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Supervisory Board

Chairman

  • Antti Rantakangas

    Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party)

Vice Chairman

  • Krista Kiuru

    Member of Parliament (Finnish Social Democratic Party)

Members

  • Carita Orlando

    CEO (ACC Orlando)

  • Christel Tjeder

    II Vice Chairman (The Finnish Business School Graduates)

  • Eero Suutari

    Member of Parliament (National Coalition Party)

  • Eeva-Johanna Eloranta

    Member of Parliament (Finnish Social Democratic Party)

  • Kari Kulmala

    Member of Parliament (New Choice Parliamentary Group)

  • Kari Luoto

    Managing Director (Finnish Grocery Trade Association)

  • Lasse Hautala

    Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party)

  • Laura Huhtasaari

    Member of Parliament (The Finns Party)

  • Leila Kurki

    Senior Adviser, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

  • Olli Rantanen

    Head of Legal Services, Domestic Financing

  • Pia Björkbacka

    Adviser, Trade and Industrial Policy

  • Sofia Vikman

    Member of Parliament (National Coalition Party)

  • Timo Kalli

    Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party)

  • Tommi Toivola

    Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries

  • Veli-Matti Mattila

    Chief Economist, Federation of Finnish Financial Services

  • Ville Niinistö

    Member of Parliament (The Greens of Finland)

Board of Directors

Chairman

Pentti Hakkarainen
Chairman of the Board since April 7 2017
Member of the Supervisory Board, ECB Banking Supervision

Olvi Group, Chairman of the Board since April 2017

First Vice Chairman

Pekka Timonen (1960), Doctor of Law
Director General
Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Finrail Oy, Member of the Board since 2017

Second Vice Chairman

Terhi Järvikare
Member of the Board since 2017
Director General
Ministry of Finance

Kirsi Komi (1963), LL.M.

Metsä Board plc, Member of the Board since 2010
Bittium plc, Member of the Board since 2015
Citycon plc, Member of the Board since 2011
Martela plc, Member of the Board since 2013
Docrates plc, Chairman of the Board since 2011
The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Chairman of the Board since 2011 (Member 2010–2011)
Veikkaus plc, Chairman of the Board since 9 March 2016

Ritva Laukkanen, MBA
Member of the Board since 2017

Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen (1949), B.Sc. (Econ.)

LocalTapiola Mutual Insurance Company, Member of the Board 2016–
LocalTapiola Uusimaa Mutual Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board 2013–2015

Antti Zitting (1956), Enterprise Counsellor

Plastep Oy, Member of the Board since 2016
Sacotec Group, Chairman of the Boards since 2014
Sten&Co Oy Ab, Member of the Board since 2011
Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Chairman of the Board since 2014
TT-säätiö, Member of the Board since 2013

Management Group and Corporate Management

The Management Group discusses issues relating to the strategy, policies on the operations and client work as well as ownership steering. The Management Group comprises the Managing Director, Deputy CEO, the Executive Vice President, Large Corporates, the Executive Vice President, SMEs, the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Administration, the Senior Vice President, Finance and IT, the Senior Vice President, Communications and HR, and the Chief Risk Officer. The Management Group meets once a month.

Pauli Heikkilä (1962), D.Sc. (Tech.)
CEO

Chairman of the Management Group, Corporate
Management and the Management Group on Financing 2005–
Excellence Finland, Advisory Board Member 2005–

Topi Vesteri (1956), LL.M.
Deputy CEO, Group Chief Credit Officer

Management Group Member 2005–
Member of Corporate Management and the Management Group on Financing 1999–
Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Chairman of the Board 2004–
Berne Union, Medium & Long Term Committee, chairman, 2009–

Katja Keitaanniemi (1973) Lic.Sc. (Tech.)
Executive Vice President, SMEs

Management Group Member 2014–
Member of Corporate Management and the Management Group on Financing 2014–

