Board of Directors

Under the Finnish Companies Act, the Board of Directors is responsible for the administration of the company and the appropriate arrangement of its operations. In addition, the Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that supervision of the Company’s accounting and asset management is appropriately arranged. The duties of the Board of Directors also include deciding on the Company’s strategy, adopting action plans and budgets, and handling and approving the interim report, financial statements and annual report.

Rules of procedure of the Board of Directors
→ Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Name Born Title Board Member since

Peter Fagernäs

1952

Chairman

2007

Juha Laaksonen 1952 Vice Chairman 2013
Esa Kiiskinen 1963 Member of the board 2014

Vesa Puttonen

1966

Member of the board

2013

Hanna Maria Sievinen 1972 Member of the board 2016
Tuomas Syrjänen 1976 Member of the board 2017

 

Peter Fagernäs, Chairman

Main occupation: Hermitage Ltd, Chairman of the Board
Education: LL.M.

Key work experience:
Pohjola Group Plc, Chairman of the Board 2001–2003
Conventum Ltd/Plc, CEO 1996–1999, Chairman of the Board 1999–2002
Merita Bank Ltd, Member of the Management Board 1995–1996
Prospectus Ltd, CEO 1993–1995
Kansallis-Osake-Pankki, 1977–1993

Other positions of trust:
Oy Hermitage Ab, Chairman of the Board 2003–
Hermitage Ltd, Chairman 2003–
Amanda Capital Plc, Member of the Board 2007–2011
Winpak Plc, Member of the Board 2006–2011
AS Trigon Capital, Member of the Supervisory Board 2004–2016
Fortum Corporation, Chairman of the Board 2004–2009

Juha Laaksonen, Vice Chairman

Main occupation: Professional Board Member
Education: BA

Key work experience: Fortum Corporation, several management positions (finally Chief Financial Officer)

1979–2012

Other positions of trust:
Technopolis Plc, Chairman of the Board 2017-
Technopolis Plc, Member of the Board 2016-2017
TGC-10, Member of the Board 2008–2012
Kemira Plc, Member of the Board 2007–2017
SATO Plc, Chairman of the Board 2007–2014
Neste Oil Plc, Member of the Board 2005–2007
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board 2004–2010

Esa Kiiskinen, Member of the Board

Main occupation: Entrepreneur in K-Citymarket Sello, Espoo
Education: Graduate in Business

Key work experience:
K Group retailer, Saija ja Esa Kiiskinen Oy
K-citymarket Sello, Espoo 1 March 2013–
K-supermarket Kontumarket, Helsinki 1996–2013
K-Pirkanpoika, Pirkkala 1994-1996
K-lähikauppa Herkkusuu, Tampere 1991-1994

Other positions of trust:
Kesko Oyj, Chairman of the Board 2012-
Kesko Oyj, Member of the Board 2009-2012
Confederation of Finnish Industries, Chairman of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs 2012- 
Confederation of Finnish Industries, Chairman of the Board 2012-
Kaupan Liitto, Member of the Board 2008-2012
Perheyritysten liitto, Member of the Board 2011-2012
K-kauppiasliitto ry, Chairman of the Board 2008-2012
Saija ja Esa Kiiskinen Oy, Chairman of the Board 1995-

Vesa Puttonen, Member of the Board

Main occupation: Professor of Finance, Aalto University, School of Business
Education: D.Sc.(Econ.)

Key work experience:
Aalto University, School of Business, Professor of Finance 2001–
Conventum Fund Management Ltd, Managing Director 1999–2001
HEX Helsinki Exchanges, Senior Vice President 1998–1999
Helsinki School of Economics, Assistant Professor and Researcher 1993–1998

Other positions of trust:
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation, Member of the Board 2012–
Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion, Member of the Board 2011–
Rocla Plc, Member of the Board (Chairman of the Board 2008) 2007–
State Pension Fund, Member of the Investment Committee 2003–
SM-Liiga Oy, Member of the Board, 2012–2016
OP Group Research Foundation, Member of the Board 2012–2015
Taaleri Wealth Management Ltd, Chairman of the Board 2010–2013
Oras Invest Ltd, Member of the Board 2003–2017
Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Member of the Research Council 2005–2010
Sampo Fund Management Ltd, Member of the Board 2008–2009
Orion Plc, Member of the Board, 2004–2009
Privanet Capital Plc, Member of the Board 2006–2008
Arvo Asset Management Ltd, Chairman of the Board2005–2008
Pension Fund of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland, Member of the Investment Committee 2002–2008
Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA), Member of the Investment Committee 2004

Hanna Maria Sievinen, Member of the Board

Main occupation: Independent Advisor, since 2014
Education: M.Sc.(Econ.), MA in International Business

Key work experience:
Independent Advisor, since 2014
A number of management positions in Finland, India and Germany, Nokia 2000–2014
Scandinavia Enskilda Banken, 1999–2000
Investment Banking & Corporate Finance, Enskilda Securities, 1997–1999

Other positions of trust:
PrivacyAnt Oy, Member of the board 2017-
Veikkaus Oy, Member of the board 2017-
Cinia Oy, Member of the Board 2015-
Light Cognitive Oy, Member of the Board 2015-
Suomen Rahapaja Oy, Chairman of the Board 2015-2018
Suomen Rahapaja Oy, Member of the Board 2012-2015
FRV Oy, Member of the Board 2015-2017
Koskisen Oy, Member of the Board 2015-

Tuomas Syrjänen, Member of the Board

Main occupation: Founding member, Futurice Oy
Education: Helsinki University of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Master of Science

Key work experience:
Futurice Oy, CEO 2008-2018
Futurice Oy, Head of Business Unit 2003-2008
Futurice Oy, Partner; Business Development 2001-2002
Helsinki University of Technology, Electronics Production Technology (Espoo, Finland), 1999–2000

Other positions of trust:
Fira, Member of the board 2015-
Valtion kehitysyhtiö Vake Oy, Member of the Board 2018-
Aito Intelligence Oy, Member of the Board 2018-
Futurice Oy, Member of the Board 2018-