Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team is chaired by the CEO of Anora and comprises other senior management appointed by the Board of Directors. On this page you can find the resumes of the members of Executive Management Team.

Read more about the role of the Executive Management Team on our Governance pages.

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Jacek Pastuszka


b. 1963, M. Sc. in Economy

Main work experience: Joined Anora 25 October 2023 as CEO and member of Anora's Executive Management Team. Before joining Anora, Jacek served as Executive Vice President Western Europe at Carlsberg and a member of Carlsberg Group's Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was also the CEO of Ringnes in Norway and held several other leadership positions at Carlsberg, AIG, Danone and Procter & Gamble. Visit Jacek's LinkediIn profile >

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Sigmund Toth


b. 1976, Master, Business Administration (Diplôme ESSEC)

Main work experience: CFO and interim CEO of Arcus, joined Arcus in 2015.

Previously he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and held several positions within Finance & Accounting at Procter & Gamble.

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Janne Halttunen

SVP, Wine

b. 1970, M. Sc. Business Administration

Main work experience: SVP, Scandinavia at Altia since 2017, member of Altia’s Executive Management Team since 2015, joined Altia in 2009.

He joined Altia in 2009 as the Managing Director of Oy Wennerco Ab. Previously, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Partner Business and Export; as the Director, Business Development; Managing Director, Partner Brands, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Craft & Cask Ltd. In addition, he has held several managerial positions at British American Tobacco in Switzerland, Spain and the UK. Visit Janne's LinkedIn profile >

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Kirsi Puntila

SVP, Spirits

Twitter: @KirsiPuntila

b. 1970, M.Sc. in Economics Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Main work experience: SVP, International at Anora between 2021-2022, SVP Marketing at Altia since 2016, member of Altia’s Executive Management Team since 2016, joined Altia in 2014.

Previously, she served as the Spirits Category Director of Altia and the Marketing Director, Altia Brands, based in Stockholm. She has also served as the Global Marketing Manager (Absolut Flavors and Kahlua) of The Absolut Company (Pernod Ricard S.A).

Key positions of trust: Board member of Neova Oy Visit Kirsi's LinkedIn profile >

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Risto Gaggl

SVP, Anora Industrial

b. 1968, Master’s degree in production technology

Main work experience: Joined Anora in October 2023, member of the Executive Management Team since 1 January 2024.

Previously, Risto worked as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Fiskars Group for over 10 years. Before Fiskars, he held several international positions at Elcoteq, the latest of which was Vice President, Business Excellence.

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Mikkel Pilemand

Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

Responsibilities include M&A.

b. 1971, M. Sc. in International Business

Main work experience Joined Anora in May 2023, member of the Executive Management Team since 2023. Before joining Anora, served as Chief Commercial Officer at Denmark’s biggest online supermarket, the grocery retailer nemlig.com. His main work experience before that includes senior commercial and brand positions in international companies like Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Carlsberg.

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Johanna Sundén

Chief HR Officer (CHRO)

b. 1973, Master’s degree in Communication

Main work experience: Joined Anora in January 2024, member of Anora’s Executive Management Team since 1 January 2024.

Johanna has extensive experience from leading international HR teams through acquisitions, mergers and integrations. Further on she has worked considerably with leadership and team development in a multinational setting. She has an HR and Communications background, and held senior HR positions in Orkla Health, Wilh. Wilhelmsen, a comprehensive global maritime group, and in Lindorff.

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The shareholdings of the Executive Management Team and the Board of Directors at year-end are published once a year as part of the Corporate Governance Statement and on our website.