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Valmet's Board of Directors

Valmet’s Board of Directors consists of five to eight permanent members, which the Annual General Meeting elects for a term that lasts until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

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Bo Risberg   Mikael von Frencell   Aaro Cantell

Bo Risberg
Chairman of the Board

 

Mikael von Frenckell
Vice Chairman of the Board

 

Aaro Cantell
Member of the Board

         
Lone Fønss Schrøder     Jouko Karvinen
Lone Fønss Schrøder
Member of the Board
  Friederike Helfer
Member of the Board
  Jouko Karvinen
Member of the Board
         
 Tarja Tyni        
Tarja Tyni
Member of the Board
  Rogério Ziviani
Member of the Board
  Eija Lahti-Jäntti
Personnel representative

 

 

Bo Risberg Valmet BOD

Bo Risberg born 1956

Valmet Board member since 2015
Chairman of the Board since 2015 
Chairman of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Swedish citizen

BSc (Mech. Eng), MBA

     


Bo Risberg worked for Hilti Corporation during 1999-2013 of which as Chief Executive Officer during 2007-2013. During 1995-1999 Bo Risberg worked as Management Consultant for A.T. Kearney Inc. He held various positions at ABB Group during 1988-1995, and worked as Manager of the Project Department and Applications Engineer, Pulp and Paper Systems for Flakt Canada Ltd. during 1981-1987.

Chairman of the Board: 
Piab Group Holding AB

Vice Chairman of the Board:
Grundfos Holding A/S

Board Member:
Nordstjernan AB
Trelleborg AB, Board Member, Member of the Audit Committee and Finance Committee
Stäubli Holding AG
Poul due Jensen Foundation

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Mikael von Frenckell born 1947

Valmet Board member since 2013
Vice Chairman of the Board since 2013 
Member of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Finnish citizen

M.Sc. (Soc.)

     


In 1990-1995 Mikael von Frenckell held various positions in the Union Bank of Finland ultimately serving as the Executive Vice President and the member of the Executive Committee in 1993-1995. During the years 1985-1990 he was branch director and Executive Vice President of Sponsor Oy. Prior to that he was President for Ekström Oy in 1983-1985 and for Pierre Robert/Suomen Unilever Oy in 1981-1983.

Board Member
Antti Ahlströmin Perilliset Oy 
Sponsor Capital Oy
Sponsor Capital Partners Oy

Relevant past positions of trust:
Waldemar von Frenckell Foundation, Chairman of the Board 1996-2014
Åbo Akademi Foundation, Delegation member 2001-2014
Metso Corporation, Board member 2010-2013, Vice Chairman of the Board 2012-2013
Tamro Oyj, Board member 1995-2011, Chairman of the Board 1999-2001
Neste Oil Oyj, Member and Vice Chairman of the Board 2005-2011
Fiskars Oyj Abp, Vice Chairman of the Board 2000-2006
Helsinki Stock Exchange, Member and Vice Chairman of the Board 1992-1996
Hämeen Sähkö Oy, Board member 1995-1998
Vattenfall Oy, Board member 1998-2001
Industri Kapital Ltd, Board member 1990-1997
Kaukomarkkinat Oy, Member and Chairman of the Board 1988-1990
Lappset Group Oy, Chairman of the Board 1986-1990, 1995-1999
Maanpuolustuksen Tuki, Board member 1993-2004
Rosenlew W. Oy Ab, Board member 1983-1987
Suomen Pörssisäätiö, Member and Chairman of the Board 1991-2003
SYP-Invest Oy, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board 1990-1996
Sampo Life (today Mandatum Life), Member of the supervisory board 1996-2005
Wulff Oy Ab, Chairman of the Board 1988-1990

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Aaro Cantell

Aaro Cantell born 1964

Valmet Board member since 2016 

Independent of the company and not independent of significant shareholders

Finnish citizen

M.Sc. (Tech.)

     

 

Aaro Cantell is an entrepreneur and Chairman of the Board in Normet Group Oy since 2005. Before that Cantell worked as Managing Partner and Owner at Fenno Management Oy during 1997-2007. Cantell has worked for Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra as Investment Director during 1993-1997, for Cantell Oy as consultant during 1992-1993, and for Fibox Oy Ab as Product Marketing Manager during 1990-1992. Before that, Cantell has worked for Fiskars Oyj Abp during 1989-1990 and for Helsinki University of Technology during 1987-1989.

