Kesla

Board of Kesla Oyj starting 5.3.2020

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, born 1967

Chairman of the board in Kesla Oyj since March 2014

  •     Master of Social Sciences
  •     Managing Director of Ässätekniikka Oy since 2007
  •     Kesla board member since February 2003

Key professional experience: 

  •  Makael Oy: Managing Director 2001 -
  •  Lipu Oy: Managing Director 1997 -
  •  Ässätekniikka Oy: Managing Director 2007-2017
  •  OTUS: Senior Researcher 1996 - 1997
  •  Parempi Vaihtoehto Eurooppalainen Suomi ry: Project Secretary 1994
  •  Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liitto: Vice President 1991

Key positions of trust:

  • Kesla Oyj: board member 2003-, chairmain of the board 2014-
  • Ässätekniikka Oy: board member 2007 - 2017
  • MFG Components Oy: board member 2010 - 2013

Ritva Toivonen, born 1962

Member of the board in Kesla Oyj since March 2013, Vice chairman of the board since 2017

  • Agriculture and Forestry Ph.D.
  • Dean, University of Helsinki, 2018 -
  • Docent, University of Helsinki, 2016 -
  • Member of the board, University of Helsinki, 2020-

Key professional experience

  • Managing Director, Rauma Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018
  • Business Director, Municipality of Säkylä, 2016 - 2017
  • Managing Director of Tapio Oy (The Center of Forestry Development)  2015-2016
  • Director, The Centre of Forestry Development Tapio 2008-2014
  • Pellervon taloustutkimus, Forestry Department:

    • Research Director, Economist 1997-2007

  • UN Forestry Forum: Consult, 2006
  • Forest Research Institute: Researcher, 1994-1996

Key positions of trust:

  • Kesla Oyj: Member of the board, 2013-
  • Finnish Natural Resources Institute LUKE: Member of the Board 2018-
  • SAMK Satakunta University for applied sciences: Member of the Board 2017-2018
  • Satakunta High Technology Foundation: Deputy Member of the Board 2016-
  • Innorew Center of Excellence (Slovenia): Scientific Board Member 2017-
  • Tapio Silva Oy: Chairman of the Board 2015-2016
  • Länsimetsä Ry: Member of the board 2012-2014
  • Lounametsä Ry: Member of the board 2015-
  • Metsäkustannus Oy: Chairman of the Board 2008-2016
  • PEFC Suomen metsäsertifiointi Ry: Chairman of the Board 2007-2012
  • Forestry Research Institute Metla: Member of Direction Group 2006-2008
  • Suomen Metsäyhdistys SMY: Member of the Board 2010-2016
  • Finnish Natural Resources Research Institute: Member of the board 2010-2015

 Ari Virtanen, born 1958

Member of the board in Kesla Oyj since March 2016.

  • MBA, Engineer (TMC, HHJ-PJ)
  • Managing Director, Advion Solutions Oy since 2009

Key professional experience:

  • Managing Director, Advion Solutions Oy, 2009-
  • Managing Director, Takoma Oyj, 2012–2014
  • Managing Director, Plastilon Oy, 2010–2012
  • Managing Director, Högfors, Oy 2007–2009
  • Managing Director, AS Finmec (Viro), 2004–2007
  • Sales Manager of Service Contract Business, Kalmar Oy, 1999–2004
  • Operative and Sales Director, Tamrock Oy ( Sandvik Mining & Construction) (Finland, USA, Mexico, South Africa), 1986–1999

Key positions of trust

  • Savo Solar Oyj: Member of the board 2018-
  • Innokas Medical: Chairman of the board 2017-2018
  • Proxion Oy: Chairman of the board 2017-
  • MFG Components Oy: Chairman of the board 2016-2017
  • Offshore Technology Center Oy: Member of the board, 2013–2015
  • AS Teraskompanjon (Estonia): Member of the supervisory board, 2011–2014
  • Plastilon Oy and Sulmu Oy: Chairman of the board, 2010–2012
  • AS Finmec (Estonia): Chairman of the board, 2004–2007

Vesa Tuomi, s. 1961

Member of the board in Kesla since March 2020.

  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Managing Director, Vestuom Consulting Oy, starting 2019 

Key professional experience:

  • Managing Director, Vestuom Consulting Oy 2019 -
  • Director of Business Development, partner, Ernst & Young Oy, 2003-2019
  • Global Sales Director, Ernst & Young Global 2002
  • Fujitsu, Director, EMEIA sales and partnerships, 2001-2002
  • Global Sales Director, ICL e-business 1999-2001
  • Sales Director, ICL Data Oy 1990 - 1999
  • Sales Manager, Nokia Data 1988-1990

Remuneration committee

Chairman Jouni Paajanen
Member Vesa Tuomi

Audit committee

Chairman Ritva Toivonen
Member Ari Virtanen