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Board of Directors

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

Anu Ahola
Senior Vice President, News & Retail, UPM

Anu Ahola M.Sc. Engineering, MBA, is the Senior Vice President, News & Retail 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.

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.

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.