018Sakari Ahdekivi

Deputy CEO and CFO  

Born 1963, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Primary working experience
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development 2017-2019;
Ahlstrom Corporation, Interim CEO and CFO 2016-2017; Ahlstrom Corporation, CFO 2014-2017;
Tamro Oyj, Managing Director of business operations in Finland and Baltics 2012-2013.
Mr. Ahdekivi has also held various positions as a CFO at Tamro, YIT and Huhtamaki, and senior financial management positions at ABB.

(Until the end of December 2022. Jorn P. Jensen is appointed CFO as of December 1, 2022. Press release.


Robin Guillaud

Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Innovation & Marketing

Born 1976, French citizen
M.Sc. (Tech.) and MBA

Primary working experience
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Vice President, Business Development, Filtration and Performance Solutions 2017–2020;
several positions at Ahlstrom such as Vice President, Industrial Nonwoven 2015–2017;
Marketing Manager, Building and Energy 2012–2015;
Product Manager, Technical Nonwovens 2010–2012;
Sales Director, Technical Nonwovens 2008–2010;
Marketing Manager, Food Product Line UK 2004–2008;
Sales and Marketing Manager in Atlanta, USA 2000–2004


Tarja Takko

Tarja Takko

Executive Vice President, People & Culture

Born 1968, Finnish citizen
M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Soc.)

Primary working experience
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Vice President, Human Resources 2018-2019;
Qt Company, Global Head of Human Resources 2017-2018; Ahlstrom Corporation, Vice President, HR Development 2010-2017;
various managerial positions at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks prior to 2010.




Andreas Elving

Executive Vice President, Legal & General Counsel 

Born 1976, Swedish citizen
Master of Laws from Uppsala University

Primary working experience

Autoliv Inc., Associate General Counsel 2015–2016;
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Senior Associate 2014-2015;
Mannheimer Swartling (China), Senior Associate 2010-2014;
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Associate/Senior Associate 2004-2010;
District Court of Stockholm, Law Clerk 2002–2004

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