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The Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for corporate governance and the appropriate conduct of ordinary activities pursuant to the Limited Liability Companies Act and other regulations. The Board holds the general authority in company-related issues, unless other company bodies have the authority under the applicable legislation or the Articles of Association. The policies and key tasks of the Board are defined in the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Articles of Association, and the Board’s rules of procedure.

Details 
Diversity policy for the Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Petteri Walldén

Petteri Walldén
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2005
Independent of the company 
Member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1948

Education

Master of Science (Technology)

Position

CEO, Wapiti Oy

Key experience

2007–2010 President and CEO, Alteams Oy
2001–2005 President and CEO, Onninen Oy
1996–2001 President and CEO, Ensto Oy
1990–1996 President and CEO, Nokia Kaapeli Oy 
1987–1990 President and CEO, Sako Oy

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Savonlinna Opera Festival 
Deputy Chairman of the Board: Tikkurila Oyj
Member of the Board: Alteams and Componenta Corporation

Deputy Chairman

Kari Jordan

Kari Jordan
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2018
Independent of the company
Chairman of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1956

Education

Master of Science (Economics), Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Position

Chairman of the Board, Outokumpu Oyj

Key experience

2006–2018 President and CEO, Metsä Group
2004–2017 CEO, Metsäliitto Cooperative
1981–2004 Several management positions in the banking and financial sector at Citibank, OKO bank, KOP bank and Nordea Group

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Outokumpu Oyj
Vice Chairman of the Board: Nordea Bank Abp

Board member

Heikki Allonen

Heikki Allonen
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2016
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1954

Education

Master of Science (Technology)

Position

President and CEO, Hemmings Oy Ab

Key experience

2016–President and CEO, Hemmings Oy Ab
2008–2016 President and CEO, Patria Oyj
2004–2008 President and CEO, Fiskars Oyj
2001–2004 President and CEO, SRV Oyj
1992–2001 Member of the Board of Management, Wärtsilä Corporation (Metra Oy Ab)
1991–1992 VP, Corporate Development and Planning, Metra Oy Ab
1986–1991 VP, Corporate Development and Planning, Oy Lohja Ab

Positions of trust

Vice Chairman of the Board: VR Group Oy
Member of the Board: Detection Technology Plc and Savox Oy Ab

Board member

Raimo Lind

Raimo Lind
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2014
Independent of the company
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1953

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

Professional Board Member

Key experience

2005–2013 Senior Executive Vice President and deputy to the CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation
1998–2004 CFO, Wärtsilä Corporation
1992–1997 Coal division president, Service division president, CFO, Tamrock
1990–1991 Managing Director, Scantrailer Ajoneuvoteollisuus Oy
1976–1989  Service division, Vice president, Wärtsilä Singapore Ltd, MD, Diesel division, VP Group Controller, Wärtsilä

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Nest Capital
Member of the Board: Nordkalk Oy and HiQ AB

Board member

Veronica Lindholm

Veronica Lindholm
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2016
Independent of the company
Member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1970

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

Professional board member

Key experience

2015–2019 CEO, Finnkino Oy
2013–2015 CEO, Mondelez Finland
2009–2013 Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Walt Disney Company Nordic
2008–2009 Head of Digital Distribution EMEA, Walt Disney Studios
2000–2008 Marketing Director, Walt Disney International Nordic

Board member

Inka Mero

Inka Mero
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2014
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1976

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Position

Managing Partner & Founder, Voima Ventures VC Fund

Key experience

2019– Voima Ventures I & II VC Fund, Managing Partner &
Founder
2016–2019 Pivot5 Oy (Industryhack Oy), Co-founder and
Chairwoman
2008–KoppiCatch Oy, Co-founder and Chairwoman
2006–2008 Playforia Oy, CEO
2005–2006 Nokia Corporation, Director
2001–2005 Digia Plc, VP, Sales and Marketing
1996–2001 Sonera Corporation, Investment Manager

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: KoppiCatch Oy and Voima Ventures Oy
Member of the Board: Fiskars Corporation Plc, Dispelix Oy,
Infinited Fiber Company Oy, Elfys Oy, Tactotek Oy and
Klevu Oy

Board member

George Rietbergen

George Rietbergen
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2017
Independent of the company

Year of Birth

1964

Education

Master of Business Administration

Position

Partner, 5Square Committed Capital

Key experience

2017– 5Square Committed Capital, Partner
2016–2017 Nokian Tyres plc, Advisor to the Board
2015–2016 Arriva Netherlands, COO
2013–2015 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Group Managing Director,
DACH, Germany
2012–2013 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Vice President, Commercial
Tires, EMEA Belgium
2010–2012 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Group Managing Director,
UK & Ireland UK
2005–2010 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, General Manager, Benelux
Netherlands
2001–2005 Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, Director Retail and
E-Business EMEA, Netherlands
1999–2001 KLM Royal Airlines, Director of Ebusiness

Board member

Pekka Vauramo

Pekka Vauramo
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2018
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1957

Education

Master of Science (Technology)

Position

President and CEO, Metso Corporation

Key experience

2013–2018 President and CEO, Finnair Plc
2007–2013 Various management positions at Cargotec
1985–2007 Various management positions at Sandvik

Positions of trust

Member of the board: Boliden Group

The Board of Directors in 2019

After the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors held an organizing meeting in which Petteri Walldén was elected Chairman of the Board and Kari Jordan was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board. The Board elected Kari Jordan (Chairman), Veronica Lindholm and Petteri Walldén as members of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee. The Board elected Raimo Lind (Chairman), Heikki Allonen, Inka Mero and Pekka Vauramo as members of the Audit Committee. The Board assessed the independence of its members and concluded that all members are non-executive members independent of the Company and its major shareholders.