Members of the Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Jan Lång, b. 2 February 1957, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Chairman of the Board: Molok Oy 2016- and Antilooppi ky, 2015-; Member of the Board: Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi, 2013-
Relevant work experience: Huhtamäki Oy, several positions 1982-2003; Uponor Oyj, CEO 2003-2008; Ahlström Oyj, CEO 2009-2014
Chairman of Vapo’s Board of Directors 2015-
Chairman of the Personnel Committee 2015-

Vice Chairman of the Board 

Markus Tykkyläinen, b. 28 October 1973, M.Sc. (Energy Technology), eMBA (strategic management), M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (Finance)
Managing Director, Suur-Savon Sähkö Oy, 1 September 2016-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: Kymppivoima Tuotanto Oy, Kymppivoima Hankinta Oy and Järvi-Suomen Voima Oy; Elvera Oy; Power Deriva Oy, Voimapiha Oy and Etelä-Savo Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Board Lumme Energia Oy
Relevant work experience: Rovaniemen Energia Oy/Napapiirin Energia and Vesi Oy, Managing Director 2011-2016; Ranuan Bioenergia Oy, Managing Director 2015-2016; Vakka-Suomen Voima Oy, Development Director 2010- 2011; Kainuun Sähkö Oy/Graninge Kainuu Oy/Kainuun Energia Oy/E.ON Kainuu Oy, Design Engineer, Quality Manager, Environmental Director, Risk Manager, Development Manager 1998-2010
Member of the Board at Vapo 2016-
Vice Chairman of the Board at Vapo 2017
Member of the Audit Committee 2016- 

Members 

Tuomas Hyyryläinen, b. 1 December 1977, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Chief Growth Officer, Fiskars Oyj 1.9.2018-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust:
Relevant work experience: Neste Oyj, SVP Strategy and New Ventures 6/2014-9/2016, SVP Strategy 6/2012-6/2014; F-Secure Corporation, Senior Vice President; Emerging businesses, Neste Oyj, 14.9.2016-8/2018 Oyj, Vice President Strategy and M&A, 6/2010-6/2012; Nokia Corporation, several different positions, 2004-2010
Member of the Board at Vapo 2016-
Member of the Personnel Committee 2016-

Juhani Järvelä, b. 20 July 1956, M.Sc. (Eng.)
Managing Director, Oulu Energy Ltd 2010–
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Chairman of the Board: Voimapato Oy, Oulun Sähkönmyynti Oy and Oulun Energia Urakointi Oy; Board Member: Pohjolan Voima Oy, Kolsin Voima Oy and Oulu Chamber of Commerce
Relevant work experience: Fortek Oy, Managing Director 2005–2009; Stora Enso Oy, Development Director 1999–2004; Enso Group, Project Manager 1995–1998; