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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Esa Kiiskinen

54 2012 Chairman of the Board

Mikko Helander

57 2015 Chairman of the Group Management Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jorma Rauhala

52 2017 President of the Building and Technical Trade Division, Deputy to President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Mikael Aro

52 2015 Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Jukka Erlund

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Member of the Group Management Board

Anne Leppala-Nilsson

64 2015 Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Member of the Group Management Board

Lauri Peltola

54 2016 Executive Vice President, Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Relations, Marketing and Brand Steering and Development; Member of the Group Management Board

Matti Mettala

54 2015 Executive Vice President, Human Resources; Member of the Group Management Board

Johan Friman

52 2017 Executive Vice President and President, Car Trade, Member of the Management Board

Anni Ronkainen

51 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Ari Akseli

45 2017 President of the Grocery Trade Division, Member of the Group Management Board

Matti Naumanen

60 2016 Director

Toni Pokela

44 2012 Director

Jannica Fagerholm

56 2016 Independent Director

Matti Kyytsonen

68 2015 Independent Director

Anu Nissinen

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Esa Kiiskinen

Mr. Esa Kiiskinen has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kesko Oyj since April 16, 2012. He has been Member of the Company's Board since March 30, 2009. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is food retailer and has been K-food retailer from 1990. He was Chairman of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs at Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (2012-2014), Vice-Chairman of the Board at Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (2012-2014), and he has been Board Member at Taaleri Plc from 2014, Finnish Family Firms Association (2011-2012), Board Chair at Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade (2008-2012) and Board Chair at Saija ja Esa Kiiskinen Oy (since 1995). He served as Board Member at Federation of Finnish Commerce (from 2008 until 2012), Board Chair at K-Retailers’ Association (from 2008 until 2012) and Board Member at Vahittaiskaupan Tilipalvelu VTP Oy from 2008 until 2012. Mr. Kiiskinen is a Business College Graduate.

Mikko Helander

Mr. Mikko Helander has been Chairman of the Group Management Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of Kesko Oyj since January 1, 2015. Before that, he has been Deputy Managing Director and Member of the Group Management Board of the Company since October 1, 2014. He has also served at Confederation of Finnish Industries EK as member of the Board since 2016 and Deputy Chair of the Board 2016, Finland Chamber of Commerce as member of the Board since 2016, Finnish Commerce Federation as member of the Board since 2015 and Deputy Chair of the Board 2015, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company as member of the Board since 2015 and Chair of the Board since 2016, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA as member since 2015, Finnish Fair Corporation as Board member since 2015, East Office of Finnish Industries Oy as member of the Board since 2015. He served at Metsa Fibre Oy as member of the Board 2008-2014, German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP) as member of the Board 2013-2014, Myllykoski Paper Oy as Vice Chair of the Board 2007-2012, Finnish Forest Industries Federation as member of the Board 2007-2011. He has been employed by Kesko Corporation since 2014. He previously served at Metsa Board Corporation as Chief Executive Officer 2006-2014, Metsa Tissue Corporation as Chief Executive Officer 2003-2006, Valmet Corporation as Head of Converting Machinery Division (UK) and member of the company’s Management Board 1999-2003, Vice President for the Calender Business Unit 1997-1999, Head of Operations (Valmet Rotomec S.p.a., Italy) 1994-1997, Head of Project Department at Valmet Jarvenpaa 1993–1994, Managing Director of Kasten Hovik 1990-1993, Valmet Paper Machinery Inc., Production Manager at Valmet Jarvenpaa 1987-1990, Valmet Corporation as Project Engineer 1984-1987. He holds a Master of Science degree in Technology.

Jorma Rauhala

Mr. Jorma Rauhala has served as President of the Building and Technical Trade Division, Deputy to President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj since November 15, 2017. He previously was Member of the Group Management Board and Executive Vice President, Grocery Trade Division at Kesko Oyj from January 1, 2015 till November 15, 2017. He has served as President of Kesko Food Ltd and Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj since February 5, 2013. He was Vice President for the K-citymarket chain's food trade (2012-2013), before which he was Kespro Ltd's Managing Director from 2007 until 2012 and Purchasing Director from 2003 until 2007. He joined the Kesko Group in 1992. He has been Chair of the Board of the Finnish Grocery Trade Association since 2017 and from 2013 until 2014 and board member 2013-2016. He has also been Member of the Board of the Association of Finnish Advertisers from 2014. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.

Mikael Aro

Mr. Mikael Aro has been Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board of Kesko Oyj since April 13, 2015. He is Deputy Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also Senior Industry Advisor, Triton Partners. He has previously been President and CEO of VR-Group Ltd, Senior Vice President, Northern Europe at Carlsberg Breweries AS and CEO of Oy Sinebrychoff Ab. He has been Board Member of Suomen Kansallisteatterin Osakeyhtio since 2012, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company since 2010 and Mehilainen Oy since 2016. He previously Served at Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) as member of the Board 2013-2016, Service Sector Employers PALTA as member of the Board 2011-2016 and Deputy Chair 2011-2016, East Office of Finnish Industries as member of the Board 2009-2016 and Deputy Chair 2015-2016, Nordic Cinema Group as Chair of the Board 2013-2015, Altia Plc as member of the Board 2010-2015, Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry as Chair of the Board 2007-2008, The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL) as First Deputy Chair of the Board 2007-2008, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) as member of the Board 2010-2014, Carlsberg Danmark AS as Chair of the Board 2007-2009, Finnkino Ltd as Chair of the Board 2012-2013, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab as member of the Board 2008-2009.He holds executive Master of Business Administration degree.

Jukka Erlund

Mr. Jukka Erlund has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of the Group Management Board of Kesko Oyj since November 1, 2011. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree. He has been Kesko Food Ltd's Vice President for Finance from 2010 to 2011, as well as Kesko Corporation's Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2007 to 2010 and Kesko Corporation's Corporate Business Controller from 2004 to 2007. He joined Kesko in 2004. He has been with Confederation of Finnish Industries EK as Member of the Economy and Tax Committee from 2012, and with the Finnish Commerce Federation as Chair of the Tax and Economic Policy Committee from 2011. He has also served at Suomen Luotto-osuuskunta as member of the Board since 2012 and Luottokunta as member of the Board 2012.

Anne Leppala-Nilsson

Ms. Anne Leppala-Nilsson no longer serves as Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel and Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj effective as of December 31, 2017. She has held the position since January 1, 2015. She was Group General Counsel, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs, Internal Audit and Risk Management at Kesko from 2005 until 2014. She joined Kesko in 2001 as General Counsel. Leppala-Nilsson's previous positions include Vice President, legal affairs at Aspo Plc (1985-2001) and Credit Manager at Aspo Plc (1980-1985). She has served at Nasdaq Nordic Ltd as member of the Board since 2008, Independent Retail Europe as member of the Board since 2007, Deputy Chair of the Board since 2017, EuroCommerce as member of the Board 2012-2015, European Commission’s High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness as member 2013-2015, Finnish Commerce Federation as member of the Legal Committee since 1992, Chair 1992-2001 and since 2006, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK as member of the Legal Affairs Committee since 2005, Chair 2006-2007, Finland Chamber of Commerce as Delegation member since 2011, ICC Advisory Board as member since 2017, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) as member of the Board since 2005, Deputy Chair since 2009, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce as Delegation member since 2011, Securities Market Association: member of the Corporate Governance Code working group 2014-2015, Chair 2007-2008, member of the remuneration working group 2009-2010, member of the Nordic Corporate Governance working group 2007-2010, Finland Chamber of Commerce as member of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) 1999-2008, member of the Redemption Committee 2003-2008. She holds Master of Laws and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degrees.

