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Mikko Helander

President and CEO

b. 1960, Vuorineuvos (an honorary title granted by the President of the Republic of Finland), Master of Science (Technology).

Domicile:

Helsinki, Finland.

Other major duties:

Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Board 2016– and Deputy Chair of the Board 2016, Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2016–, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2015– and Deputy Chair of the Board 2015, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2015– and Chair of the Board 2016–, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA: member 2015–, Finnish Fair Corporation: Board member 2015–, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy: member of the Board 2015–.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Corporation since 2014. Kesko Corporation's Managing Director and Kesko Group's President and CEO since 1 January 2015. Kesko Corporation's Executive Vice President 2014. Metsä Board Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2006-2014; Metsä Tissue Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2003-2006; Various management positions at Valmet Corporation between 1993 and 2003; Managing Director of Kasten Hövik 1990-1993.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 October 2014.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 20,005 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 36,091 B shares.

Mikko Helander

Jorma Rauhala

Deputy to Kesko’s President and CEO, Executive Vice President, building and technical trade.

b. 1965, Master of Science (Economics).

Domicile:

Espoo, Finland

Other major duties:

The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: Chair of the Board 2017 (until 20.11.2017) and 2013–2014; member of the Board 2013–2016; the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2014–2017 (until 24.11.2017).

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 1992. Senior Vice President, grocery trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Kesko Food Ltd since 2013. Vice President for the K-citymarket chain's food trade 2012–2013, Managing Director of Kespro Ltd 2007–2012, Purchasing Director of Kespro Ltd 2003–2007.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

5 February 2013.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 13,670 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 20,564 B shares.

Jorma Rauhala

Ari Akseli

Executive Vice President, grocery trade.

b. 1972, Master of Science (Economics).

Domicile:

Vihti, Finland.

Other major duties:

The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: Chair of the Board 20.11.2017–, AMS Advisor Board: member 2013–; IGS Advisor Board: member 2016–; Ruokatieto: Vice Chairman of the Board 2016–, member of the Board 2013–2015; Association for Finnish Work: member of the Executive Committee 2014–.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 1995. President of Kesko’s grocery trade division since 15 November 2017. Vice President for Commerce, Kesko’s grocery trade 2013–2017; President, Anttila Oy 2010–2013; President, K-citymarket Oy 2008–2013.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

15 November 2017.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2017: 81 A shares, 7,568 B shares.

Ari Akseli

Johan Friman

Executive Vice President, car trade.

b. 1965, Master of Science (Economics).

Domicile:

Espoo, Finland.

Other major duties:

Association of Automobile Importers in Finland: member of the Board 2017–; LeasePlan Belgium: member of the Board 2010–2016; LeasePlan Denmark: member of the Board 2011–2016; VMF Verband markenunabhängiger Fuhrparkmanagementgesellschaften, Deutschland: member of the Board 2006–2016.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Corporation since 2017. Senior Vice President, car trade division since 1 January 2017. LeasePlan Deutschland GmbH: Managing Director 2006–2016, LeasePlan Finland Oy: Managing Director 1997–2006, Inchcape Motors Finland Oy: Managing Director of the Retail business 1995–1997 and Marketing Director of the importer 1995, Bilia Oy: Sales Manager, Dealer Manager and Fleet sales 1991–1994.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 January 2017.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2017: None.

Johan Friman

Jukka Erlund

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

b. 1974, Master of Science (Economics), eMBA.

Domicile:

Helsinki, Finland.

Other major duties:

Finnish Commerce Federation: Chair of the Tax and Economic Policy Committee 2011–, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Economy and Tax Committee 2012–, Suomen Luotto-osuuskunta: member of the Board 2012–, Luottokunta: member of the Board 2012.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 2004. Senior Vice President, CFO since 1 November 2011. Kesko Food Ltd's Vice President for Finance 2010–2011, Kesko Corporation's Vice President, Corporate Controller 2007–2010, Kesko Corporation's Corporate Business Controller 2004–2007.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 November 2011.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 11,478 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 16,840 B shares.

Jukka Erlund

Mika Majoinen

Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel.

b. 1963, Master of Laws. Group General Counsel.

Domicile:

Helsinki, Finland.

Other major duties:

Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Legal Affairs Committee 2018–, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Legal Affairs Committee 2018–.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 1990. Group General Counsel as of 1 January 2018. Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary for Kesko’s Board of Directors and Group Management Board 2005–2017, division lawyer for Rautakesko Ltd 2001–2005, lawyer for the Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division 1998–2001, development manager at Kesko Corporation’s Legal Affairs Department 1996–1998, lawyer at Kesko Corporation’s Legal Affairs Department 1990–1996.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 January 2018.

Kesko shares held: 

At 1 January 2018: 9,669 B shares.

Mika Majoinen

Matti Mettälä

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Responsibility and Regional Relations.

b. 1963, Master of Laws.

Domicile:

Helsinki, Finland.

Other major duties:

Huoltoupseeriyhdistys ry: member of delegation 2013–, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Research Committee 2013–, Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: member of the Board 2005–.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd 1990–2005 and since 2012. Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 1 January 2015. Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations 2012–2014. K-retailers' Association: Managing Director 2005–2012, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies: Vice President for Finance 2002–2005, Rautakesko Ltd: Development Director 2001–2002, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Project Manager 1999–2000, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies: Vice President for the Rautia chain 1998–1999, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division: Retail Services Manager 1996–1998, Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy: Retail Services Manager 1994–1996, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Credit Manager 1991–1992, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department: Legal Counsel 1990–1991.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 October 2012.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 6,952 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 10,782 B shares.

