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Updated February 15, 2017

President and CEO

Fiskars Corporation has a Managing Director (President and CEO) who is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Company in accordance with the Finnish Companies’ Act, the Company’s Articles of Association and the instructions and orders given by the Board and for reporting to the Board on the developments in the Company’s business operations and financial situation. He is also responsible for ensuring that the Company’s accounting methods comply with the applicable law and that financial matters are managed in a reliable manner. The President and CEO is assisted in these duties by the Executive Leadership Team and the Extended Leadership Team.

The President and CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors, which also decides on the terms and conditions of the President and CEO’s service contract.

On February 15, 2017, Kari Kauniskangas announced that he will resign from his position as President and CEO.

The Board of Directors of the company has appointed Teemu Kangas-Kärki interim President and CEO

Executive Leadership Team

Fiskars Executive Leadership Team, previously Executive Board, consists of the following members:

  • Teemu Kangas-Kärki, President and CEO & President, SBU Functional (Interim), Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Nina Ariluoma, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Ulrik Garde Due, President, SBU Living
  • Sari Pohjonen, Chief Financial Officer

The Executive Leadership team will be responsible for the Group's strategy and priorities. In addition, Fiskars’ Extended Leadership Team supports the Executive Leadership Team in driving the company forward and is focused on executing Fiskars’ strategic priorities.

The Extended Leadership Team consists of the following members:

  • Executive Leadership Team members
  • Thomas Enckell, President, Functional EMEA Sales
  • Risto Gaggl, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
  • Alexander Giftthaler, President, Functional EMEA business
  • Rob Kass, President, Outdoor business
  • Alexander Matt, Senior Vice President, Brand and Marketing
  • Maija Taimi, VP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
  • Paul Tonnesen, President, Functional Americas business
  • Leni Valsta, SVP, Scandinavian Living business
  • Frans Westerlund, Chief Information Officer, Head of Business Processes & IT

Other Group management

The Corporate Office focuses on selected global platforms strategies and their implementation, such as finance, tax and treasury, human resources, IT, supply chain, corporate communications and investor relations, legal affairs, IPR and compliance. The Corporate Office supports the President and CEO in preparing materials for the Board of Directors’ and Executive Leadership Team’s meetings and prepares the Group’s financial reporting. In addition, the line management of the Group’s Other businesses, real estate, and investment portfolio, is within the responsibility of the Corporate Office.

At the end of 2016, the Corporate Office included the President and CEO, COO & CFO, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Chief Information Officer and Head of Business Processes & IT, Senior Vice President, Brands and Marketing, General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Senior Vice President, Finance, and Director, Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

The corporate management follows the strategic business units’ performance and plans through monthly and quarterly reports and meets quarterly with the business management to follow up on key activities and to address strategies for the respective business as well as business model implementation. Significant decisions on business strategy or investments are discussed and decided in these meetings. Respectively, SBU boards consisting of corporate and SBU management convene four times a year to discuss business strategies, actions plans and financial plans.