President and CEO and the Group Management Team

Paul Sohlberg

President and CEO


Mikko Rummukainen



Callum Gough

SVP, Operations


Kari Loukola

SVP, Business Unit Manager, Belgium & leading Wind project


Kim Sjödahl

SVP, R&D and Technology


Olli Tevä

SVP, Sales & Marketing


Johanna Tuomisto

SVP, People & Culture

Born 1977, LL.M
President and CEO

Joined the company in March 2023
Member of the Group Management Team since 2023
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

Senior Vice President, Separation Business Line at Metso Outotec

Executive Vice President and President of the Minerals Processing Business Area at Outotec

President of Outotec in North and Central America

Various positions at Elektrobit Plc

Areas of responsibility

  • Creation of added value to the Group and shareholders
  • Managing and developing the Group’s business operations to achieve profitable growth
  • Developing the corporate strategy
  • Implementing the Board of Directors’ decisions
  • Developing and maintaining a well-functioning organization
  • Customer and investor relationships
  • Other responsibilities of the President and CEO

Born 1978, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Joined the company in 2011
Member of the Group Management Team since 2019
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

SVP, Business Development, Exel Composites
Vice President, Business Development, Exel Composites
Business Unit Manager, Exel Composites
Project Manager, August Associates
Researcher, Helsinki University of Technology

Areas of responsibility

  • Accounting and Treasury
  • Business Controlling
  • Investor Relations
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Legal matters
  • Risk Management
  • Business development
  • Secretary to the Company’s Board of Directors

Born 1960, M.Sc. (GM)
SVP, Operations

Joined the company in 2006
Member of the Group Management Team since 2007
British citizen

Previous main positions

Managing Director, Exel Composites UK
Operations Director, Motherwell Bridge Aerospace
General Manager/Operations Director, Motherwell Bridge Plastics

Areas of responsibility

  • Continuous productivity improvement
  • Quality, environment and safety
  • Strategic purchasing
  • Investments
  • Strategic site planning

Born 1962, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)
SVP, Business Unit Manager, Belgium
Leading Wind project

Joined the company in 2013
Member of the Group Management Team since 2013
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

SVP Exel Composites Americas  – President of DSC Inc.
SVP, Sales & Marketing, Exel Composites Plc
Head of Business Development, Nokia Siemens Networks Japan
Head of OSS Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks
Head of Middleware Business Line, Nokia Siemens Networks
Head of Service Management Business Line, Nokia

Areas of responsibility

  • Profitability improvement and growth in Exel Belgium
  • Lead the Exel Belgium organization and functions
  • Manage relationship with local government and authorities

Born 1974, M.Sc. (Eng.)
SVP, R&D and Technology

Joined the company in 1997
Member of the Group Management Team since 2012
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

VP, Product Development, Finnish and German units, Exel Composites Plc

Areas of responsibility

  • Group-wide development of products, product platforms and product technology and tooling
  • Leading, coordinating and developing product development activities in the Group
  • Leading R&D and IPR management activities

Born 1970, M.Sc. (Eng.)
SVP, Sales & Marketing

Joined Exel Composites in 2018
Member of the Group Management Team since 2018
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

Global Sales Director, Ensto Oy
VP, Solutions and After-market services, Danfoss A/S (Vacon Oyj)
VP, Sales in Middle East, India, South East Asia and Pacific, Vacon Oyj
Marketing Director Renewable energy, Vacon Oyj
Sales and product management roles, Vaisala Oyj
Area Manager, Drives Sales in Europe, ABB Drives

Areas of responsibility

  • Sales and marketing
  • Sales management
  • Leading sales organization
  • Optimization of Sales channels
  • Creating sales and marketing strategies
  • Product management – Product Sales – Product Strategies

Born 1966, LL.M
SVP, People & Culture

Joined the company in 2023
Member of the Group Management Team since 2023
Finnish citizen

Previous main positions

HR Director, Nanoform Finland Plc
HR Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy
SVP, Administration, Finnvera Oyj
Director, Legal & HR, Partner, Evli

Areas of responsibility

  • People aspects in strategy development and execution
  • Talent development
  • Leadership development
  • Culture

Duties of the President and CEO and the Group Management Team

The President and CEO is appointed by the Board to run the Company on a day-to-day basis in compliance with existing laws and regulations, as well as instructions and decisions given by the Board. Since duties of the Board include supervision of the managing director, Exel Composites’ President and CEO shall not be elected as member of the Board. The areas of responsibility of the President and CEO include, in addition to the above mentioned legal requirements, and implementing the Board’s decisions, specifically also securing growth of the business, acquisitions and strategic projects, the increase in shareholder value, profitability and efficiency of operations, and investments within the limits defined by the Board.

The Board of Directors has adopted Rules of Procedure for the Managing Director containing guidelines and instructions regarding the Company’s day-to-day management.

The President is supported by the Group Management Team and is also a member of it. The Group Management Team includes, in addition to President and CEO, CFO, SVP R&D and Technology, SVP Sales and Marketing, SVP Operations and SVP Business Unit Manager, Belgium. President and CEO makes a proposal for the Group Management Team members and the Board of Directors approves the final composition of the Team. President and CEO also directs the Group Management Team’s activities. The Group Management Team meets ten to twelve times a year in regular monthly management meetings. Its duties include, in addition to daily running of the business and development of all areas of the business, also drawing up business and strategic plans and implementing them.

President and CEO presents the remuneration of the other members of the Group Management Team to the Board, which makes the decision on the remuneration.

Exel Composites’ Board of Directors has approved the principles of a performance-based bonus system for the Group’s top management.