Management team

Atria Group has a Management Team chaired by the CEO. The Management Team assists the CEO in planning the operations and in operational management. The duties of the Management Team include, among others, preparing strategic plans and putting them into practice, handling significant projects and organisational changes as well as reviewing and implementing the Group's risk management measures in their respective areas of responsibility.

In 2015, the Management Team met thirteen (13) times.

 Juha Gröhn, M.Sc. (Food Sc.), b. 1963, CEO, Atria Plc. Joined Atria in 1990. 

Work experience:

  • 2011 - CEO Atria Plc
  • 2010 - 2011 Managing Director of Atria Scandinavia Ab; Vice President of Atria Plc 
  • 2006 - 2010 Managing Director of Atria Finland Ltd; Vice Managing Director of Atria Plc; Group Vice President for Atria Baltic
  • 2004 - 2006 Director for Meat Industry and Vice Managing Director, Atria Ltd
  • 2003 - 2004 Director for Steering and Vice Managing Director, Atria Ltd
  • 1999 - 2003 Director, Meat Products and Convenience Food Industries, Atria Ltd
  • 1993 - 1998 Director, Slaughterhouse Industry, Atria Ltd.
  • 1991 - 1993 R&D Manager Itikka-Lihapolar
  • 1990 - 1991 ForemanLihapolar


Mika Ala-Fossi, meat industry technician, b. 1971, Managing Director, Atria Finland Ltd. Joined Atria in 2000. 

Work experience:

  • 2011- Managing Director, Atria Finland Ltd
  • 2007-2011 Director, Food and Meat Product Business, Atria Finland Ltd
  • 2006-2007 Director, Poultry Business, Atria Finland Ltd
  • 2003-2006 Production Manager, Atria Ltd
  • 2000-2003 Unit Manager, Atria Ltd
  • 1997-2000 Foreman, Liha-Saarioinen Oy



Jarmo Lindholm, M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1973, Executive Vice President, Atria Russia.Joined Atria in 2002.

Work experience

  • 2011 – Executive Vice President, Atria Russia
  • 2010 – 2011 Group Vice President, Product Leadership, Atria Plc
  • 2005 – 2010 Group Vice President for Marketing & Product Development and Commercial Director for Atria Finland Ltd
  • 2002 – 2005 Marketing Manager, Atria Plc
  • 2000 – 2002 Account Manager and Marketing Manager, AC Nielsen
  • 1998 – 2000 Customer Service Manager & e-Business, Unilever Finland


Tomas Back, M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1964, Executive Vice President, Atria Scandinavia. Joined Atria in 2007.

Work experience

2011 - Executive Vice President, Atria Scandinavia
2010 - 2011 Business Area Director, Atria Baltic
2007 - 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Atria Plc
2003 - 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Huhtamäki Americas/Rigid Europe
1996 - 2002 Corporate Treasurer, Huhtamäki Oy
1990 - 1995 Financial Manager, Huhtamäki Finance BV, Lausanne




Olle Horm, engineer, b. 1967 Executive Vice President, Atria Baltic

Work experience

  • 2012 - Executive Vice President, Atria Baltic
  • 2009 - 2012 Chairman of the Board, Maag Meat Industry
  • 2008 - 2009 Chairman of the Board, Skanska EMV AS
  • 2000 - 2008 Chairman of the Board, Rakvere Lihakombinaat AS
  • 1998 - 1999 Head of transportation and equipment department, EMV AS
  • 1992 - 1998 Managing and developing tasks, EK AS



Heikki Kyntäjä, BSc. (Econ.), b. 1952, CFO

Work experience

  • 2014- CFO and Deputy CEO, Atria Plc
  • 2011 - CFO, Atria Plc
  • 2009 - 2011 Finance Director, Atria Finland Ltd ¨
  • 2008 - 2009 VP Supply Management, ABB Oy
  • 2001 - 2008 VP Finance & Control, ABB Oy
  • 1995 - 2000 VP Finance & Control, ABB Transmit Oy
  • 1991 - 1995 VP Finance & Control, ABB Strömberg Sähkönjakelu Oy
  • 1988 - 1990 Business Controller, ABB Motors Oy
  • 1986 - 1988 Business Controller, Stromberg Inc., Cleveland, USA
  • 1978 - 1986 Financial Manager, Hackman Taloustavarat Oy
  • 1976 - 1978 Inspector, Suomen General Motors Oy




Lars Ohlin, BA (International Business Administration), b. 1958, Executive Vice President Human Resources. Joined Atria in 2007.

Work experience

  • 2016-         Executive Vice President Human Resources, Atria Plc.
  • 2014-2016 Senior Vice President Human Resources, Atria Scandinavia
  • 2010-2014 General Manager, Ridderheims & Falbygdens (Atria Deli)
  • 2007-2010 Business Development Director, Atria Scandinavia
  • 2000-2007 Business Development Director, Sardus
  • 1997-2000 Business Area Director, Nationalencyklopedin
  • 1995-1997 Vice Managing Director, Forte
  • 1992-1995 Market Development Director, Master Foods Finland and Baltics
  • 1988-1992 Human Resource Director, Master Foods Sweden and Finland
  • 1987-1988 Product manager, Master Foods Sweden
  • 1984-1987 Product manager, Findus/Nestlé

 

Pasi Luostarinen, M.Sc (Econ.), b. 1966, Executive Vice President Marketing & Market Insight. Joined Atria in 2000.

Work experience

  • 2016-         Executive Vice President Marketing & Marketing Insight, Atria Plc, starting 1 Dec, 2016.
  • 2011-2016 Senior Vice President Marketing & Product Development, Atria Finland
  • 2009-2011 Group Vice President Strategy / Senior Vice President Marketing & Product Development, Atria Plc and Atria Finland
  • 2007-2011 Group Vice President Brand Management & Cold Cuts / Senior Vice President Meatproducts, Atria Plc and Atria Finland
  • 2006-2007 Group Vice President Marketing & Product Development, Atria Plc
  • 2000-2006 Marketing Director, Atria Plc, Atria Finland and Atria Sweden
  • 1997-2000 Marketing Director, Valio
  • 1996-1997 Trade Development Manager, British American Tobacco Nordic
  • 1993-1996 Key Account Manager/ Category Manager, Fazer Makeiset Oy
  • 1991-1993 Product Manager, Oy Mallasjuoma





Directors of Atria Business Areas  

Atria Finland –  Mika Ala-Fossi
Atria Scandinavia – Tomas Back
Atria Russia – Jarmo Lindholm
Atria Baltic – Olle Horm  


The financial benefits paid to the CEO and the Management Team 

Share ownership of the Management Team