Finavia Corporation, Board Member 3.3.2016–

Jussi Haarasilta (1973) LL.M., M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Executive Vice President, Large Corporates

Management Group Member 2015–
Member of Corporate Management and the Management Group on Financing 2015–
Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Board Member

Ulla Hagman (1969), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Senior Vice President, Finance and IT

Member of the Management Group and 
Corporate Management as of 1 September 2007
Committee for Corporate Analysis, Board Member 2004–
Committee for Corporate Analysis, Chairman of the Certified Credit Analyst working group 2004–
Finnish Export Credit ltd, Board Member 2010-

Risto Huopaniemi (1975), LL.M.
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Administration

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 15 December 2009
Erityispalvelujen Työnantajaliitto ry, Board Member 2010–

Tarja Svartström (1971), M.Sc.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and HR

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 9 May 2011

Merja Välimäki (1962), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Chief Risk Officer, Risk and Quality Management

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 1 October 2015

The Corporate Management Team discusses matters that have a major impact on Finnvera Group’s personnel. Besides the members of the Management Group, the Corporate Management Team includes the Managing Director of Finnish Export Credit Ltd. Personnel organisations are also represented on the team. The Corporate Management Team meets every second month.

Leo Houtsonen (1958), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Managing Director, Venture Capital Investments

Member of Corporate Management 2014–
Savon Teknia Oy, Vice Chairman 2003–
Karinvest Oy, Board Member 2004–
Teknoventure Oy, Board Member 2004–
JyväsSeed Fund Oy, Board Member 2004–
Matkailunkehitys Nordia Oy, Board Member 2004–
Pikespo Invest Oy, Deputy Member of the Board 2004–
Midinvest Oy, Board Member 2005–
Uudenmaan Pääomarahasto Oy, Deputy Member of the Board 2006–
Länsi-Suomen Pääomarahasto Oy, Deputy Member of the Board 2008–

Heikki Lähdesmäki (1961), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Financing Manager

Member of Corporate Management 2006–
Personnel organisation Finnveran Akavalaiset ry

Anita Muona (1957) Master of Laws, LL.M. (Helsinki)
 
Managing Director, Finnish Export Credit Ltd

Member of Corporate Management 2012–

Päivi Mylläri (1965) BBA
Adviser, Recovery

Member of Corporate Management 20014–
Personnel organisation Finnveran Toimihenkilöt ry, Member

Sirpa Arpiainen (1955)
Finance Assistant

Member of Corporate Management 2015-
Erityisrahoituksen Ammattilaiset ERA Pro ry, Member

Hannu Puhakka (1959), M.Sc. (Tech.) 
Regional Director, Savo-Karelia

Member of Corporate Management as of 7 September 2009  
Joensuun Tiedepuisto Oy, Board Member 2007– 
Pohjois-Karjalan Uusyrityskeskus ry, Board Member 2007–

Regional organisation

Southern Finland
Helsinki, Lappeenranta , Kotka

Regional Director Mirjam Sarkki
Regional Manager Janne Koivuniemi
Regional Manager Matti Reijonen
Regional Manager Anneli Soppi

Western Finland
Pori, Turku, Vaasa

Regional Director Seija Pelkonen
Regional Manager John Erickson
Regional Manager Pia Kiuru

Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Mikkeli

Regional Director Mikko Vänttinen
Regional Manager Hannu Puhakka

Central Finland
Lahti, Seinäjoki, Tampere

Regional Director Juha Ketola
Regional Manager Kari Hytönen
Regional Manager Heli Liinanki

Northern Finland
Kajaani, Oulu, Rovaniemi

Regional Director Juuso Heinilä
Regional Manager Kari Tuominen

Switchboard

029 460 11 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.)

Financial advice

029 460 2582 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.)

Other matters

029 460 2790 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.)

Helsinki Headquarters

Porkkalankatu 1

PL 1010, 00101 Helsinki

Kuopio Headquarters

Kallanranta 11

PL 1127, 70111 Kuopio

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