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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors’ duties and responsibilities include drawing up of the Board of Directors’ report, interim reports and financial statements, ensuring the proper organization and surveillance of the accounting and asset management, the preparation of proposals for the General Meeting and the convocation of the General Meetings, the approval and confirmation of strategic guidelines and the principles of risk management, the ratification of annual budgets and plans the appointment of a full-time Chairman of the Board and a President & CEO, and decisions on the terms and conditions of their employment, decisions on the company’s corporate structure, decisions on major acquisitions and investments, and decisions on other matters falling under the Board’s responsibility by law. The Board of Directors has appointed two permanent committees consisting of its members: the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Compensation Committee.

The full-time Chairman of the Board of Directors of KONE Corporation is Antti Herlin. Jussi Herlin is the Vice Chairman of the Board. The other members of the Board are Matti Alahuhta, Susan Duinhoven, Iiris Herlin, Ravi Kant, Juhani Kaskeala and Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li.

Of the Board members, Matti Alahuhta, Susan Duinhoven, Iiris Herlin, Ravi Kant, Juhani Kaskeala and Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li are independent of the Corporation. With the exception of Antti Herlin, Iiris Herlin and Jussi Herlin, the other Board members are independent of the Corporation’s significant shareholders.

Annti Herlin

ANTTI HERLIN

Chairman of the Board

b. 1956, D.Sc. (Econ.) h.c., D.Arts h.c., D.Sc. (Tech) h.c.

Member of the Board since 1991. Has served as Chairman of the Board since 2003. Previously served as CEO of KONE Corporation 1996–2006 and as Deputy Chairman 1996–2003.
Current key positions of trust are Chairman of the Board of Security Trading Oy, Chairman of the Board of Holding Manutas Oy, Chairman of the Board of the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Sanoma Corporation.

Jussi Herlin

JUSSI HERLIN

Vice Chairman of the Board

b. 1984, M.Sc. (Econ)

Previously served as Senior Business Analyst and Strategy Development Manager at KONE Corporation 2016-2020, as Consultant at Accenture between 2012-2014 and as Deputy Member of the Board of KONE Corporation during the years 2007-2012.
Current key positions of trust are Member of the Board of Security Trading Oy, Member of the Board of Holding Manutas Oy, Member of the Board of the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, Member of the Board of Kaskas Media Oy and Member of the Board of Technology Industries of Finland.

Matti Alahuhta

MATTI ALAHUHTA

b. 1952, D. Sc. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Tech.) h.c.

Member of the Board since 2003.

Previously served as President of KONE Corporation since 2005, and President & CEO since 2006 to 2014, as Executive Vice President of Nokia Corporation 2004, as President of Nokia Mobile Phones 1998–2003 and as President of Nokia Telecommunications 1993–1998.
Current key positions of trust are Chairman of the Board of DevCo Partners Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Metso Outotec Corporation, Member of the Board of AB Volvo and Member of the Board of ABB Ltd.

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SUSAN DUINHOVEN

b. 1965, Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), B. Sc. (Physical Chemistry)

Member of the Board since 2020.

Serves as President and CEO of Sanoma Corporation since 2015. Previously served as CEO of Koninklijke Wegener N.V. 2013-2015, as CEO of Western Europe/CEO Netherlands at Thomas Cook Group Plc 2010-2013, as Managing Director of Benelux & New Acquisitions Europe at Reader's Digest 2008-2010, and as CEO at De Gule Sider A/S 2005-2007 and started her career at Unilever in 1988.

Iiris Herlin

IIRIS HERLIN

b. 1989, M.Soc.Sc.

Member of the Board since 2015.

Deputy Member of the Board between 2013 and 2014.
Current key positions of trust are Member of the Board of Security Trading Oy and Member of the Board of the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.

Ravi Kant

RAVI KANT

b. 1944, B.Tech. (Hons.), M.Sc., D.Sc. (Hon)

Member of the Board since 2014.

Previously served in different positions in Tata Motors since 1999, and as Managing Director and CEO from 2005 to 2009 and after that as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2014. Prior to that, he was Director, Consumer Electronics, Philips India; Director (Marketing), LML Ltd. and Vice President (Marketing), Titan Watches Ltd.
Current key positions of trust are Member of the Board of Hawkins Cookers Ltd, Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture India and Chairman of the Advisory Board of both MedTherapy India and Akhandjyoti Eye Hospital.

Juhani Kaskeala

JUHANI KASKEALA

b. 1946, Admiral

Member of the Board since 2009.

Managing Director of Admiral Consulting Oy since 2011. Previously served in the Finnish Defence Forces in several positions 1965-2009, last as Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces 2001-2009.
Current key positions of trust are Senior Advisor of Blic Oy and Member of the European Leadership Network.

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JENNIFER XIN-ZHE LI

b. 1967, MBA

Member of the Board since 2021.

Serves as General Partner of Changcheng Investments Partners (for private investment) since 2018. Previously served as CEO of Baidu Capital, China 2017-2018, CFO of Baidu, China 2008-2017 and in different positions in General Motors (GM) since 1994 (2005-2008 Controller, North American Operations, GMAC U.S., 2004-2005 CFO, GM China, 2001-2004 Controller and Treasurer, GM China, 1999-2001 Corporate Finance Member, GM Singapore, 1994-1999 Senior Financial analyst, both at GM U.S. and GM Canada).

Current key positions of trust are Member of the Board of ABB Ltd, Member of the Board of Philip Morris International Inc., U.S., Member of the Board of Flex Ltd, Singapore/U.S. and Member of the Board of HSBC Asia, Hong Kong.

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