Lauri Peltola

Mr. Lauri Peltola no longer serves as Executive Vice President, Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Relations, and Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj effective as of by the end of the year (December 31, 2017). He has held the position since March 2, 2015. He has also been Head of Marketing and Brand Steering and Development at the Company since January 1, 2016. He has also served at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company as member of the Supervisory Board since 2013. He has been employed by Kesko Corporation since 2015. He previously worked at Stora Enso as Country Senior Executive for Finland, 2013-2014 and Senior Vice President, Global Identity, 2009-2014; Nordea Plc as Executive Vice President, Group Identity and Communications, 2008-2009 and 2000-2005, Metsaliitto Group as Communications Director 2005-2008.

Matti Mettala

Mr. Matti Mettala has served as Member of the Group Management Board and Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Kesko Oyj since January 1, 2015. Before that he has been Member of the Group Management Board and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations at Kesko Oyj since October 1, 2012. He has also served at Huoltoupseeriyhdistys ry as member of delegation since 2013, Finnish Commerce Federation as member of the Research Committee since 2013, Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade as member of the Board since 2005. He was employed by Kesko Ltd 1990-2005 and since 2012. He previously worked at K-retailers' Association as Managing Director 2005-2012, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies as Vice President for Finance 2002-2005, Rautakesko Ltd as Development Director 2001-2002, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division as Project Manager 1999-2000, Kesko Hardware and Builders’ Supplies as Vice President for the Rautia chain 1998-1999, Builders’ and Agricultural Supplies Division as Retail Services Manager 1996-1998, Vahittaiskaupan Takaus Oy as Retail Services Manager 1994-1996, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department as Credit Manager 1991-1992, Kesko Ltd's Credit Department as Legal Counsel 1990-1991. He holds Master of Laws degree.

Johan Friman

Mr. Johan Friman has been Executive Vice President and President, Car Trade and Member of the Management Board at Kesko Oyj since January 1, 2017. He holds Master of Science (Economics). He has served at Association of Automobile Importers in Finland as member of the Board since 2017, LeasePlan Belgium as member of the Board 2010-2016, LeasePlan Denmark as member of the Board 2011-2016, VMF Verband markenunabhangiger Fuhrparkmanagementgesellschaften, Deutschland: member of the Board 2006-2016. He was employed at LeasePlan Deutschland GmbH: Managing Director 2006-2016, LeasePlan Finland Oy: Managing Director 1997-2006, Inchcape Motors Finland Oy: Managing Director of the Retail business 1995-1997 and Marketing Director of the importer 1995, Bilia Oy: Sales Manager, Dealer Manager and Fleet sales 1991-1994.

Anni Ronkainen

Ms. Anni Ronkainen has been Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj since April 20, 2015. She holds Master of Science degree in Economics. She has also served at Asiakastieto Group Plc as member of the Board since 2015, Nordic Morning Plc as member of the Board since 2015, Robit Plc as member of the Board 2015-2017, Sunduka Ltd: member of the Board 2015, Institute of Marketing as member of the Board 2010-2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (AmCham Finland) as member of the Board 2011-2015, Marketing Executives Group as member of the Board 2009-2011. She has been employed by Kesko since 2015. She previously worked at Google Finland Ltd as Country Manager Finland 2009-2015, Industry Head, Multi-sector 2008-2009, McCann Worldgroup Helsinki Oy as CEO 2006-2008, Satama Finland Oy as Business Group Director 2001-2006.

Ari Akseli

Mr. Ari Akseli has been President of the Grocery Trade Division and Member of the Group Management Board at Kesko Oyj since November 15, 2017. He holds Master of Science in Economics. He has recently acted as the division's Vice President for Commerce.

Matti Naumanen

Mr. Matti Naumanen has been Director of Kesko Oyj since April 4, 2016. He is Trade Technician by education. He has been K-retailer since 1982. He previously worked at The K-Retailers’ Association’s Agricultural and Building and Home Improvement Retailers’ Club as Chair of the Board 2009-2016. He also served at The K-Retailers’ Association as member of the Board 2009-2016, registered association Nurmeksen Yrittajat as Chair of the Board, registered association Joensuun Yrittajat as Chair of the Board.

