Kaisa Hietala

Independent Non-Executive Director, MPhil, MS

Kaisa Hietala
Kaisa Hietala


1 March 2023

Committee membership

Sustainability Committee; Audit & Risk Committee

Skills and experience

Kaisa is an experienced executive with a strong track record of helping companies transform the challenges of environmental megatrends into business opportunities and growth. She began her career in upstream oil and gas exploration and, as Executive Vice President of Renewable Products at Neste Corporation, she played a central role in its commercial transformation into the world’s largest and most profitable producer of renewable products. She was formerly a Board member of Kemira Corporation (2016–21).

Current external appointments

Senior Independent Director of Smurfit Kappa Group plc since 2020, Non-Executive Director of Exxon Mobil Corporation since 2021, Chair of the Board of Tracegrow Ltd since 2019 and a member of the Supervisory Board of Oulu University.