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Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila

Experienced Chair: AEX, EURO STOXX 50, Euronext 100, FTSE 100, OMX Helsinki 25, STOXX Europe 50, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 37 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in telecommunications, digital technology, industrial metals, financial services, energy, automotive, consulting, publishing, forestry & paper
  • Experience as an Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, CSR Committee member, Environment Committee member, Human Resources Committee member, Nomination Committee member
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Current Positions

Jorma Ollila is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alma Media Corp., Chairman of Miltton Oy and Chairman of Xinova LLC. He is also a Board member of TBG AG and of Tetra Laval International SA, and an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners LP.

Industry Knowledge

Jorma served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nokia for 14 years and as the Chairman of Nokia for 13 years, where he led the strategy that restructured the company into one of the major players in the mobile-phone and telecommunications infrastructure markets. He also served as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman of Outokumpu Oyj, the global leader in stainless steel.

Jorma was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines, and Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of The Research Institute of both the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum. In addition, Jorma was Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists from 2005 to 2009.

He has previously been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Ford Motor Company (2000–2008) and Vice Chairman at UPM-Kymmene Corp.

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Roberto Quarta

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Peter Voser

Peter Voser

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Sir Douglas Flint CBE

Sir Douglas Flint CBE

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Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Vivienne Cox is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec SA, a supplier to the energy industry, a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a member of the board of Stena AB. Vivienne is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice-Chair of the Said Business School, Oxford University.

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