Management team

Atria Group has a Management Team chaired by the CEO. The Management Team assists the CEO in planning the operations and inopera tional 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 2018, the Management Team met eleven (8) times.

 Juha Gröhn, M.Sc. (Food Sc.), b. 1963, CEO, Atria Plc. Joined Atria in 1990. 
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 20,500.

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 for Slaughterhouse Industry and Vice Managing Director, Atria Ltd
1993 - 1998 Director, Meat Products and Convenience Food Industries, Atria Ltd.
1991 - 1993 R&D Manager Itikka-Lihapolar
1990 - 1991 Foreman Lihapolar

 

Tomas Back, M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1964, CFO and Deptuty CEO of Atria Plc, Executive Vice President, Atria Denmark. Joined Atria in 2007.
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 1,880.

Work experience:

2018 - CFO and Deptuty CEO of Atria Plc / Executive Vice President, Atria Denmark
2011 - 2017 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



Mika Ala-Fossi, meat industry technician, b. 1971, Executive Vice President, Atria Finland Ltd. Joined Atria in 2000. 
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 940.

Work experience:

2011- Executive Vice President, Atria Finland Ltd 
2007-2011 Director, Convenience 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 Sweden. Joined Atria in 2002.
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 1,020.

Work experience:

2018 - Executive Vice President, Atria Sweden
2011 – 2017 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



Olle Horm, engineer, b. 1967 Executive Vice President, Atria Estonia.
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 0.

Work experience:

2018 - Executive Vice President, Atria Estonia
2012 - 2017 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

Ilari Hyyrynen, MBA, b. 1965, Executive Vice President, Atria Russia. Joined Atria in 2018.

Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 0

 Work experience:

2018 – Executive Vice President, Atria Russia
2014 - 2018 Country director, Russia, Tikkurila Plc
2012 - 2014 Managing Director, Tikkurila Polska S.A.
2010 - 2012 Director, BU North, Tikkurila Plc
2003 - 2010 several positions, Tikkurila Ltd/ Plc
2002 - 2003 myyntipäällikkö, Dynea Overlays Ltd
1998 - 2002 myyntipäällikkö, Akzo Nobel Coatings Ltd
1988 - 1998 myyntiedustaja, Kausalan Tapetti ja Väri Ltd




Lars Ohlin, BA (International Business Administration), b. 1958, Executive Vice President Human Resources. Joined Atria in 2007.
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 510.

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
Shareholding on 31 December 2018: 1,880

Work experience:

2016- Executive Vice President Marketing & Marketing Insight, Atria Plc
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 Sweden – Jarmo Lindholm
Atria Russia – Ilari Hyyrynen
Atria Denmark & Estonia - Tomas Back (Denmark) and Olle Horm (Estonia)



The financial benefits paid to the CEO and the Management Team 

Share ownership of the Management Team