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Group Management

Group Management

The Board of Directors has delegated operational responsibility for the administration of the company and the Group to the company’s CEO. The CEO leads operations within the framework laid down by the Board.


The CEO has appointed a Group management team with day-to-day responsibility for various aspects of the Group’s operation. AFRY’s Group management normally meets once a month to discuss matters such as the Group’s financial performance, acquisitions, Group-wide development projects, succession planning and competence development, together with various other strategic issues.

Jonas Gustavsson

President and CEO

Employed: 2017
Born: 1967
Education: M.Sc. Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
Professional experience: Business Area Manager Sandvik Machining Solutions 2013 -2017 and Sandvik Materials Technology 2011 -2013. Prior to that, several leading posi ­ tions at Sandvik and Vice Presi ­ dent of Operations at BRP-­Rotax (Austria). Leading positions at Bombardier and ABB.
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 10000 B shares
2017 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 6,000,000. 2018 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3,000,000. 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 6,000,000.

Juuso Pajunen


Employed: 2019 
Born: 1981
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.) Helsinki School of Economics, 2005
Professional experience:CF0 Pöyry 2016-2019, Group Business control, Pöyry 2013-2016
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry*: 6116 B shares,
2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 900,000 

Elisabeth Virve Meesak

Interim EVP and Head of HR 

Employed: 2020
Born: 1960
Education: Bachelor of Science, Stockholm University
Professional experience: Leading HR roles at several international companies as FLSmidth, Alstom, Sandvik, Philips, Electrolux
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:*  0 shares

Cathrine Sandegren

EVP and Head of Communications and Brand

Employed: 2016
Born: 1977
Education: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School
Professional experience: Head of Corporate, IR and Internal Communication ÅF, Corporate Communication Manager,  SAS
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 50 B shares
2018 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 300,000. 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3,000,000

Susan Gustafsson

Group General Counsel

Employed: 2019 
Born: 1973
Education: Jur.kand (L.L.M), Lund and Maastricht University, INSEAD Leading  Innovation Programme
Professional experience:: Group General Counsel (2015-2019) - MTG Modern Times Group and Nordic Entertainment Group, Stockholm.
EVP General Counsel Martell Mumm Perriet-Jouët (2008-2015), M&A and corporate lawyer (2003-2008) - Pernod Ricard, Paris.
M&A and corporate lawyer (1999-2003) - Advokatfirman Vinge och Landwell & Partners, Paris.
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry*: 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3.000,000 

Malin Frenning

EVP and Head of Infrastructure Division

Employed: 2019
Born: 1967
Education: Mechanical Engineering  education. Luleå University of Technology 
Professional experience: CEO County Council of Stockholm 2016-2019. CEO Telia Sverige and EVP TeliaSonera Region Sweden 2014-2015. President for Business Area Broadband, TeliaSonera Group 2011-2014.
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 1250 B shares 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3,000,000.

Robert Larsson

EVP and Head of Division Industrial & Digital Solutions

Employed: 2018
Born: 1967
Education: M.Sc. Engineering
Professional experience: Several leading positions in ABB, latest Lead Division Manager, Robotics & Motion Scandinavia. 
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry*: 4000 B shares, 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 2, 000,000

Nicholas Oksanen

EVP and Head of Division Process Industries

Employed: Joined Pöyry 1993 
Education: M.Sc. Paper Technology and Economics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland 1993
Professional experience: Pöyry, President, Business Unit Pulp and Paper 2009-2019, Pöyry, various leading positions within Pulp and Paper 1997-2009, Jaakko Pöyry Deutschland GmbH, Process Engineer 1995-1997, Pöyry, Paper Technology Division, Process Engineer 1993
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 4000 B Shares 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3,000,000

Richard Pinnock

EVP and Head of Division Energy

Employed: Joyned Pöyry 1997 
Born: 1962
Education: B.Comm. (Hons), University of South Africa, South Africa, 1991,
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1983,  LPSF Executive Programme, Harvard Business School, USA, 2002
Professional experience: President, Energy Business Group and Executive Vice President at Pöyry. Joined Pöyry in 1997. Before that, experience from working at Eskom in South Africa and at UCI International, Germany.
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 3,000,000

Roland Lorenz

EVP and Head of Division Management Consulting

Employed:  1999 (Pöyry)
Born: 1970
Education: Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Applied Science Dortmund and University Bochum, Germany
Professional experience: VP and Head of Energy Management Consulting Nordics, Central and Southern Europe at Pöyry 2010-2019, MD and Head of Energy Management Consulting at Pöyry 2007-2010 and prior to that several leading positions within Management Consulting 
Holdings in ÅF Pöyry:* 3000 B Shares 2019 Staff Convertible Programme: nominal amount SEK 900,000