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Board of Directors

Markku Pohjola

Chairman
b. 1948, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2017.

Employment history:

  • Previously held several executive positions in Nordea and its predecessor banks Merita-Nordbanken, Merita and the Union Bank of Finland in 1972–2008
  • Partner: Boardman Ltd
  • Active entrepreneur in agriculture

Board memberships: 

  • Chairman of the Board: Finnvera plc, Koskitukki Oy, Rangunkorpi Oy
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee: Onvest Ltd
  • Member of the Board: Onvest Ltd

Suvi-Anne Siimes

Vice Chairman

Managing Director, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
b. 1963, Licentiate of Political Science, (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2013.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Finnish Pension Alliance TELA (since 2011): Managing Director
  • Pharma Industry Finland (2007–2011): Managing Director
  • Finnish Co-operative for Pharmaceutical Injury Indemnities (2010–2011): Managing Director
  • Several positions in European organizations in the pharmaceutical sector (2007–2011)
  • Member of Parliament (1998–2007)
  • Left Alliance (1998–2006): Chairman

Board memberships:

  • Member of the Board: Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation
  • Delegation member: Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Foundation

Suvi-Anne Siimes

Eero Hautaniemi

President and CEO, Oriola-KD Corporation
b. 1965, M. Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2017.

Employment history:

  • Oriola-KD Corporation (since 2006): President and CEO
  • GE Healthcare Finland Oy (2004–2005): President
  • GE Healthcare IT (2003–2004): General Manager and Vice President of Oximetry, Supplies and Accessories business area 
  • Instrumentarium Corporation: Various positions in financial and business management in Finland and in the United States

Board memberships:

  • Member of the board: IFPW (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers), GIRP (The European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers)
  • Regional representative for the EMEA region in IFPW’s Board 

Petri Järvinen

Director, Supply Chain, Logistics and Quality,
Coop Sverige 
b. 1964, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Member of the Board since 2014.

Member of the Personnel Committee.

Employment history:

  • Coop Sverige (since 2016): Director, Supply Chain, Logistics and Quality
  • Mölnlycke Health Care (2013–2016): Global Supply Chain Planning Director
  • Nokia (2007–2013): Global Supply Chain Development Director roles
  • Unilever (1996–2006): several Director roles in European Supply Chain
  • Unilever Finland (1993–1995): Logistics Manager
  • Kymmene Corporation (1990–1993): Logistics Development Manager

Petri Järvinen

Petri Kokko

Director, Retail, Google Germany GmbH
b. 1966, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2014.

Member of the Personnel Committee.

Employment history:

  • Google Germany GmbH (since 2011): Sales Director
  • Google Inc. (2009–2011): Global HRD Director
  • Google Finland Oy (2006–2009): Country Director, Finland and Sweden
  • Stream Helsinki Oy (2005–2006): Managing Director
  • Nike Finland Oy (2003–2005): Country Director
  • The Finnish Sport Television Oy (Suomen Urheilutelevisio Oy) (2001–2003): Head of Program

Petri Kokko

Kirsi Nuotto

SVP, Human Resources,
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
b. 1959, M.A.

Member of the Board since 2015.

Member of the Personnel Committee.

Employment history:

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (since 2016): SVP, Human Resources
  • Outotec Corporation (2013–2016), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Cargotec Corporation (2012–2013), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Cargotec (2009–2011), Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
  • Cargotec (2006–2009), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • GlaxoSmithKline (2001–2006), Human Resources and Communications Director - Finland
  • Datex Ohmeda - Instrumentarium Corporation (1998–2001), Director, Global Education, Datex Ohmeda
  • Datex Ohmeda - Instrumentarium Corporation (1988–1998), Various training positions 

Kirsi Nuotto

Marja Pokela

Government Ownership Steering Department, Senior Financial Specialist
b. 1955, BBA, M.Sc. (Adm.)

Member of the Board since 2014.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Prime Minister’s Office, Government Ownership Steering Department (since 2007): Senior Financial Specialist
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications (2006–2007): Senior Administrative Officer
  • Tax Office for Major Corporations (2001–2006): Tax Inspector
  • Hackman Oyj / Designor Oy Ab (1999–2001): Financial Manager
  • Marimekko Oyj (1997–1999): CFO
  • Valtameri Osakeyhtiö (1988–1997): Financial Manager

Board memberships:

  • Member of the Board: Tapio Oy

Marja Pokela

Arja Talma

Board Professional
b. 1962, MSc (Econ.), eMBA

Member of the Board since 2016.

Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Kesko Corporation (2013–2015), Senior Vice President, Store Sites and Investments
  • Rautakesko Ltd (2011–2013), President
  • Kesko Corporation (2005–2011), Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Kesko Corporation (2004–2005), Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Oy Radiolinja Ab (2001–2003), Executive Vice President

Board memberships

  • Chairman of the Board: Serena Properties AB
  • Member of Board of Directors: Aktia Bank Plc and Metso Corporation   

Arja Talma

 

The duties of Posti Group Corporation's Board of Directors are specified in the Companies Act, the Articles of Association, and the Guidelines for Decision Making approved by the Board of Directors. According to these documents, the Board is responsible for controlling and supervising senior management, appointing and dismissing the CEO, approving the company's strategic goals and risk management principles, and ensuring the performance of the company's management system. The Board has adopted written rules and procedures which lay out the Board's key responsibilities and working principles.

Posti Group Corporation's Annual General Meeting appoints the members of the Board of Directors and elects the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. The Board has between five and nine members. The members are elected for a one-year period at a time. The terms of office end at the close of the AGM following their election.

The Board of Directors evaluates its performance and working methods on an annual basis. It also assesses the performance and working methods of the CEO.

Audit Committee

The Board of Directors elects a minimum of three and a maximum of four of its members to the Audit Committee. The members have the qualifications necessary to perform the responsibilities assumed by Committee, the duties of which include:

  • the preparation, control, review, and assessment of risk management policies, internal control systems and
  • internal audit;
  • organizing financial reporting and auditing;
  • examining financial statements with the auditors before submitting them for review to the Board of Directors;
  • submitting a proposal concerning the appointment of the auditor;
  • assessing the independence of the auditor and the additional services offered by the auditor;
  • steering and monitoring the activities of the Compliance Officer.

Members of the Audit Committee in 2017 are Arja Talma (Chairman), Eero Hautaniemi, Petri Järvinen and Marja Pokela.

Personnel Committee

The Board of Directors elects a minimum of three and a maximum of four of its members to the Personnel Committee (previously the Remuneration and Nomination Committee). The members have the qualifications necessary to perform the responsibilities assumed by the Committee, the duties of which include:

  • preparation of decisions concerning the appointments and remuneration of executive management;
  • preparation of the outlines for the remuneration, bonus, and incentive schemes and ensuring that they are fair and competitive;
  • preparation of the outlines of the group’s remuneration, bonus and incentive schemes;
  • follow up of the group’s people strategy;
  • discusses the competences required by the Board in its work and assists in preparing nomination suggestions for Board of Directors’ members.

Members of the Personnel Committee in 2017 are Markku Pohjola (Chairman), Petri Kokko, Kirsi Nuotto and Suvi-Anne Siimes.