Organisation

Table of content
Content Sections

Organisation

Finnvera's organisation

Supervisory Board

Chairman

Sofia Vikman
Member of Parliament (National Coalition Party)

Vice Chairman

Johannes Koskinen
Member of Parliament (Finnish Social Democratic Party)

Members

Eeva-Johanna Eloranta
Member of Parliament (Finnish Social Democratic Party)

Mari Holopainen
Member of Parliament (The Greens)

Anne Kalmari
Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party)

Juho Kautto
Member of Parliament (Left Alliance)

Leila Kurki
Senior Adviser (Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK)

Kari Luoto
Managing Director (Finnish Grocery Trade Association)

Veli-Matti Mattila
Director, Chief Economist (Finance Finland FFI)

Lauri Muranen

Head of Industrial Affairs (The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK)

Jaana Möntti
Finance Manager (Finnvera)

Anne Niemi
Vice President of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Federation of Finnish Enterprises)

Juha Pylväs
Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party)

Lulu Ranne
Member of Parliament (The Finns Party)

Wille Rydman
Member of Parliament (National Coalition Party)

Joakim Strand
Member of Parliament (Svenska folkpartiet)

Tommi Toivola
Director (Confederation of Finnish Industries)

Anette Vaini-Antila
Second Vice Chairman (The Finnish Business School Graduates)

Board of Directors

Chairman

Pentti Hakkarainen (1958), M.Sc. (Econ.), LL.M. with court training

Pentti Hakkarainen has been the Chairman of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2017 and is the Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration Committee. Hakkarainen has been a full-time member of the European Central Bank’s Banking Supervisory Board since 2017. He has worked as Finance Director at Outokumpu Corporation and as CEO both at OKOBANK plc and at Postipankki plc. Hakkarainen was a member of the Board of the Bank of Finland in 2002–2017 and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Finland and Chairman of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority in 2008–2017. Hakkarainen is the Chairman of the Board of Olvi plc and has previously chaired e.g. the IMF’s Audit Committee, European System of Central Banks’ Budget Committee (BUCOM) and Control Committee (COMCO).

First Vice Chairman

Antti Neimala (1963), LL.M. with court training, Director General

Antti Neimala is a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors and a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee and of the Board's Risk Committee. Neimala has worked as Director General of the Employment and Well-functioning Markets Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment since August 2018. Before that, he worked as Director General of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and as Consumer Ombudsman. Neimala held the position of Vice Managing Director and in other executive posts at the Federation of Finnish Enterprises in 2001–2004 and 2007–2017 and worked as Director of the SME Unit at the Confederation of Finnish Industries in 2010 and as Project Manager at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2004–2007.

Second Vice Chairman

Terhi Järvikare (1970), Lic.Sc. (Econ.), Director General

Terhi Järvikare has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2017 and is a Chairperson of the Board's Audit Committee. She has worked as Director General of the Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance since 2015. In 2012–2015, Järvikare was Director, Taxation at the Finland Chamber of Commerce. Before that, she worked in the Ministry of Finance: as a Ministerial Adviser in 2005–2012 and as a Senior Officer in 1996–2005.

Ritva Laukkanen (1954), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Ritva Laukkanen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2017 and is the Chairman of the Board’s Risk Committee. In 1990–2011, she held several executive posts at International Finance Corporation IFC, which is part of the World Bank Group. Before IFC, Laukkanen worked for 10 years in various positions at American Scandinavian Banking Corporation in New York, as a director in corporate lending, for instance. She has held various board positions since 2012. Laukkanen is a member of the Board of AccessHolding Microfinance AG Berlin.

Pekka Nuuttila (1956), forester

Pekka Nuuttila is a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors and a member of the Board’s Risk Committee. Nuuttila worked at Nordea Bank Finland Plc as Director of Finnish banking operations in 2008–2012 and as Deputy Director responsible for corporate banks in Finland in 2012–2018. Before that, he held various positions in Nordea and its predecessors. He has held various board positions since 1991. Nuuttila has been a member of Kauppahuone Laakkonen Oy’s Board of Directors since 2018 and the Chairman of Suomen Luotto-osuuskunta’s Board of Directors since 2012. He was a member of Realia Group Oy’s Board of Directors in 2003–2017, a member of Finland Chamber of
Commerce’s Board of Directors until 2014 and the Vice Chairman of Luottokunta’s Board of Directors in 2009–2012.

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

Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2013 and is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. In 1974–2010, Rantanen-Kervinen held various executive posts at Saga Furs Oyj, most recently as CEO.

Antti Zitting (1956), M.Sc. (Tech.), Enterprise Counsellor

Antti Zitting has been a member of Finnvera’s Board of Directors since 2015 and is a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee and of the Board's Audit Committee. Until 2014 he worked as an entrepreneur in Sacotec Components Oy and serves currently as Chairman of the Boards of the Sacotec companies. Zitting is also a member of the Boards of the following companies and organisations: The Finnish Olympic Committee, The International Basketball Federation FIBA, FIBA Europe, Sten&Co Oy Ab, Plastep Oy and Johnson Metall Oy Ab. In addition, Zitting was the Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Employment Fund in 2019.

Management Group and Corporate Management Group

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; the Executive Vice President, Large Corporates; the Executive Vice President, SMEs; the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Administration;  the Senior Vice President, Finance; Group Chief Credit Officer; Chief Digital Officer; Chief Risk Officer, and the Senior Vice President, Communications and HR.

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–
Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Chairman of the Board 2019–

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 2016–
Finnfund, Board Member 2019–

Juuso Heinilä (1978), M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Econ. Bus. Adm.)
Executive Vice President, SMEs

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 1 September 2018

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

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–

Tapio Jordan (1967), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), B.Sc. (agriculture and forestry)
Group Chief Credit Officer

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 15 April 2019

Minna Kaarto (1980), M.Sc. (Tech.)
Development director, (CDO, Chief Digitalisation Officer)

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 1 June 2019

Tina Schumacher (1967), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), CEFA
Chief Risk Officer, Risk Control

Member of the Management Group and Corporate Management as of 20 November 2019

The Corporate Management Team

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 Regional Director of Eastern Finland and repersentatives of personnel organisations.

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

Mikko Vänttinen (1964), Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration
Regional Director, Eastern Finland

Member of the Corporate Management Team as of 1 January 2018

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

Member of Corporate Management 2006–
Personnel organisation Finnveran Akavalaiset ry

Ilse Salonen (1959), Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration
Adviser

Member of Corporate Management 2019–
Personnel organisation Finnveran Toimihenkilöt ry, Member

Mika Johansson (1981), M.Sc.
Finance Manager

Member of Corporate Management 2019–
Erityisrahoituksen Ammattilaiset ERA Pro ry, Member

Regional organisation

Southern Finland
Helsinki, Lappeenranta , Kotka

Regional Director Anna Karppinen
Regional Manager Janne Koivuniemi
Regional Manager Matti Reijonen
Regional Manager Anneli Soppi

Western Finland
Pori, Turku, Vaasa

Regional Director Seija Pelkonen
Regional Manager Päivi Kinnunen
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 Pasi Vartiainen
Regional Manager Kari Tuominen