Päivi Pesola as new member in Itella’s Board of Directors


Itella Corporation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) has decided on the distribution of dividends and the membership of its corporate administrative bodies.


The AGM decided to pay out EUR 10.0 million in dividends to the owner for its 2008 profit.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of 9 members.

Päivi Pesola, Vice President of Business Control at Fortum Power and Heat Oy, was elected as a new member to Itella’s Board of Directors. Eero Kasanen, Rector, was re-elected as Board Chairman, and Mikko Kosonen, President, as Vice Chairman. The AGM re-elected the following Board members: Kalevi Alestalo, Financial Counsellor; Hele-Hannele Aminoff, General Manager; Erkki Helaniemi, Partner; Riitta Savonlahti, Executive Vice President; Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, General Manager and, as employee representative Antero Palmolahti, National Chief Shop Steward.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of 12 members, each mandated for one year.

The Supervisory Board continues in same composition:
Eero Lehti, MP (National Coalition Party) was re-elected as the new Supervisory Board Chairman, and Antti Rantakangas, MP (Centre Party) as the Supervisory Board Vice Chairman. Following Supervisory Board members were re-elected: Birgitta Gran, Social Services Ombudsman (Left Alliance), Sirpa Hertell, Secretary General (Green Party), Susanna Huovinen, MP (Social Democratic Party), Harri Jaskari, MP (National Coalition Party), Bjarne Kallis, MP (Christian Democrats), Lauri Kähkönen, MP (Social Democratic Party), Outi Mäkelä, MP (National Coalition Party), Reijo Ojennus, entrepreneur (True Finns),  Pertti Salovaara, MP (Centre Party) and Harry Wallin, engine driver (Social Democratic Party).


For further information, please contact
Jukka Alho, President and CEO, tel. +358 20 451 5600
Pekka Leskinen, Board Secretary, tel. +358 20 451 5007