Board of Directors
Finnvera’s Board of Directors consists of at least six members and at most nine members. The General Meeting elects the members for a term of one year at a time.
The Inspection Committee of the Board of Directors assists the Board in its supervisory tasks. The Board of Directors selects the Inspection Committee’s members and chairman from among the Board members, for a term of one year at a time. The Inspection Committee elected after the Annual General Meeting of 2014 consists of Kirsi Komi (Chair), Risto Paaermaa, Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen and Marianna Uotinen.
The Remuneration Committee assists Finnvera’s Board of Directors in managing issues pertaining to the appointment, terms of employment and salaries of senior executives, and the rewards and incentive systems applied to the management and personnel. The Board of Directors selects the Remuneration Committee’s members and chairman from among the Board members, for a term of one year at a time. The Remuneration Committee elected after the Annual General Meeting of 2014 consists of Markku Pohjola (Chair), Vesa Luhtanen and Pekka Timonen.
The fees paid to the members comply with the policy issued by the Government on fees paid to the administrative bodies of State-owned companies. The fees paid in 2014 totalled EUR 155,000.
(1948), B.Sc. (Econ.)
Markku Pohjola has been a member and Chairman of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 30 March 2012. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Tieto Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of Onvest Oy. Between 1972 and 2008, Pohjola held executive posts in Nordea and its predecessor banks, most recently as Deputy Group CEO and Country Senior Executive of Nordea in Finland.
First Vice Chairman
Pekka Timonen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013. He worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Helsinki in 1984–2001, served as a senior adviser in ownership steering affairs for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2001–2007, was Director General of the Ownership Steering Department at the Prime Minister's Office in 2007–2012 and has served as Director General of the Labour and Trade Department at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy since the start of 2013.
Second Vice Chairman
Marianna Uotinen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013. She has served as a Specialist Counsel for Financial Markets Regulation at the Ministry of Finance since 2007. In 1985–2001 she worked at Nordea and in 2001–2006 at Nokia Corporation, holding, among others, advisory and supervisory positions related to financing and securities markets.
Kirsi Komi has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013. She also has a seat on the Boards of the following companies: Metsä Board Corporation, Citycon Oyj, Martela Corporation, Patria Plc (Vice Chair), Docrates Ltd (Chair) and the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (Chair). In 1992–2010, Komi was employed by Nokia Corporation, first as a legal counsel, then as Vice President and Director, Legal Affairs at Nokia Networks, and most recently as Director of Legal Affairs and a member of the Executive Board at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Vesa Luhtanen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013. He also has a seat on the Boards of the following organisations: PHP Liiketoiminta Oyj and PHP Holding Oy, Tekstiili- ja muotialat TMA, Design Foundation Finland (Chair), and the Federation of Finnish Textile and Clothing Industries Finatex. In addition, Luhtanen chaired the Board of Lahden Teollisuusseura in 2010–2014. Luhtanen is the CEO of the L-Fashion Group and a fourth-generation entrepreneur.
Risto Paaermaa has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2012. He also chairs the Board of the Juho Vainio Foundation, which promotes public health. Paaermaa served as Director in the Enterprise and Innovation Department of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy until 30 November 2012. Starting in 1972, he held various posts in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. In 1987–1989 he served in the Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD in Paris.
(1949), B.Sc. (Econ.)
Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013. She is also a member of the Board of Raisio plc and chairs the Board of LocalTapiola Uusimaa Mutual Insurance Company. In 1974–2010, Rantanen-Kervinen held various executive posts at Saga Furs Oyj, most recently as CEO.