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Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila

Experienced Chairman: 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 Ollila 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 also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines, 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

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He is also Partner and Chairman of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R). 

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Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding is Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group and Queen’s Trustee on the Board of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Val was formerly CEO of Bupa, Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, and Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK.

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Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.

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Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive of GlaxoSmithKline. He currently serves as Chairman of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital and Chairman for Omnicyte Ltd.  Sir Richard is also Chairman of The UK Stem Cell Foundation and on the International Advisory Board, of A*Star Biomedical Research Council, Singapore and Chancellor of Brunel University.

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