Group leadership team

Jari Latvanen

President and CEO of HKScan

Jari Latvanen

MBA, Finnish national, born 1964 

Key employment history: Stora Enso Oyj, EVP, Consumer Board division 2015–10/2016; Findus Group, CEO, Findus Nordic 2010–2014; Nestlé Cesko, Market Head 2008–2010; Nestlé Zone Europe, Assistant Vice President 2007–2008; Nestlé Sverige Ltd, Country Manager Sweden 2003–2007; Zoegas Coffee Ltd , Managing Director 2003–2007; Nestlé Norden, Nordic Marketing Director 2001–2003;  Suomen Nestlé Oy,  Sales Director 2000–2001; HK Ruokatalo Oy, Commercial and Sales Management positions 1995–2000; Fazer Leipomot Oy, Sales Management positions 1989–1995

Main Board memberships and public duties undertaken: Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation, member of the Board 2017-

Aki Laiho

EVP Operations, CEO's deputy

Aki Laiho

Doctor of Science (Technology), CSCP, Finnish national, born 1972

Key employment history: Aalto University, BIT Research Centre, Researcher and Project Manager 2008–2012; SunKumppani Oy, Partner 2009–2012; Sauer-Danfoss ApS, Director, Global Supply Chain 2005–2008; Nokia Corporation, Head of Mobility Office 2004–2005; Nokia Corporation, Head of DSN Strategy and Advanced Development 2002–2004; Nokia Corporation, other duties 1997–2001

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Rolan Oy, Chairman of the Board 2010-; in addition, board positions in Group companies

Heli Arantola

EVP of HKScan’s Categories and Concepts as of 2 May 2017

Heli Arantola

D.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national, born 1969

Key employment history: Fazer Group, SVP, Strategy and Renewal and Managing Director, Fazer Mills Business Unit 2012–2016; Fazer Group, Marketing, Branding and Business Development 2010–2012; Vectia Ltd, partner and management consultant 2000–2010; Sonera Corporation, Business Development and Marketing 1990–1999

Main Board membership and public duties: S-Bank Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors 2014-; Tobii AB, Member of the Board of Directors, 2016-; Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), Business Transformation committee, Chair 2017- , Member 2012-

Svend Schou Borch

EVP of HKScan’s Market Area Denmark

Svend Schou Borch

MBA, Danish national, born 1970 

Key employment history: HKScan, Denmark, VP Sales 10/2015–2017; Tican Fresh Meat, Commercial Director 2013–2015; Tican Foods, Business Unit Director 2009–2013; Tican Process, Business Development Director 2008–2009; Carlsberg Vietnam, Commercial Director 2005–2008; Carlsberg Breweries, Snr. Channel Marketing Manager 2001–2005; Michelin Denmark, various management positions

Sofia Hyléen Toresson

EVP of HKScan’s Market Area Sweden as of 2 May 2017

Sofia Hyléen Toresson

M.Sc. (Econ.), Swedish national, born 1977

Key employment history: Findus Sverige AB, Sales Director Retail, Head of Marketing and Category Development retail, Head of Portfolio & Category Development retail 2013 –2017; HKScan, Sweden, Head of Category 2013; Pärsons Sverige AB, Marketing Manager, Category Manager 2009–2013; Nestlé Sverige AB, Key Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Category Sales Development Manager (Zoégas Kaffe), Assistant Brand Manager 2001–2009

Jyrki Karlsson

EVP of HKScan's Market Area Finland

Jyrki Karlsson

M.Sc. (Eng), Finnish national, born 1969

Key employment history: EVP of HKScan's consumer business in Finland and the Baltics 2 November – 19 December 2016; Kesko Food Oy, Sourcing Director of fresh goods 2015–10/2016; Kespro Oy, Sourcing and Supply chain Director 2013–2015; Unilever Finland and Norway, Managing Director Unilever Food solutions 2009–2013; Unilever Baltic, Chairman 2007–2010; Unilever Finland, National Supply Chain and Customer Marketing Director 2005–2007; Several management positions within Unilever's Business processes, Supply chain and IT functions in Sweden, Belgium and UK 1995–2005; Sales and customer service roles in Unilever Finland 1992–1994

Jukka Nikkinen

EVP of HKScan's Market Area International & Biotech

Jukka Nikkinen

M. Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national, born 1962

Key employment history: EVP of HKScan's Away from Home 2012–01/2017; Rautakirja Oy, Senior Vice President, Business development and strategy, member of Rautakirja Group’s management team 2004–2012 and Kiosk trade, director, international business, member of Kiosk trade business’ management team 2002–2004; Leaf Suomi and Leaf Group, various duties 1988–2001, latest as Export Director 1999–2001

Anu Mankki

EVP HR of HKScan

Anu Mankki

MA, Finnish national, born 1963

Key employment history: JFP Executive Search Oy, Senior Consultant 2016; Componenta Corporation, SVP, Human resources and internal communication 2005–2016; Metso Corporation, VP, HRD and other senior/executive HR positions in Finland and abroad 1999–2005; Valmet Paper Machines, various HR managerial positions in Finland and abroad 1987–1999

Anne Mere

EVP of HKScan’s Market Area Baltics

Anne Mere

MBA, Estonian national, born 1971

Key employment history: EVP of HKScan’s business segments of Finland and the Baltics 2012–2013; AS Rakvere Lihakombinaat, Managing Director 2008–2012 and Marketing Director 2003–2008; Austria Tabak Eesti OÜ, Marketing Manager 2000–2003; Unilever Eesti OÜ, Key Account Manager 1997–2000; Suomen Unilever Oy, Van den Bergh Foods, Representative for Estonia 1994–1997

Main Board memberships and public duties undertaken: Board positions in Group companies

Markku Suvanto

EVP Legal of HKScan

Markku Suvanto

LL.M. trained on the bench, Finnish national, born 1966

Key employment history:

HKScan Corporation, Group Lawyer 2009–2011; KPMG Oy Ab, Senior Legal Counsel 2006–2009; Lakitoimisto Suomi & Suvanto Oy, Partner 2004-; KLegal Oy, corporate law 2002–2003; Sampo Bank, asset management for personal and business customers, including tax planning 1998–2002

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: board positions in Group companies

Tuomo Valkonen

CFO of HKScan

Tuomo Valkonen

M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national, born 1967

Key employment history: CPS Color, CFO 2010–2012; Rautaruukki, Vice President, Corporate Finance and Control 2004–2010; Savcor, General Manager, Beijing, China 2002–2004; Kyrö, Business Controller, Tianjin, China 2001–2002; Metsäliitto, Finforest, various managerial positions in finance, sawn timber division 1995–2001