Members of the Board
Members of the Board during the term of office that started at the end of the annual general meeting in the financial year 2017 and will end at the end of the annual general meeting to be held in the financial year 2018 are presented below.
All members of the Board are independent of the company and all members of the Board, excluding Reima Rytsölä, are independent of significant shareholders.
Information on the holdings of the Board members until July 2, 2016 can be found on the page “Insider holdings”.
The Board comprises the following persons:
Mr. Juha Laaksonen, B.Sc. (Econ.), born in 1952, Chairman of the Board since 2017 and a member since 2016. He has last served Fortum Corporation as the Executive Vice President and CFO in 2000–2012. Juha Laaksonen is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caruna Networks Oy and member of the Board of Directors of Taaleritehdas Plc. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sponda Plc and Kemira Oyj. In addition, he holds positions of trust as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfred Kordelin Foundation and The Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations.
Mr. Jorma Haapamäki, M.Sc. (Civil Engineering), born 1948, Vice Chairman of the Board since 2014 and a member since 2013. He is a real estate and building trade specialist and was SRV Plc’s founding partner, director and member of the Board of Directors, with responsibility for, amongst other things, town planning, development and provision of real estate and project development services as well as key customer relationships, in addition to serving as a Board member. Previously, he has worked for Perusyhtymä Ltd as the Department Head and the City of Vantaa as the Project and Traffic Planning Manager. He has had several positions of trust and at present he is member of the Board of Directors of VVT Kiinteistösijoitus Ltd and Hotelli Katajanokka Ltd. In addition to these positions of trust, he has worked, amongst other roles, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers registered association and as a member of the Board of Directors of Destia Ltd, Renor Ltd and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce registered association.
Helena Liljedahl, BSc in Business and Administration, born 1969, Board member since 2017. She serves currently KF Fastigheter AB, a Swedish real estate development company and a subsidiary of KF Co-operative Union, as the Chief Executive Officer. She has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of KF Fastigheter Centrumhandel AB which owns and administers shopping centers and supermarket properties, Head of Commercial Development at IKEA Centers Russia, Deputy CEO at the development consultant company Centrumutveckling AB and Asset Manager at Alecta Investment Management AB, the largest mutual pension company in Sweden.
M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1966, Board member since 2014. He is the President and CEO of Lassila & Tikanoja Plc. He has previously held various positions at Kemira Plc, most recently as President of Municipal & Industrial Business and a member of the Management Board. In addition, he has worked for Nokia in various management duties in Finland and Hungary. Pekka Ojanpää is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Employers and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
Christine Rankin, BSc in Business Administration and Economics, APA, born 1964, Board member since 2017. She is the CFO of Cherry AB, a Swedish gaming company. She has previously served as Vice President, Finance at Serneke Group, Head of Corporate Control of Spotify and before that held several managerial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, as Partner, Head of Business Unit, Head of US Capital Markets Group and Head of Mobility.
M.Soc.Sc., CEFA, AMP, born 1969, Board member since 2015. He currently works for the Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company as the Chief Investment Officer. Previously, he has held the position of Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Banking and the Member of the Group Executive Committee at Pohjola Bank Plc, with group-level responsibility for major corporate and institutional customers, as well as other management and investment positions at Pohjola Bank Plc and its subsidiaries. Reima Rytsölä is a member of the Board of VVO Group Plc, HYY Group Ltd, HYY Ravintolat Oy and Oy Academica Hotels Ltd.