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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 
Member 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: Componenta Corporation and Savonlinna Opera Festival
Vice Chairman of the Board: Tikkurila Oyj
Member of the Board: Efla Oy and Kuusakoski Group Oy

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

M.Sc (Economy), Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Key experience

2006–March 31, 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
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

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

Chairman of the Board: Robit Oyj
Vice Chairman of the Board: VR Group Oy
Member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee: Detection Technology Oyj
Member of the Board: 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)

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 and 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 Economics 

Position

CEO, Finnkino Oy

Key experience

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

Chairwoman and Partner, Industryhack 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: Industryhack Oy, KoppiCatch Oy and Pivot5 Oy
Member of the Board: Fiskars Oyj and YIT Oyj

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, 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, Goodyear Dunlop, DACH, Germany
2012–2013 Vice President, Goodyear Dunlop, Commercial Tires, EMEA Belgium
2010–2012 Group Managing Director, Goodyear Dunlop, UK & Ireland UK
2005–2010 General Manager, Goodyear Dunlop, Benelux Netherlands
2002–2005 Director, Goodyear Dunlop, Retail, EMEA Netherlands
2001–2002 Director, Goodyear Dunlop, E-Business and Retail Business, EMEA Netherlands
1999–2001 Director of Ebusiness, KLM Royal Airlines

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 (Mining)

Position

President and CEO, Finnair

Key experience

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 2018

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.