CEO and Deputy CEO

Fazer’s Board of Directors appoints and dismisses, if needed, the CEO, who is also the Group President. Under the requirements of the Finnish Companies Act, the CEO is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the company, in line with the instructions of the Board of Directors, and for ensuring that the company’s accounting is carried out in accordance with legal requirements and that the company’s financial management is handled appropriately. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and informs the Board of Fazer’s operating environment, e.g. customers, competition and market situation and Fazer’s financial position and development. The CEO is supported by the Group Management Team and the Deputy CEO, who is nominated by the Board of Directors when needed. Christoph Vitzthum is the CEO and President whereas Jouni Grönroos is the Deputy CEO.

Group Management Team

The Group Management Team consists of the CEO (Chairman), the Managing Directors (MD) of the Business Areas and Heads of certain Group functions. The duties of the Group Management Team are to support the CEO in his/her tasks and to draft propositions to the Board. The Group Management Team also e.g. coordinates operations across the Group and secures efficient operations on Group level. The current Group Management Team comprises Christoph Vitzthum (CEO & President, Chairman), Andreas Berggren (MD Fazer Food Services), Nathalie Ahlström (MD Fazer Confectionery), Mats Liedholm (MD Fazer Lifestyle Foods), Jouni Grönroos (CFO & Deputy CEO), Sebastian Jägerhorn (EVP Legal & Compliance), Ulrika Romantschuk (EVP Communications & Branding) and Lara Saulo (EVP, People & Transformation).

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Christoph Vitzthum
b. 1969
Master of Economic Sciences
President and CEO, 
Fazer Group
Jouni Grönroos
b. 1965
Master of Economic Sciences
CFO and Deputy CEO, 
Fazer Group
Nathalie Ahlström
b. 1974
Master of Science (Technology) 
Managing Director, Fazer 
Confectionery and Executive Vice
President, Fazer Group
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Andreas Berggren
b. 1966
Master of Sciences
(Business and Economics)
Managing Director,
Fazer Food Services and
Executive Vice President,
Fazer Group
Sebastian Jägerhorn
b. 1969
Master of Laws
Master of Economic Sciences
Legal and Executive Vice President, 
Fazer Group
Mats Liedholm
b. 1965
Master of Sciences (Marketing and
International Business)
Managing Director,
Fazer Lifestyle Foods and
Executive Vice President,
Fazer Group
 
Ulrika Romantschuk
b. 1966
Bachelor of Political Science
Communications & Branding and
Executive Vice President, 
Fazer Group
Lara Saulo
b.1972
Master of Economic Sciences
People & Transformation and
Executive Vice President,
Fazer Group
 

Fazer Group also has a Fazer Leadership Team. In addition to the members of the Group Management Team, Fazer Leadership Team also includes the Managing Directors of: Fazer Bakery Baltics - Klavs Berzins, Fazer Bakery Finland – Markus Hellström, Fazer Bakery Russia - Vladimir Kalyavin, Fazer Bakery Sweden - Petri Kujala and Fazer Retail - Johan Rosenblom.