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Finnvera’s Annual General Meeting: Pentti Hakkarainen to chair the Board of Directors – new members on the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board


On 7 April 2017, Finnvera’s Annual General Meeting elected new members to the company’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Board.

Pentti Hakkarainen, Member of the Supervisory Board, ECB Banking Supervision, was elected to serve as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Pekka Timonen, Director General, continues as the First Vice Chairman.The Second Vice Chairman is Terhi Järvikare, Director General, who was elected to the Board as a new member.

Ritva Laukkanen, MBA, was also elected to the Board as a new member.

The members continuing on the Board of Directors are Kirsi Komi, LL.M., Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen, B.Sc. (Econ.), and Antti Zitting, Enterprise Counsellor.

Antti Rantakangas, Member of Parliament, continues as Chairman of Finnvera’s Supervisory Board and Krista Kiuru, Member of Parliament, continues as Vice Chairman.

The new members elected to the Supervisory Board are Pia Björkbacka, Adviser, Trade and Industrial Policy, andOlli Rantanen, Head of Legal Services.

The members continuing on the Supervisory Board are Eeva-Johanna Eloranta, Member of Parliament, Lasse Hautala, Member of Parliament, Laura Huhtasaari, Member of Parliament, Timo Kalli, Member of Parliament, Kari Kulmala, Member of Parliament, Leila Kurki, Senior Adviser, Kari Luoto, Managing Director, Veli-Matti Mattila, Chief Economist, Ville Niinistö, Member of Parliament, Carita Orlando, CEO, Eero Suutari, Member of Parliament, Christel Tjeder, II Vice Chairman, Tommi Toivola, Senior Adviser, and Sofia Vikman, Member of Parliament.

The Annual General Meeting adopted the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Parent Company’s Financial Statements for the period 1 January–31 December 2016, discharged the Supervisory Board, the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer from liability, and approved the proposal made by the Board of Directors for the use of the parent company’s profits.

KPMG Oy Ab was re-elected Finnvera’s regular auditor with Juha-Pekka Mylén, Authorised Public Accountant, as the principal auditor.

Pauli Heikkilä, Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358 29 460 2400
Risto Huopaniemi, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Administration, tel. +358 29 460 2520


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