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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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Mikael Mäkinen
Chairman of the Board

 

Aaro Cantell
Vice-Chairman of the Board

 

Pekka Kemppainen
Member of the Board

         
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Monika Maurer
Member of the Board
 

Eriikka Söderström
Member of the Board

  Tarja Tyni
Member of the Board
         
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Rogério Ziviani
Member of the Board
  Riina Vilander
Personnel representative
   

 

 

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Mikael Mäkinen

Valmet Board member since 2019
Chairman of the Board since 2019 
Chairman of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1956

Finnish citizen

MSc. (Eng.)

     

 

Mikael Mäkinen was President, Marine at Rolls-Royce Plc during 2014-2019 and he was also a member of the Rolls-Royce Executive Team. Prior to this, Mäkinen was President of MacGregor during 2012–2014 and President and CEO of Cargotec Corporation during 2006–2012. He held several positions within Wärtsilä Group between 1982–2006.

Board Member:
Finnlines Oyj 2018–

Relevant past positions of trust:
Stora Enso Oyj, Board Member 2010–2018
Lemminkäinen Corporation, Board Member 2009–2014
ICC Finland, Board Member 2009–2014, Chairman of the Board 2011–2012
Technology Industries of Finland, Board Member 2008–2011
Finpro, Chairman/Board Member 2009–2011
Glaston Corporation, Board Member 2008–2009
Volvo Penta, Board Member 2005–2008
Delta Sigma, Board Member 2005–2007

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Aaro Cantell

Valmet Board member since 2016 
Vice-Chairman of the Board since 2018

Member of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee 

Independent of the company and not independent of significant shareholders due to board membership in Solidium Oy

born 1964

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

Board Member:
Solidium Oy, Vice-Chairman

Relevant past positions of trust:

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Chairman of the Board 2013-2019
Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board Executive Committee 2014-2018
Affecto Oyj, Chairman of the Board 2005-2017

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Pekka Kemppainen

Valmet Board member since 2018 
Member of the Board's Audit Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1954

Finnish citizen

Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

     

 

Pekka Kemppainen has since 1984 held several positions within KONE, including Executive Vice President, Service Business during 2010–2017, Executive Vice President & Area Director, Asia Pacific, Hong Kong during 2004–2010, and Senior Vice President, New Equipment Business during 1999–2004.

Board Member: 

Bittium Oyj
Junttan Oy

 

Relevant past positions of trust:

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Monika Maurer

Valmet Board member since 2018 
Member of the Board's Remuneration and HR Committee

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1956

German citizen

Diploma in Physics and Chemistry, the University of Stuttgart, Germany

Diploma in Pedagogy, State University for Pedagogic, Stuttgart, Germany

     

 

Monika Maurer works as the Chief Executive Officer for Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) since May 2019. She was previously Chief Operating Officer of Nokia Group and, prior to this, Chief Operating Officer of Nokia’s Fixed Networks Business Group. Maurer held between 2006 and 2016 several positions within Alcatel-Lucent, including Chief Operating Officer, Fixed Networks Business line during 2012–2016, Vice President, Presales EMEA during 2010–2012 and President, Product Attached Services Division 2009–2010. Between 1985 and 2006, Maurer held several positions within Alcatel, among others, President, Fixed Solutions Division 2005–2006 and President, Voice Networks Division 2004.

Board Member: 

Nokia Shanghai Bell, Co. Ltd., Vice Chairman 2018– and Member of the Board and member of HR and Remuneration Committee 2017–

Relevant past positions of trust:

-

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Eriikka Söderström

Valmet Board member since 2017 
Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee 

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1968

Finnish citizen

M.Sc. (Econ.)

     

 

Eriikka Söderström works as Chief Financial Officer in F-Secure Corporation since February 2017. She has worked for Kone Corporation as Chief Financial Officer in 2014-2016 and as Corporate Controller in 2013-2014. Before that she worked as Chief Financial Officer of Vacon PLC in 2009-2013 and prior to that she worked for Oy Nautor Ab in 2008-2009 as Chief Financial Officer and as Management Consultant. In 1994-2007 she worked in several senior finance and control roles in Nokia corporation and her last position in the company was Corporate Controller of Nokia Siemens Networks. In 1991-1993 Eriikka Söderström worked as Secretary General of the Student Union of Vaasa University.

Relevant past positions of trust:
Comptel Oyj, Board Member 2013-2017 and Chairman of Audit Committee 2016-2017
University of Vaasa, Board Member 1992-1993  

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Tarja Tyni

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

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1964

Finnish citizen

LL.M.

     

 

Tarja Tyni works as Senior Vice President, Corporates and Private Wealth Management 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:
Mandatum Life Investment Services Ltd

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Rogério Ziviani

Valmet Board member since 2013

Independent of the company and independent of significant shareholders

born 1956

Brazilian citizen

BSc in Business Management, MBA

 

     

 

Rogério Ziviani 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., Member of the Board
HSBC – SRI – FI – Sustainability Fund, Member of the Board
Autometal S.A., Member of the Board 
São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., Member of the Board 
Marcopolo S.A., Member of the Board 
Duratex S.A., Member of the Board 

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Riina Vilander

Personnel representative since 2018

born 1978

Finnish citizen

M.Sc. (Eng)

QHSE Training Specialist

     

 

Personnel representative Riina Vilander will participate as an invited expert in meetings of the Board of Directors. She has worked for Valmet since 2002.

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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.