About Alko

Management team

Alko Inc. has a Management Team consisting of seven members.

Alko Inc.'s Board of Directors appoints the President & CEO, the President & CEO's deputies and other members of the Management Team.

The Management Team handles the company's strategy, action plan and budget as well as other matters to be presented to the Board of Directors.

The Management Team's task, moreover, is to monitor financial performance, business operations and the implementation of operational decisions.

The Management Team meets regularly, on average twice per month.

You can send mail to the Management Team to the following postal address: Alko Inc., POB 99, 00101 HELSINKI

e-mail: firstname.surname@alko.fi

President and CEO Hille Korhonen

Hille Korhonen

President and CEO Chairman of the Management Team
b. 1961
Licentiate in Technology

telephone 020 711 5745
In service to Alko since 2013

Principal employment history

  • Fiskars Corporation, Vice President, Operations (2008–2012)
  • Iittala Group, Group Director, Operations (2003–2008)
  • Nokia Corporation, Management duties for logistics (1996–2003)
  • Outokumpu Copper Plc, Manager, Logistics and Marketing Development (1993–1996)

Current positions of trust

  • Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Board (2015-)
  • Federation of Finnish Commerce, Member of the Board (2014-)
  • Nokian Tyres Plc, Member of the Board (2006–)

Minna Alitalo

Minna Alitalo

Executive Vice President, Purchases 
b. 1962
Master of Economics and Business Administration

telephone 020 711 5762
In service to Alko since 2009

Principal employment history

  • Isku-Yhtymä Oy, Director of Finance (2005–2009)
  • Indoor Group Oy, Financial and Administrative Director (2003–2005)
  • Eimo Oyj, Project Manager, Manager and Senior Vice President of Customer Process, Controller (1999–2003)
  • Makron Oy, Project Manager, Product Manager, Marketing Services Manager (1995–1999) Lahden Seurahuone Oy, Sales representative, Sales secretary (1987–1993)

Current positions of trust

  • Palpa Lasi Oy, Chairman of the Board (2015-), Member of the Board (2014-)
  • Suomen Palautuspakkaus Oy, Member of the Board (2014-)
  • SRV Yhtiöt Oyj, Member of the Board (2012–)

 

Maritta Iso-Aho

Maritta Iso-Aho

Executive Vice President, Communication
b. 1964
Master of Administrative Sciences, eMBA

telephone 020 711 5443
In service to Alko since 2008

Principal employment history

  • Eurest Finland Oy, Chief operating Officer (2007–2008)
  • Silta Oy, Director of Sales and Marketing (2006–2007)
  • Fazer Amica Oy, Director of Marketing and Vice Managing Director (2004–2006) Confederation of Finnish Industries, Economic Policy Officer (2002–2004)
  • Amica Ravintolat Oy, Administrative Manager, Administrator, Head of Development (1994–2002)
  • Kulinaari Ravintolat Oy, Administrator (1990–1993)

Current positions of trust

  • Federation of Finnish Commerce, Member of the Communication committee (2014-)
  • Nordig Morning, Member of the Board (2012-)
  • Katri Antell Oy, Member of the Board (2011– )
  • State Economic and Human Resources Service Centre, Advisory Board Member (2010–)
  • A-Clinic Foundation, Member of the Board (2009– )

Anton Westermarck

Anton Westermarck

CFO, Chief Financial Officer
b. 1968
Master of Economics and Business Administration

telephone 020 711 5441
Inservice to the company since 1989

Principal employment history

  • Oy Gustav Paulig Ab, Finance Director (2012-2014)
  • Novo Nordisk, Regional Finance Director
  • (2006-2012)
  • Novo Nordisk, Controlling Manager (2002-2006)
  • Novo Nordisk, Business Development Director (2002)
  • Siemens Building Technologies, Finance & Admin Manager
  • (1999-2002)
  • France Telecom/Global One, Country Controller (1995-1999)
  • ISS Servisystem Oy, Finance Manager (1993-1995)
  • ISS Servisystem Oy, Financial Assistant (1991-1993)

Current positions of trust

  • Federation of Finnish Commerce, Member of the Taxation and Financial Committee (2014–)
  • Kiinteistö Oy Arkadiantalo, Chairman of the Board (2014-)

 

Kari Pennanen

Kari Pennanen

Executive Vice President, Stores and Facilities
b. 1964
Master of Social Sciences, eMBA, Certified Real Estate Manager

telephone 020 711 5112
In service to Alko since 1989

Principal employment history

  • Alko Inc., Executive Vice President, Customer Services (2003– )
  • Alko Inc., District Manager (1997–2003)
  • Alko Inc., Shop Manager (1992–1997)
  • Alko Inc, Supervisor Preparation Trainer (1989–1991)
  • Kesko Corporation, Marketing Consultant (1988–1989)

Current positions of trust

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Member of trade and services committee (2012–)