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Harri Sailas and Antti Zitting elected to Finnvera Board


On 9 April 2015, Finnvera’s Annual General Meeting elected new members to the company’s Supervisory Board and Board of Directors.

Composition of the Supervisory Board

The new members on the Supervisory Board are Mika Harjunen, Information Security Manager; Ann-Louise Laaksonen, Vice Chair; Veli-Matti Mattila, Chief Economist; Hanna Sarkkinen, M.A; and, Senior Adviser, Financing.

Johannes Koskinen, Member of Parliament, will continue as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Lauri Heikkilä, Member of Parliament, as Vice Chairman. Paula Aikio-Tallgren, Entrepreneur; Eeva-Johanna Eloranta, Member of Parliament; Lasse Hautala, Member of Parliament; Olli Koski, Chief Economist; Leila Kurki, Employment Policy Expert; Esko Kurvinen, Member of Parliament; Anna Lavikkala, Labour Market Director; Lea Mäkipää, Member of Parliament; Antti Rantakangas, Member of Parliament; Osmo Soininvaara, Member of Parliament; and Sofia Vikman, Member of Parliament, will continue as members of the Supervisory Board.

Composition of the Board of Directors

The new members on the Board of Directors are Harri Sailas, B.Sc (Econ.), and Antti Zitting, Chairman of the Board.

Markku Pohjola, B.Sc (Econ.), will continue as Chairman: Pekka Timonen, Director General, as First Vice Chair; and Marianna Uotinen, Specialist Counsel, as Second Vice Chair of Finnvera's Board of Directors. Kirsi Komi, LL.M.; and Pirkko Rantanen-Kervinen, B.Sc (Econ.) will continue as Board members.

Financial Statements 2014 and distribution of profits

The Annual General Meeting adopted the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Parent Company’s Financial Statements (link) for the period 1 January–31 December 2014, 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.

Election of the auditor

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

Further information:

Pauli Heikkilä, CEO, tel. +358 (0)29 460 2400
Risto Huopaniemi, Senior Vice President, Administration, tel. +358 (0)29 460 2520


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