Toni Pokela

Mr. Toni Pokela has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Kesko Oyj since April 16, 2012. He is food retailer. He has been K-food retailer from 1997. He has been Member of the Board and Managing Director of Pokela Oy Iso Omena since 1998, Chair of the Board of Iso Omenan Yrittajayhdistys ry since 2003, Chair of the Board of Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade since 2016 and Member of the Board of Finnish Commerce Federation since 2017. He has also served as Member of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs since 2017 and Chair of the Board of K-Retailes’ Association since 2016. He was Member of the Skilled Workforce Committee at Confederation of Finnish Industries EK from 2014 till 2016, Board Member at K-Retailers' Association from 2008 until 2012, Board Chair at K-Food Retailers' Club from 2010 until 2012 and Deputy Chair of the Board from 2008 until 2010, as well as Board Member at Finnish Grocery Trade Association from 2010 until 2011. He also served as Deputy Chair of K-instituutti Oy (2010-2012) and Member of the Board of Vahittaiskapan Takaus Oy (2010-2012). He holds executive Master of Business Administration degree.

Jannica Fagerholm

Ms. Jannica Fagerholm has been Independent Director at Kesko Oyj since April 4, 2016. She holds Master of Science degree in Economics. She has been Managing Director of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation since 2010. She previously served at SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank as Managing Director 1999-2010 and Handelsbanken Liv Finland as Country Director 1998-1999. She has been Member of the Boards of Sampo plc since 2013, Teleste Corporation since 2013, Kelonia Ab since 2010, Member of the Supervisory Board of Veritas Pension Insurance since 2010, Board Member of The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland since 2015, member of the Financial Board 2001-2015, Board Member of Eira Hospital Ltd since 2010, Board Member of Hanken School of Economics since 2008, Board Member of Aktia Abp 2012-2013 and Partiosaatio foundation1997-2013.

Matti Kyytsonen

Mr. Matti Kyytsonen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Kesko Oyj since April 13, 2015. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He holds Master of Science degree in Economics. He is also Chairman of the Board of Silverback Consulting Oy. He previously served at ISS Palvelut Oy as Managing Director 1992-2006, Esselte Oy as Managing Director 1984-1992, Oy Perkko as Managing Director 1983-1984, Tietoura-Yhtiot Oy as Marketing Director 1981-1983, Oy Foto-Nyblin Ab as Finance and Marketing Manager 1977-1981, Insinooritoimisto Oy Vesto as Accounting Manager 1974-1976, Oy Mobil Oil Ab as Financial Analyst 1973-1974. He has been Board Member of Eltel AB since 2007, Lindstrom Invest Oy since 2009, KP Tekno Oy since 2006, Port of Helsinki Ltd since 2015, Esperi Care Oy 2008-2016, Oy Center-Inn Ab 2007-2012, as well as Chair of the Board of Kiinteistopalvelut ry 1996-2001 and 2005-2006, Board Member of Palvelutyonantajat ry 1996-2001, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) 2005-2006, The Unemployment Insurance Fund: member and Chair of the Supervisory Board 1999-2006, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 1998-2006.

Anu Nissinen

Ms. Anu Nissinen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Kesko Oyj since April 13, 2015. She is Member of the Remuneration Committee at the Company. She holds Master of Science in Economics. She is CEO of Digma Design Oy. She previously worked at Sanoma Media Finland Oy as CEO 2011-2013, Sanoma Entertainment Finland as President 2008-2011, Welho/Helsinki Televisio Oy as Managing Director 2004-2008, Helsinki Televisio Oy as Marketing Director 2001-2004, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab in several marketing duties 1990-2000. She has also served at DNA Ltd as member of the Board 2010-2012 and since 2014-, F-Secure Corporation as member of the Board 2010-2017, Siili Solutions Plc as member of the Board since 2014, Viestilehdet Oy as member of the Board since 2015, Era Content Oy as Managing Director 2014-2015 and Chair of the Board 2016, The Finnish Film Foundation as member of the Board since 2017.