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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matti Kahkonen

64 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Vanacker

53 2018 President and Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Executive Committee

Marco Wiren

54 2019 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Jyrki Maki-Kala

59 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and IT; Member of the Executive Committee

Panu Kopra

48 2017 Executive Vice President, Marketing & Services; Member of the Executive Committee

Mercedes Alonso

2019 Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit, Member of the Executive Committee

Thorsten Lange

57 2020 Executive Vice President for Renewable Aviation, Member of the Executive Committee

Matti Lehmus

46 2019 Executive Vice President, Renewables Platform; Member of the Executive Committee

Carl Nyberg

41 2019 Executive Vice President, Renewable Road Transportation; Member of the Executive Committee

Marko Pekkola

51 2019 Executive Vice President, Oil Products; Member of the Executive Committee

Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson

54 2019 Senior Vice President, Human Resources, HSSEQ and Procurement; Member of the Executive Committee

Minna Aila

54 2020 Senior Vice President - Sustainability, Public Affairs, Communications and Brand Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee

Lars Lindfors

56 2019 Senior Vice President, Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee

Christian Stahlberg

46 2017 General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee

Sonat Burman-Olsson

62 2019 Independent Director

Martina Floel

60 2017 Independent Director

Jean-Baptiste Renard

59 2014 Independent Director

Jari Rosendal

55 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matti Kahkonen

Mr. Matti Kahkonen serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Senior Advisor, Metso Corporation 2017–2019. President and CEO, Metso Corporation 2011–2017. Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO, Metso Corporation 2010–2011. President, Mining and Construction Technology, Metso Corporation 2008–2011. President, Metso Minerals 2006–2008. President, Metso Automation, 2001–2006. President, Metso Automation, Field Systems Division, 1999–2001. Prior to year 1999, various managerial and development positions in Neles- Jamesbury and Rauma-Repola. Mr. Kähkönen also holds various positions of trust. He is a board member of The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (EVA/ETLA), Chair of the TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and Chair of the super advisory board of the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, among others. Chair of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

Peter Vanacker

Mr. Peter Vanacker serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 2018. Served as CEO and Managing Director, CABB Group GmbH 2015–2018 as well as CEO & Managing Director of Treofan 2012–2015. Worked as Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board of Bayer MaterialScience (today Covestro AG) 2004–2012 with responsibility of the global Polyurethanes business and as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer. Before that had several directorial and managerial positions in Belgium, Brazil, US and Germany at Bayer since 1990. Chair of the Advisory Board for the European Institute for Industrial Leadership.

Marco Wiren

Mr. Marco Wiren serves as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Independent Director of Neste Corporation since April 1, 2015. He is Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee. He holds Master of Science degree in Economics. He has been President, Wartsila Energy & Executive Vice President, Wartsila Corporation since October 2018. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wartsila Corporation 2013-2018. Previously, he served at SSAB as Executive Vice President and CFO 2008-2013; Vice President Business control 2007-2008; and at Eltel Networks as CFO and VP Business Development 2002-2007; and at NCC as VP Business Development and Group Controller 1995-2001. He has been Member of the Board of Management of Wartsila Corporation since 2013.

Jyrki Maki-Kala

Mr. Jyrki Maki-Kala serves as Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and IT; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 2013. Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and IT. Previously responsible for the Group’s strategy, financial management, investor relations, and risk management. Served in various business and corporate financial positions at Kemira 2005–2013. Previously worked for Finnish Chemicals. Member of the Supervisory Board of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd.). Member of the Board of Directors of Nynas AB.

Panu Kopra

Mr. Panu Kopra serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Services; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 1996. Responsible for the Marketing & Services business unit. Previously served as Vice President in Oil Retail Sales in Finland and Baltic Rim 2014–2015, Vice President in Oil Retail Russia and Baltic Rim 2010–2014, General Manager in St. Petersburg Russia (2009), Business Development Manager in Renewable Products 2007–2008, Sales Director (2006), General Manager in Latvia 2003–2005 and in several other positions in the company. Board member of East Office as of 2016.

Mercedes Alonso

Ms. Mercedes Alonso serves as Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in September 2019. Responsible for the Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit. Previously served as Marketing Director Advanced Polymer Solutions in LyondellBasell (2019), Managing Director Eng. Composites Europe 2016–2019, and Global Director Corporate Marketing in a Schulman Inc. 2013– 2016, as well as Business Excellence Leader, Advanced Materials in Dow Europe GmbH 2010–2013.

Thorsten Lange

Mr. Thorsten Lange serves as Executive Vice President for Renewable Aviation, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He holds M.Sc. Banking and Auditing (1991). He has recently been Head of Fuel Procurement (global) at Lufthansa Group. Nefore that, he worked at FUCHS DEA Schmierstoffe GmbH&Co KG and DEA Mineraloel AG. He has been Member of the IATA Fuel Working Group since 2006 and Member of the Star Alliance Fuel Advisory Group since 2004. Previously, he was Chairman of the IATA Commercial Fuel Group (2014 – 2016).

Matti Lehmus

Mr. Matti Lehmus serves as Executive Vice President, Renewables Platform; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 1997. Executive Vice President of Renewables Platform. Previously responsible for the Oil Products business area. Has also served as Executive Vice President of the Oil Products and Renewables business area 2011–2014, Executive Vice President of the Oil Products business area 2009–2010, Vice President of the Base Oils business in the Specialty Products Division 2007–2009, Vice President of Oil Refining Business Development (2007) and Gasoline Exports and Trading Manager 2004–2007 in the Oil Refining Division. Chairman of the Board of the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. Member of the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

Carl Nyberg

Mr. Carl Nyberg serves as Executive Vice President, Renewable Road Transportation; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 2005. Responsible for the Renewable Road Transportation business unit. Responsible for the Renewable Products business area in 2019 from February to May (acting). Served in various positions at Neste, most recently as Vice President of Sales Scandinavia of the Renewable Products business area 2016–2019 and Vice President, Supply, Oil Products at Neste Geneva 2014–2016. Managing Director of Neste AB 2017–2019.

