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Björn Wahlroos

Chair of the Board, born 1952

CV, 31 December 2021

Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 5 April 2001 and Chair of the Board since 7 April 2009.

CV, 31 December 2021


Hanken School of Economics

  • Ph.D. (Econ) 1979 
  • M.Sc. (Econ) 1975
  • B.Sc. (Econ) 1974


Sampo plc 

  • Group CEO and President 2001-2009
  • Member of the Sampo Group Executive Committee 2001-2009 

Mandatum Bank plc

  • Chairman and CEO 1998-2000 

Mandatum & Co Ltd

  • Vice Chairman and CEO 1997-1998
  • President and Senior Partner 1992-1997

Union Bank of Finland

  • Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee 1989-1992
  • Senior Vice President and Member of the Board of Management 1987-1988
  • First Vice President and Deputy Member of the Board of Management 1985-1987

Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences 1983-1984

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics 1980-1981

Hanken School of Economics

  • Professor of Economics 1979-1985
  • Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Finance 1974-1979

Positions of Trust

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

  • Chairman of the Board 2008-

The Mannerheim Foundation

  • Board Member 2007-

Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

  • Board Member 2005-

The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA

  • Board Member 2005-

Sampo plc

  • Board Member 2001-2009, Chair of the Board 2009-
  • Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee 2009 -

Mr. Wahlroos has been determined by Sampo’s Board of Directors to be independent of the company and of major shareholders under the rules on Finnish Corporate Governance Code.

Several other charitable institutions.


Nordea Bank Abp

  • Chairman of the Board 2011-2019
  • Vice Chairman of the Board 2009-2011
  • Board Member 2008-2009

Hanken School of Economics

  • Chairman of the Board 2009-2018

Sampo Bank plc

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors 2005-2007