Introduction of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the Company´s governance and proper organization of the operations. The Board of Directors comprises of three to seven (37) members and in addition it may have one to three (13) deputy members. The Annual General Meeting shall elect the members of the Board of Directors for a term which expires at the end of the following Annual General Meeting. The number of terms for the members of the Board of Directors is not limited. The Board of Directors selects a Chairman among its members.
The Board conducts an annual evaluation of the independence of its members in accordance with recommendation 10. A member of the Board is required to submit to the Company the information necessary to conduct the evaluation of independence. A Board member is also required to notify the Company of any changes in information relating to independence.
The Annual General Meeting held on April 10, 2019 decided that the Board of Directors shall comprise six (6) members. Ms. Riitta Tiuraniemi, Mr. Seppo Mäkinen, Mr. Juha Putkiranta, Mr. Petri Toljamo and Mr. Erkki Veikkolainen were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors for a term of office expiring at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Further, Mr. Pekka Kemppainen was elected as the new member of the Board of Directors for a corresponding term of office. At its assembly meeting held on April 10, 2019, the Board of Directors has elected Mr. Erkki Veikkolainen Chairman of the Board. Further, the Board has resolved to keep the Audit Committee. Mr. Juha Putkiranta (Chairman of the committee) and Ms. Riitta Tiuraniemi were elected as members of the Audit Committee and authorized public accountant Seppo Laine was invited to the Audit Committee as external advisor of the Board of Directors.