Helander, Mikko


President and CEO, Chairman of the Group Management Board, Kesko Corporation
b. 1960, Master of Science (Technology).

Member of the Kesko Group Management Board since: 1 October 2014.
Other major duties: Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2015- and Deputy Chair of the Board 2015-, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2015-, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy: member of the Board 2015-, Metsä Fibre Oy: member of the Board 2008-2014, German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP): member of the Board 2013-2014, Myllykoski Paper Oy: Vice Chair of the Board 2007-2012, Finnish Forest Industries Federation: member of the Board 2007-2011.
Employment history: employed by Kesko Corporation since 2014. Kesko Corporation’s Managing Director and Kesko Group’s President and CEO since 1 January 2015. Kesko Corporation’s Executive Vice President 2014. Metsä Board Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2006-2014, Metsä Tissue Corporation: Chief Executive Officer 2003-2006, Valmet Corporation: Head of Converting Machinery Division (UK) and member of the Management Board 1999-2003 of Valmet Corporation, Vice President for Calender Business Unit 1997-1999, Head of Operations of Valmet Rotomec S.p.a., Italy 1994-1997, Head of Project Department, Valmet Järvenpää 1993–1994, Managing Director of Kasten Hövik 1990-1993, Valmet Paper Machinery Inc.: Production Manager of Valmet Järvenpää 1987-1990, Valmet Corporation: Project Engineer 1984-1987.