Chairman of the Board:
Normet Group Oy
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Affecto Oyj

Board Member:
Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board Executive Committee
Solidium Oy, Board Member

 

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Lone Fønss Schrøder born 1960

Valmet Board member since 2014 
Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Danish citizen

M.Sc. (Econ.), Accounting; LL.M.

     

 

Lone Fønss Schrøder is Co-Founder of Norfalck AB since 2006. She was the President and CEO of Wallenius Lines AB between 2005 and 2010. She was Senior Vice President of A P Møller Mærsk A/S in which group she held various executive and CEO positions from 1982 to 2003. In 2003 to 2005 she was working Chairman and working board member in the reconstruction of the Kværner-Aker group of companies.

Board Member:
Saxobank A/S, Vice Chairman
Volvo PV AB, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Schneider SE, Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee
Bilfinger Berger SE
INGKA Holding B.V. (IKEA Group), Board member and Audit Committee member
Akastor ASA, Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Canada Steamship Lines, Board Member
Credit Suisse London, Senior Advisor

Relevant past positions of trust:
NKT Holding A/S, Chairman of the Audit Committee 2010-2015
Aker Solutions, Member of the Audit Committee, 2009-2014
Yara International ASA, Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee, 2004-2009
Vattenfall AB, Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee, 2003-2012

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Friederike Helfer born 1976

Valmet Board member since 2013 
Member of the Board's Audit Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Austrian citizen

M.Sc. Real Estate Development, Diplom-Ingenieur in Urban Planning, CFA charterholder

Main occupation: Partner at Cevian Capital

     

 

Friederike Helfer is a Partner at Cevian Capital, which she joined in 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Helfer served as Engagement Manager at McKinsey between 2004 and 2008. 

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Jouko Karvinen

Jouko Karvinen born 1957

Valmet Board member since 2016
Member of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee 

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Finnish citizen

M.Sc. (Tech.)

     

 

Jouko Karvinen has served as the CEO of Stora Enso Oyj between 2007 and 2014. Before that Karvinen served as the CEO of the Medical Systems Division and Executive Vice President of Royal Philips. From early 80’s until 2001 Karvinen held various managerial and executive positions, including as Executive Vice President of ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. & Head of Automation Technology Products Division.  

Board Member:
Since 2016 Finnair Group, Vice Chairman and Member of Audit Committee
Since 2016 Komatsu Corporation of Japan, International Advisory Board
Since 2015 IMD Business School, Switzerland, Foundation Board and Supervisory Board

Relevant past positions of trust:
2010-2016 SKF AB, Board Member and Member of Personnel Committee
2011-2016 Nokia Oyj Board Member, 2013-2016 Vice Chairman, 2012-2016 Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

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Tarja Tyni born 1957

Valmet Board member since 2016
Member of the Board's Audit Committee 

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Finnish citizen

LL.M.

     

 

Tarja Tyni works as Senior Vice President, Corporate Clients and Business Development in Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited since 2008. Before that she worked for Nordea Bank Finland Abp as Head of Corporate Finance and Equities between 2007 and 2008, and for Nordea Corporate Finance Oy as Executive Director between 1996 and 2007. Tyni worked as Vice President, Debt Issues for Union Bank of Finland Ltd and Merita Bank Ltd between 1989 and 1996.

Chairman of the Board:
Innova Oy
Mandatum Life Investment Services Ltd

Board Member:
Euroben Life & Pension Limited

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Rogério Ziviani born 1956

Valmet Board member since 2013

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

Brazilian citizen

BSc in Business Management, MBA

Main occupation: Board professional

     

 

Rogério Ziviani he served as the Head of Pulp Business Unit of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. between 2004 and 2008, the International Business & Logistic Executive Director of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. between 2001 and 2004 and the Executive Director of BahiaSul Celulose S.A. between 1990 and 2001.

Board Member:
Innovatech Negócios Florestais

Relevant past positions of trust:
Contax Participações S.A
Board of Directors of HSBC – SRI – FI – Sustainability Fund
Autometal S.A., Member of the Board 2013-2014
São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., Member of the Board 2011-2013
Marcopolo S.A., Member of the Board 2009-2012 
Duratex S.A., Member of the Board 2009-2011

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Eija Lahti-Jäntti born 1963

Personnel representative since 2014

Finnish citizen

MBA

Project coordinator

     

 

Personnel representative Eija Lahti-Jäntti will participate as an invited expert in meetings of the Board of Directors. She has worked for Valmet in various positions since 1988.

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Valmet's definition of Board members' independence complies with the guidelines of the Helsinki Stock Exchange, the Central Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers on the governance of publicly listed companies.