The Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for corporate governance and the appropriate conduct of ordinary activities. The Board holds the general juridical power in company-related issues that do not belong to the scope of power of other corporate governance bodies as stipulated in applicable laws and 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 working order.

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
Chairman of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1948

Education

Master of Science (Engineering)

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
Vice Chairman of the Board: Tikkurila Oyj
Member of the Board: Efla Oy, Kuusakoski Group Oy and Staffpoint Holding Oy

Deputy Chairman

Raimo Lind

Raimo Lind
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2014
Independent of the company
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Year of Birth

1953

Education

Master of Science (Economics)

Key experience

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

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Elisa Plc, Evac Group Oy and Nest Capital
Member of the Board: HiQ AB

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

Position

President and CEO, Hemmings Oy Ab

Key experience

2008 - 2016 President and CEO, Patria Group
2004 - 2008 President and CEO, Fiskars Plc
2001 - 2004 President and CEO, SRV Plc
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 and Chairman of Audit Committee: Detection Technology Oyj

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 Economics 

Position

CEO, Finnkino Oy

Key experience

2015 – 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

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: Forum Cinemas SIA and Forum Cinemas UAB

Member of the Board: Service Sector Employers PALTA and the

Finnish Chamber of Films

Member of the Supervisory Board: Forum Cinemas AS

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 Economics

Position

Co-Founder and Chairman, Pivot5 Oy

Key experience

2008 - Co-Founder and Chairwoman, KoppiCatch Oy
2006 - 2008 CEO, Playforia Oy
2005 - 2006 Director, Nokia Plc
2001 - 2005 VP Sales and Marketing, Digia Plc 
1996 - 2001 Investment Manager, Sonera Corporation

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Board: KoppiCatch Oy 
Member of the Board: Fiskars Holding Oyj, KMX Holding Oy and YIT Oyj

Board member

George Rietbergen

George Rietbergen
History in the company

Member of the Board since 2017
Independent of the company
Member of the Audit Committee

Year of Birth

1964

Education

Master, Business Administration

Position

Partner of 5Square Committed Capital

Key experience

2016 Advisor to the board, Nokian Tyres plc
2015-2016 COO Arriva Netherlands
2013-2015 Group Managing Director, DACH Goodyear Dunlop Tyres
2012-2013 Vice President Commercial EMEA Goodyear Dunlop Tyres
2009-2012 Group Managing Director UK & Ireland Goodyear Dunlop Tyres 
2004-2009 Gen. Manager BeNeLux Goodyear Dunlop Tyres
2001-2004 Director Retail EMEA Goodyear Dunlop Tyres

Positions of trust

Non-executive Board Member Stadium Connected B.V

The Board of Directors in 2017
The Annual General Meeting hold in April 10, 2017 decided that current members Heikki Allonen, Tapio Kuula, Raimo Lind, Veronica Lindholm, Inka Mero and Petteri Walldén will continue in the Board of Directors. New member was chosen to the Board: Mr. George Rietbergen. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the next Annual General Meeting in 2018. After the Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors held an organisational meeting in which Petteri Walldén was elected Chairman of the Board and Tapio Kuula was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board. The Board elected Tapio Kuula (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 George Rietbergen as members of the Audit Committee.

November 14, 2017: The following changes have been made to Nokian Tyres plc’s Board of Directors due to the passing of Deputy Chairman Tapio Kuula. Nokian Tyres’ Board of Directors continues with six members until the next Annual General meeting that will be held on April 10, 2018. The current members of the Board of Directors are Petteri Walldén (Chairman), Heikki Allonen, Raimo Lind, Veronica Lindholm, Inka Mero and George Rietbergen. For the remaining term of office, Nokian Tyres’ Board of Directors has elected, from among its members, Raimo Lind as its new Deputy Chairman of the Board and Petteri Walldén (Chairman), Raimo Lind and Veronica Lindholm as members of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee. Raimo Lind (Chairman), Heikki Allonen, Inka Mero and George Rietbergen continue as members of the Audit Committee.