Matti Mettälä

Anni Ronkainen

Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

b. 1966, Master of Science (Economics).

Domicile:

Helsinki, Finland.

Other major duties:

Asiakastieto Group Plc: member of the board 2015–, Nordic Morning Plc: member of the board 2015–, Robit Plc: member of the board 2015–. Sunduka Ltd: member of the board 2015–2017, Institute of Marketing: member of the Board 2010–2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (AmCham Finland): member of the Board 2011–2015, Marketing Executives Group: member of the Board 2009–2011.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko since 2015. Chief Digital Officer as from 20 April 2015. Google Finland Ltd: Country Manager Finland 2009–2015, Industry Head, Multi-sector 2008–2009, McCann Worldgroup Helsinki Oy: CEO 2006–2008, Satama Finland Oy: Business Group Director 2001–2006.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

20 April 2015.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 2,670 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 6,500 B shares.

Anni Ronkainen

Members of the Group Management Board in 2017 were also:

Terho Kalliokoski

Executive Vice President, building and technical trade.

Member of the Group Management Board until 15 November 2017.

b. 1961, Master of Science (Economics).

Domicile:

Kirkkonummi, Finland

Other major duties:

European DIY Retail Association (EDRA): member of the Board 2016–; Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2009–; Deputy Chair of the Board 2012–; East Office of Finnish Indutries Oy: Deputy member of the Board 2011–; Eurobuy GmBh: member of the Board 2013–2014; Eurogroup Far East Ltd: member of the Board 2013–2014; Deputy Chair of the Board 2012–; the Association of Finnish Advertisers: member of the Board 2005–2013; The Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2006–2013; Deputy Chair of the Board 2006–2007; Chair of the Board 2008–2009 and 2013; Finnish 4H Federation: member of the Supervisory Board 2009–2012; Association for the Finnish Work: Council member 2006–2009; member of the Board 2010; Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2006; ECR Finland ry: member of the Board 2006; the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Contruction Clients: member of the Board 2002–2003; Oulu Chamber of Commerce: member of the Board 2000–2002, Delegation member 1997–2002.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 1985. Senior Vice President, home improvement and speciality goods trade division since 1 January 2015. President of Rautakesko Ltd since 2013. President of Kesko Food Ltd 2005–2013; Senior Vice President, Kesko Real Estate (Helsinki) 2002–2005. District Director, Northern Finland (Oulu) 1998–2002; Sales Director, Supermarket Chain Unit (Oulu) 1996–1997; Retail Services Manager, Grocery Retail Services (Oulu) 1995–1996; Financial Manager, Northern Finland (Oulu) 1990–1995; Investment Manager, Real Estate Department (Helsinki) 1988–1990; Project Planner, Store Site Office (Helsinki) 1985–1987.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

17 March 2005.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 24,009 B shares.
At 15 November 2017: 30,903 B shares.

Terho Kalliokoski

Anne Leppälä-Nilsson

Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel.

Member of the Group Management Board until 31 December 2017.

b. 1953, Master of Laws, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).

Domicile:

Espoo, Finland.

Other major duties:

Nasdaq Nordic Ltd: member of the Board 2008–; Independent Retail Europe: member of the Board 2007–; Deputy Chair of the Board 2017–; EuroCommerce: member of the Board 2012–2015; European Commission’s High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness: member 2013–2015; Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Legal Committee 1992–, Chair 1992–2001 and 2006–; Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Legal Affairs Committee 2005–, Chair 2006–2007; Finland Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2011–; ICC Advisory Board: member 2017–; Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC): member of the Board 2005–, Deputy Chair 2009–; Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: Delegation member 2011–; Securities Market Association: member of the Corporate Governance Code working group 2014–2015, Chair 2007–2008, member of the remuneration working group 2009–2010, member of the Nordic Corporate Governance working group 2007–2010; Finland Chamber of Commerce: member of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) 1999–2008, member of the Redemption Committee 2003–2008.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Ltd since 2001. Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel as of 1 January 2015. Group General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Internal Audit 2005–2014, General Counsel 2001–2005, Aspo Plc: Vice President, Legal Affairs 1985–2001, Credit Manager 1980–1985

Member of the Group Management Board since:

1 January 2015.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 8,183 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 12,013 B shares.

Anne Leppälä-Nilsson

Lauri Peltola

Executive Vice President, marketing, communications, responsibility and corporate relations.

Member of the Group Management Board until 31 October 2017.

b. 1963, CCJ.

Domicile:

Kirkkonummi, Finland.

Other major duties:

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 2013–.

Employment history:

Employed by Kesko Corporation since 2015. Senior Vice President for corporate responsibility, communications and stakeholder relations as of 2 March 2015 and marketing and brand steering and development as of 1 January 2016. Stora Enso: Country Senior Executive for Finland, 2013–2014 and Senior Vice President, Global Identity, 2009–2014; Nordea Plc: Executive Vice President, Group Identity and Communications, 2008–2009 and 2000–2005; Metsäliitto Group: Communications Director 2005–2008.

Member of the Group Management Board since:

2 March 2015.

Kesko shares held:

At 31 December 2016: 2,670 B shares.
At 31 December 2017: 6,500 B shares.

Lauri Peltola