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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.

 

Bo Risberg   Aaro Cantell  

Bo Risberg
Chairman of the Board

 

Aaro Cantell
Vice-Chairman of the Board

 

Pekka Kemppainen
Member of the Board

         
  Eriikka Söderström   Tarja Tyni
Monika Maurer
Member of the Board
 

Eriikka Söderström
Member of the Board

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

 

 

Bo Risberg Valmet BOD

Bo Risberg

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

born 1956

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.

Vice Chairman of the Board:
Grundfos Holding A/S

Board Member:
Stäubli International AG

Relevant past positions of trust:
Piab Management AB
Nordstjernan AB
Trelleborg AB

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Aaro Cantell

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
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

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

Relevant past positions of trust:
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 was previously Managing Director of KONE Elevators Australia. He 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: 

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 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: 

-

Relevant past positions of trust:

-

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Eriikka Söderström

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 Siements 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

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, 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

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Rogerio Ziviani

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 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., Member of the Board
HSBC – SRI – FI – Sustainability Fund, Member of the Board
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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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.