How we operate

Metso's management and our integrated operating model

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Our integrated operating model

Governing bodies of Metso

Metso’s supreme decision-making body is the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The Board of Directors (Board) and the President and CEO are responsible for the management of Metso. Other Metso executives have an assisting and supporting role. The Board seeks to ensure the compliance of good corporate governance principles within Metso.

President and CEO

The President and CEO manages Metso’s operations in accordance with the Finnish Companies Act, corporate governance rules and the instructions given by the Board. The President and CEO is appointed – and, if necessary, dismissed – by the Board, and he reports to the Board about, e.g., Metso’s financial situation, business environment and other significant issues. The President and CEO prepares the matters on the agenda of the Board and its committees and implements their decisions. Additionally, the President and CEO acts as Chairman of the Metso Executive Team (MET).

Metso Executive Team (MET)

The President and CEO and other members appointed by the Board on the President and CEO’s proposal constitute the Metso Executive Team. The MET assists the President and CEO in the preparation of matters, such as business plans, strategy, policies and other matters of joint importance.

Business area management

The heads of the business areas report to Metso’s President and CEO and provide him with information about their respective business’s financial development and position, operational performance, operating environment development, customers and competitive situation. They are also responsible for the development of business line operations and strategy, for implementing Metso’s plans, strategies and operating policies within the business lines, and for collaboration between the business lines.

Subsidiary boards

The subsidiary boards ensure that operations in all Metso companies are managed in accordance with prevailing laws, regulations and operating policies. Metso’s President and CEO, as Chairman, and two to four other members appointed by the President and CEO, generally from the Metso Executive Team, constitute the boards of the major subsidiaries. The President and CEO decides on the possible additional responsibilities of the boards of holding and other similar companies belonging to the Metso Group.

Metso operates in over 50 countries on six continents

For more information about our global presence, please visit our Annual Report.