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                                    Vesa Itkonen, Chief Executive Officer

Vesa ItkonenB.Sc. (Eng), MBA, born 1960
CEO since September 2007
Chairman of Business Management Team
Member of the Board of Directors

Before joining Haanpaa Group Mr. Itkonen worked as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management of Kemira Oyj (2005-2007), General Manager of Panel Board Nordic at Dynea Group (2004-2005), Senior Vice President of Purchasing & Logistics at    Dynea (Neste Chemicals) (1998-2004) and held various manufacturing management  positions at Neste Chemicals (1986-1994).


                                  Lilian Hegg, Chief Financial Officer

Lilian HeggB.Sc. (Econ.), MBA, born 1960
CFO since May 2011
Member of Business Management Team

Before joining Haanpaa Group Mrs. Hegg worked as Director Business Control & Finance within Tetra Pak. Mrs Hegg has long experience in different managerial Business Control & Finance functions within Tetra Pak and also from Sales & Marketing functions within Alfa-Laval.

                                  Christer Grahn, General Manager, Business Unit West

Christer GrahnGraduate Economist,  born 1959
Director since September  2007
Member of Business Management Team

Before the current position Mr. Grahn held the position of Marketing & Sales Director of Haanpaa Group (2007-2009). Before joining the Haanpaa Group Mr. Grahn worked as Distribution Center Manager of Metso Minerals (2003-2007), Branch Manager of DHL Global Forwarding (2002-2003), Site Manager of Exceed Group (2000-2002) and held various  managerial positions within Operations and Marketing & Sales at TNT  Express (1990-2000).


                                 Daniel Hauffe,  General Manager, Business Unit International

Daniel HauffeB.Sc. (Economics), born 1970
Director since May 2009
Member of Business Management Team

Before joining Haanpaa Group Mr. Hauffe worked as CEO and owner of the logistics company Euro Tank AB in Sweden and before that as the Operations Manager EMEA of Envirotainer GmbH and held various managerial positions at TNT Express in Sweden and Germany.

                                Jussi Kares Jussi Kares, Vice General Manager, Business Unit East

M.Sc (Econ) Born 1959
Director since September 2010
Member of Business Management Team

Before joining Haanpaa Group, Mr. Kares worked as Managing Director of Scandic Trans Oy (2007-2010) and Marketing and Sales Director of ADR-Haanpää Oy (1998-2007). He has also worked as Logistics Manager of Kemira Chemicals Oy (1996-1998) Marketing Manager of Viinikka Oy and Managing Director of Viinikka Deutschland GmbH (1987-1996) and held various  managerial positions within operations and marketing in forwarding company Victor Ek Oy. 

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