Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for ensuring that the Amer Sports Corporation strategy is implemented consistently across all operating segments and business units. Other executives participate in the meetings as necessary.

The Amer Sports Executive Board comprises of the CFO, the Chief Commercial Officer, the Chief Digital Officer, the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Presidents of operating segments and the most important business areas. The Presidents of the operating segments and business areas serve as the brand and/or operating segment representatives at the Executive Board.

Heikki Takala
President and CEO of Amer Sports

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  • Born 1966
  • Finnish nationality
  • Executive Board member since 2010

Career

  • Amer Sports, President and CEO since 2010
  • Procter&Gamble, several leadership positions in brand management, marketing, sales and commercial strategy at country, region and global level, 1992-2010

Education

  • Master of Science degree in International Business, Helsinki School of Economics and ESADE (Barcelona)

Rob Barker
President of Fitness

Born 1966, British nationality
Executive Board member since 2013
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Career

  • Amer Sports, President of Fitness (Precor) since 2013
  • Precor, Inc., Vice President, EMEA and Asia Pacific, 2008-2013
  • Amer Sports, Regional Commercial Director, EMEA, Fitness, 2003-2008
  • Precor Products Ltd., European Commercial Director, 2001-2003
  • FitLinxx, European Commercial Director, 2001
  • Precor Products Ltd, Sales and Marketing Manager, UK, 1995-2000

Education

  • Diploma in marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom
  • BSc (Hons) in sports science and business administration, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Michael Dowse
President of Ball Sports

Born 1966, American nationality
Executive Board member since 2010
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Career

  • Amer Sports, President, Ball Sports (Wilson Sporting Goods, DeMarini, ATEC, Louisville Slugger) since 2013
  • Amer Sports, General Manager, Americas, 2010-2013
  • Amer Sports, President & GM, Winter and Outdoor Americas, 2006-2010
  • Suunto, Vice President, North America, 2004-2006
  • Nike Inc, Director of Tennis Footwear, 2002-2004
  • Wilson Sporting Goods, various positions in Chicago, Atlanta, Germany

Education

  • B.B.A Marketing and Management, University of Portland, USA

Sebastian Lund
Chief Human Resources Officer

Born 1970, Finnish nationality
Executive Board member since 2016

Career 

  • Procter & Gamble, several HR leadership positions at country, regional and global level, with a career start in Marketing; 1996-2015
  • 20 years of international experience based in the United States, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland

Education

  • Master of Science degree in International Business; Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland

Bernard Millaud
President of Cycling

Born 1958, French nationality
Executive Board member since 2009
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Career

  • Amer Sports, President of Cycling (Mavic) since 2009
  • Salomon SAS, President of Cycling (Mavic) and President of Winter Sports (Salomon), 2007–2009
  • Mavic, General Manager, 2002-2007
  • Salomon, Winter Sports General Manager, 1998-2002.
  • Salomon, various positions in Salomon Winter Sport, 1988-1998
  • Renault, automotive industry, various positions at Renault and its affiliate SNR Bearings, 1981-1988

Education

  • Ecole Polytechnique, France 1978

Heikki Norta
President, Connected Devices and Digital Services

Born 1967, Finnish nationality
Executive Board member since 2015
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Career

  • Amer Sports, President, Connected Devices and Digital Services since 2016
  • Amer Sports, Chief Digital Officer and President, Connected Devices and Digital Services, 2015-2016
  • Partner and General Manager Surface, Microsoft, 2014-2015
  • Vice President & General Manager, Connected Devices unit, Nokia, 2011-2014
  • Various leadership positions at Nokia Mobile Phones, 2000-2011
  • Various management positions at Nokia Mobile Phones, 1992-2000

Education

  • M.Sc., Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

Jean-Marc Pambet
President of Footwear

Born 1959, French nationality
Executive Board member since 2009
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Career

  • Amer Sports, President of Footwear and President of Salomon since 2010
  • Amer Sports, President of Apparel and Footwear, 2007-2009
  • Salomon, General Manager Apparel & Footwear, 2002-2007
  • Salomon, General Manager EMEA, 1996-2001
  • Salomon, Country Manager France, 1990-1995
  • Salomon, various positions, 1985-1989
  • Eurequip Paris, consulting, 1983-1985

Positions of trust

  • Vice President of European Outdoor Group (EOG) since 2016 and Board member since 2009
  • Vice President of Outdoor Sports Valley since 2011

Education

  • Ecole HEC Paris, France, 1982

Michael Schineis
President of Winter Sports Equipment

Born 1958, German nationality
Executive Board member since 2002
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Career

  • Member of the ”Beirat für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Salzburg” and of the Advisory Board of Bulthaup GmbH & Co.KG
  • Amer Sports Winter Sports Equipment, President since 2007
  • Atomic Austria GmbH, President since 1996
  • Salomon Germany GmbH, General Manager, 1993-1996
  • Member of management team, CONTOP (advertising agency), 1989-1993

Education

  • MBA, PhD (Dr.rer.pol.), Augsburg, Germany

Jussi Siitonen
Chief Financial Officer

Born 1969, Finnish nationality
Executive Board member since 2011
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Career

  • Amer Sports, CFO since 2011
  • Amer Sports, Senior Vice President, Finance, 2009-2010
  • Stora Enso Group, Senior Vice President and Group Controller, 2008-2009
  • Stora Enso Group, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, 2006-2008
  • Stora Enso Group, several leadership positions in finance, controlling and project management, 1992-2006

Education

  • M.Sc.(Econ.), Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Michael White
Chief Commercial Officer, Global Go to Market

Born 1964, British nationality
Executive Board member since 2010
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Career

  • Amer Sports, Chief Commercial Officer, Global Go to Market since 2016
  • Amer Sports, Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager, EMEA and Americas, May -November 2016
  • Amer Sports, Chief Sales Officer and General Manager, EMEA and Americas 2013-2016
  • Amer Sports, General Manager, EMEA 2010-2013; General Manager, Europe 2008-2009; General Manager, UK & Ireland 2005-2008
  • Office Depot, General Manager, France, 2000-2004
  • ICI Paints, General Manager, France, 1997-2000
  • French Connection, General Manager, France 1995-1997, Commercial Director, France 1993-1995
  • Coats Viyella, Sales & Marketing Manager, Ecuador 1992–1993, Marketing Executive, Europe 1990-1991, Management Trainee 1988-1990

Education

  • MA (Hons), University of St Andrews, United Kingdom