Marko Pekkola

Mr. Marko Pekkola serves as Executive Vice President, Oil Products; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 2018. Responsible for the Oil Products business unit. Previously served as Vice President, Production 2018–2019. Before joining Neste, held many leading positions in Stora Enso Oyj and M-real Oyj.

Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson

Ms. Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, HSSEQ and Procurement; Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 1990. Senior Vice President of Human Resources, HSSEQ and Procurement. Previously responsible for the Group’s Human Resources and Safety corporate functions. Served as Vice President, Human Resources at Oil Refining (2004–2005) and Laboratory and Research Manager at the Technology Center (1998–2004). Member of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom-Munksjö, LUKE (Natural Resources Institute Finland) and Nynas AB.

Minna Aila

Ms. Minna Aila has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Sustainability, Public Affairs, Communications and Brand Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company effective April 2020. She has been Non-Executive Directorships Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Chair, EU and Trade Policy Committee (2018 -), Business at OECD Trade Committee Vice Chair (2019 -), Finland-China Trade Association Board Member (2016 -), National Defense Course Association Board Member (2016 -), The Children & Youth Foundation Board Member (2017 -2019), Finnish Chamber Orchestra Board Member (2016 - 2018), FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network Member of the Board (2013-14); Chair of the Board (2014-16); Chair of the Nomination Committee (2016 -18).

Lars Lindfors

Mr. Lars Peter Lindfors serves as Senior Vice President, Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Joined the company in 2007. Senior Vice President of Innovation. Previously responsible for Research & Development, Investment Management, Information Technology, Procurement, and Business Processes. Served previously as Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy 2009–2012, Vice President for the company’s Research and Technology unit 2007–2009, Member of the Executive Committee of the Perstorp Group 2001–2007 as Executive Vice President, Renewal and Development and prior to that at Neste as R&D Manager and various other positions 1989–2001. Member of the Board of the Fortum Foundation and Tikkurila Oyj.

Christian Stahlberg

Mr. Christian Stahlberg serves as General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is responsible for the Group’s legal affairs. He is also Secretary to the Neste Executive Board, the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, the Shareholders’ Nomination Board and to the Stakeholder Advisory Panel. He served previously as General Counsel of Rettig Group Ltd 2015–2017, Director, Legal in Pohjola Bank plc 2011–2014, Senior Legal Counsel in Neste Oil Corporation 2007–2011 and Senior Associate in Roschier Attorneys Ltd 1998–2007. He holds Master of Laws degree.

Sonat Burman-Olsson

Ms. Sonat Burman-Olsson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Vice President Electrolux New Markets. Prior to year 1995 Directoral positions within Siemens and BP. Member of the Board of ICC – International Chamber of Commerce, 2016–2018 and Swedish Trade Federation, 2014–2017. Chairman of the Swedish Food Retailers Association, 2014–2017. Member of the Board of Swedish National Pension fund, 2008–2016 and ICA Bank & RIMI Baltic, 2007–2014, iZettle 2018. Member of the Board of Directors of Lindab 2011–. Member of the Board of Directors of Postnord 2018– and Member of the Board of Directors of Lantmannen 2018–. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.

Martina Floel

Dr. Martina Floel Ph,D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. CEO of Oxea 2007–2016. Managing Director and EVP, Europe of European Oxo in 2003–2007. Vice President Oxo Chemicals, Celanese Chemicals 2000–2003. Plant Manager Böhlen, Celanese Chemicals 1998–2000. Prior to year 1998, various managerial and directorial positions in the Hoechst Group. Member of the Sasol Board of Directors since January 2018. Member of Carl Bechem Board of Directors since January 2019. Member of Neste’s Audit Committee.

Jean-Baptiste Renard

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Renard serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Founder and CEO, 2PR Consulting, independent energy expert and consultant. Several positions at BP 1986– 2010; Regional Group Vice President for Europe and Southern Africa BP Plc 2006–2010, Group Vice President, Business Marketing and New Markets, and member of Downstream Executive Committee BP Plc 2003–2006. Non-Executive Director of Masana Petroleum Solutions (South-Africa); Supervisory Board Member of IFP Training (France); Non-Executive Director of CLH (Spain); pro bono consulting for social entrepreneurs; Supervisory Board member of Vendredi; Supervisory Board Member of Entreprendre&+; Advisory Board Member of IFP School. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.

Jari Rosendal

Mr. Jari Rosendal serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and CEO at Kemira since 2014. He is President and CEO at Kemira since 2014. Various divisional President and Directorial positions, including as Member of the Executive Board, at Outotec Oyj in 2001–2014. Various managerial and expert positions in the Outokumpu Group in Finland and the United States 1989–2001. Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Uponor Oyj, 2012–2018. Member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and Chairman of the Board of Directors 2017–2018 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 2019–, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. Member of the Board of Directors, CEFIC, 2014–. Member of the Board of Directors, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), 2017–2018. Member of the Board of Directors, 2011– and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 2017–. Member of the Board, TT fund of the Confederation of Finnish Industries starting in 2020. Member of Neste’s Personnel and Remuneration Committee.