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Markku Pohjola new chair of Finnvera’s Board of Directors


On 30 March 2012, Finnvera’s Annual General Meeting elected new members to the company’s Supervisory Board and Board of Directors. The new chair of the Board of Directors is Markku Pohjola, B.Sc. (Econ.), previously Deputy Group CEO of Nordea.

Composition of the Supervisory Board

New members in the Supervisory Board are Paula Aikio-Tallgren, entrepreneur; Lauri Heikkilä, Member of Parliament; Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of Parliament; Esko Kurvinen, Member of Parliament; Kasperi Launis, Chairman; Liisa Mariapori, entrepreneur; Antti Rantakangas, Member of Parliament; Osmo Soininvaara, Member of Parliament; and Sofia Vikman, Member of Parliament.

Johannes Koskinen, Member of Parliament, was re-elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Lauri Heikkilä, Member of Parliament, was elected Vice Chairman. The following individuals will continue as members of the Supervisory Board: Kaija Erjanti, Head of Financial Markets; Lasse Hautala, Member of Parliament; Leila Kurki, Senior Adviser; Jari Myllykoski, Member of Parliament; Tapio Mäkeläinen, Director, Labour Market; Hannele Pohjola, Director, Innovation and Growth Policy; Olli Rantanen, Attorney at Law; and Timo Vallittu, Chairman.

Composition of the Board of Directors

Markku Pohjola, M.Sc. (Econ.), was elected new chairman of the Board of Directors. Risto Paaermaa, Industrial Counsellor, and Kristina Sarjo, Financial Counsellor, were elected First and Second Vice Chairman, respectively. New regular members elected for the Board are Johanna Ala-Nikkola, Commercial Counsellor; Leila Helaakoski, Director; and Petri Vanhala, Chairman.

Re-elected members are Marjaana Aarnikka, Commercial Counsellor; Timo Kekkonen, Director; and Timo Lindholm, Director.

Elected deputy members are Elise Pekkala, Deputy Director General, and Heikki Solttila, Financial Counsellor.

Financial statements 2011 and distribution of profits

The Annual General Meeting also adopted the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Parent Company’s Financial Statements for the period 1 January–31December 2011, released the Board of Directors and the Managing Director from liability, and approved the proposal made by the Board of Directors for the distribution of the parent company’s profit.

Elected auditor

KPMG Oy Ab was elected regular auditor with Raija-Leena Hankonen, Authorised Public Accountant, as the principal auditor. The decision will remain in effect until the currently ongoing tender process for auditors has been finalised.

Additional information:
Pauli Heikkilä, Managing Director, tel. 020 460 7321
Risto Huopaniemi, Senior Vice President, Administration, tel. 020 460 7261


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