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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Philippe Jost
Head of Construction, Sika Group

Philippe Jost, M.Sc. Civil Engineering, MBA, is the Head of Construction at Sika Group (www.sika.com) and Peikko’s Board member since 2015 and Chairman of the Board starting 2021. Over the years he held a number of positions at SIKA, located not only in company’s headquarters in Switzerland, but also in Italy and the USA. Philippe Jost is a Luxembourg citizen living in Switzerland, born in 1971.

Members of the Board

Karen Scrivener
Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Construction Materials, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Karen Scrivener, PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has been Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Construction Materials in the Department of Materials of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) for the last 20 years. She is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the author of over 200 journal papers. Her research focusses on the understanding the chemistry and microstructure of cement based materials and improving their sustainability. Karen Scrivener is an English citizen living in Switzerland, born in 1958.

Liina Jukko
M.Sc. Theoretical Physics

Liina Jukko, M.Sc. Theoretical Physics, is a PhD student in theoretical cosmology at King's College London, in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on studying dark matter using numerical simulations. Liina Jukko is a Finnish citizen living in the United Kingdom, born in 1998.

Teppo Voutilainen
Head of Volume Elevators for New Equipment Business, KONE Corporation

Teppo Voutilainen, M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management, is the Head of Volume Elevators for New Equipment Business at KONE Corporation. KONE Corporation is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, headquartered in Finland. Teppo Voutilainen has strong know-how of the construction business and of the Asia market, having lived in Asia for 15 years. Teppo Voutilainen is a Finnish citizen living in Finland, born in 1982.

Anu Ahola
Senior Vice President, Operations, UPM

Anu Ahola M.Sc. Engineering, MBA, is the Senior Vice President, Operations at UPM (www.upm.com) and Peikko’s Board member since 2020. Prior to her career at UPM, she held various positions at Jaakko Pöyry Consulting and Nokia Mobile Phones. Her positions of trust include the Chairmanship of the Labor Market Committee of FFIF and Member of the Boards of Eurograph and WAN-IFRA WPF (World printers Forum). Anu Ahola is a Finnish citizen living in Finland, born in 1965.

Morten Ørnstrand-Søborg
Managing Director, Knauf Denmark

Morten Ørnstrand-Søborg, with degrees both in mechanical engineering and business administration, is the Managing Director, Knauf Denmark (www.knauf.com) and Peikko’s Board member since 2018. Prior to Knauf, he used to hold various commercial positions at Martin Professional A/S, Limo Labels A/S, Jokan A/S, and Grundfos Management A/S. Morten Ørnstrand‑Søborg is a Danish citizen living in Denmark, born in 1971.

Kasper Guldager Jensen
Co-Founder, Home.Earth

Kasper Guldager Jensen, Architect MMA, is a Co-Founder at Home.Earth (www.home.earth) and Peikko’s Board member since 2017. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Calgary, Technical University of Munich, Delft University of Technology and Karlsruhe University. His positions of trust include a Membership in the Danish Design Council and chairs the European standardization for Circular Construction. Before joining Home.Earth he used to work as a Senior Partner at 3XN Architects and as Co-founder of GXN innovation. Kasper Guldager Jensen is a Danish citizen living in Denmark, born in 1976.

Elmar Paananen
Managing Director, Troll Capital Oy

Elmar Paananen, M.Sc. (Economics), Associate in Laws, is the Managing Director, Troll Capital Oy (www.trollcap.com) and Peikko’s Board member since 2004. Prior to his position at Troll Capital, he held various positions at Eimo Corporation, Makron Oy, and Kemira International Services S.A. His positions of trust include the Board memberships at Teknopower Oy and investment advisory committee, Suomen Ekonomit ry. Elmar Paananen is a Finnish citizen living in Finland, born in 1965.

Paul Rehn
Founder and President, StruSoft AB

Paul Rehn, M.Sc. Civil Engineering, is a Partner and Head of M&A, StruSoft AB (www.strusoft.com) and Peikko’s Board member since 2018. Prior to establishing Strusoft AB, an entity taking over Skanska’s software business in Sweden in 2002, Paul Rehn already had a 25‑year career at Skanska. For multiple years he was also a lecturer in structural mechanics at the Lunds Institute of Technology. Paul Rehn is a Swedish citizen living in Sweden, born in 1951.