Management Team

Kim Poulsen

Kim Poulsen

Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2022
Born 1966
Master of Science (Economics and Business administration)
Finnish citizen
Company shareholding: 0 shares

Work history

  • President, Pulp & Paper Global, Group Executive Management Team Member, Kemira Plc 2015–2022 (Finland 2020–2022 and 2016–2018, United States 2018–2022 and Hong Kong, China 2015–2016).
  • Executive Vice President and UPM Group Executive Management Team Member, UPM Kymmene PTE, Ltd (Shanghai and Hong Kong, China) 2013–2015
  • Senior Vice President, UPM Kymmene Wood Oy 2011–2012
  • Senior Partner, Vitalis Gladius Oy 2010–2011
  • Toimitusjohtaja, Paloheimo Group and Fenestra Oy 2007–2010
  • Senior Vice President, Metsä Group 2004–2006
  • Vice President, Metsä Group 1996–2004
  • General Manager, Metsä Group 1996–1999
  • General Manager and Marketing Manager, Koskisen Oy 1993–1996

Positions of trust

  • Board Member, Ecoup Plc since 2016
  • Board Member, Kaski Partners since 2016
  • Board Member, Kaskipuu since 2016
  • Board Member, China Paper Association 2013–2016
  • Deputy Chair of the Board, Finnish Construction Industries RT 2011–2013
  • Board Member, Federation of European Plywood Producers 2011–2013
  • Board Member, Finnish Wood Research Oy 2011–2013
  • Chair of the Board, Listatalo Oy 2002–2010
  • Board Member, Moelven Wood Denmark AS (Metsä Group company) 2004–2006
  • Board Member, Moelven Wood Sweden AB (Metsä Group company) 2004–2006
  • Board Member, Moelven Wood Norway AS (Metsä Group company) 2004–2006
  • Board Member, Puhos Board Oy 2004–2006

Juha Salmela

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder
Member of the Management Team since 2014
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Born 1973
Finnish citizen
Master of Science degree
Company shareholding: 1,960,322 shares and 8,000 2020 B Stock Options

Work history

  • Researcher, Team Manager, and Principal Investigator at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 1997 and 2014
  • Expat at the University of British Columbia in Canada between 2004 and 2005

Ben Selby

Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2021
Born 1983
British and Finnish citizen
Master of Arts degree
Company shareholding: 0 shares and 10,950 options (of which 5,950 are 2020 Stock Options and 5,000 2020 B Stock Options)

Work history

  • Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury at Basware between 2017 and 2021
  • Head of Investor Relations at Basware between 2016 and 2017
  • Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch during 2015
  • Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2012 and 2015
  • Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2008 and 2012
  • Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2005 and 2008

Allan Andersen

Chief Sales Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2022

Born 1973
Danish citizen

Company shareholding: – 

Work history

  • Director of Sales, EMEA Distributors & Golf Specialty, 2019–2022
  • Director, Go-to-Market & Commercial Optimization, 2018–2019
  • Chief of Staff, Global Revenue of Under Armour between 2016–2018 
  • Director, International Business Development of Under Armour between 2013–2016
  • Sales Director, Latin America of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2010–2013
  • Head of Latin Excellence Project of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2006–2010
  • Senior Key Account Manager of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2004–2006
  • Product Manager of Adidas Nordic between 2001–2004

Petri Poranen

Chief Operating Officer since 2021
Member of the Management Team since 2018
Served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer between 2018 and 2021
Born 1973
Finnish citizen
Studied Accounting
Company shareholding: 0 shares and 14,132 options (of which 5,000 are B Stock Options 2020 and 9,132 Stock Options 2018)

Work history

  • Site Director Panel Factory at Porkka Finland Oy between 2012 and 2015
  • Division Business Controller at Porkka Finland Oy between 2009 and 2015 and between 2002 and 2007
  • Consultant at PMPConsulting Oy between 2015 and 2018
  • Division Business Controller at Huurre Group Oy between 2008 and 2010
  • Group Business Controller at Huurre Group Oy between 2006 and 2008

Positions of trust

  • Chair of the Board of Directors of PMPConsulting Oy since 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Colia Norge AS since 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Suomen Kotikylmiö Oy between 2015 and 2018
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Colia Scandinavia AB between 2015 and 2019

Shahriare Mahmood

Chief Sustainability Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2021
Born 1976
Finnish and Bangladeshi citizen
Doctor of Science (Tech)
Company shareholding: 0 shares and 3,000 Options 2018

Work history

  • R&D and Sustainability Director, Reima, 2016-2020
  • Production Manager, Environmental and REACH Coordinator, MASI Company Oy, 2009-2016
  • Production Manager, MASI Company AS, 2007-2009
  • Production Manager, Sangar Valga Vabrik AS, Estonia, 2004-2006
  • Factory Manager, Opex Group, Kanchpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh), 2003-2004
  • Project Manager, Unique Group, Gazipur, Dhaka (Bangladesh), 2002–2003
  • Sales Engineer, Greenmac International Pte Ltd, Dhaka (Bangladesh), 2001-2002
  • Production Engineer, Imperial Group, Hariharpara, Fatullah, Narayanganj (Bangladesh), 1999-2001
Teemu Lindberg

Teemu Lindberg

Executive Vice President, Production Scaling
Member of the Management Team since 2022
Born 1976
Master of Science (Engineering)
Finnish citizen
Company shareholding: 90 shares

Work history

  • Refining Director, UPM Kymmene Plc (Biorefining Business Area) 2016–2022
  • Production and Technology Director, UPM Kymmene Plc (Biofuels Strategic Business Unit) 2013–2016
  • Technology Manager (Biofuels) and Process Manager (Lappeenranta Biorefinery Project) UPM Kymmene Plc 2010–2013.
  • Production Manager, Yara International ASA 2008–2010
  • Production Technology Specialist, Kemira Grow-How Plc 2004–2008
  • Production Manager, Scantarp Oy 2003–2004
  • Process Design Engineer, Neste Engineering Ltd, Fortum Plc 2001–2003