Activities and duties

President and CEO of the parent company

The President and CEO of the parent company is elected by the Board of Directors. In accordance with the Limited Liability Companies Act, the President and CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Company in accordance with instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors. In addition, the President and CEO ensures that the bookkeeping of the Company complies with the law and that its asset management is arranged in a reliable way.

The President and CEO of the parent company manages the Group’s business operations via the Business Divisions. Accordingly, the executives responsible for the Business Divisions report to the President and CEO. The President and CEO carries out the steering and supervision of the operations of the divisions with the assistance of the Executive Management Board and the Group-level staff functions.

Executive Management Board

The Executive Management Board includes the President and CEO as Chairman, and other persons appointed by the Board of Directors of the parent company as members. The Executive Management Board assists the President and CEO in decision-making.

The Executive Management Board handles all important issues relating to the whole Group and its units, including all the matters of the Business Divisions or line functions that are to be handled by the Board of Directors of the parent company. However, the President and CEO can, if considered appropriate, decide not to take a matter to the Executive Management Board.

Staff functions

The Group-level staff functions participate in the steering and supervision of the operations of the units belonging to the Group as part of the management and control system. In this task they assist the President and CEO in the management of the Group.

The staff functions are in charge of, among other things, the following Group-level functions: finance, treasury, investor relations, human resources, legal affairs, intellectual property rights, communications, internal audit, insider administration and information management.

Business Divisions

The operations of the Group are organised into Business Divisions. Each Business Division is managed by an executive who is responsible for the operations and operative management of the Business Division and who reports to the President and CEO.

Line functions

The line functions provide function-specific support and services to all Business Divisions within the Group. The responsibilities of the line functions include:

  • sales and marketing
  • supply chain
  • research and development

Administration of legal entities

From the point of view of business operations, the Group subsidiaries operate in accordance with the Group’s management system. In matters that are not directly subject to any Business Division or line function, the subsidiaries operate in accordance with instructions by the President and CEO of the parent company.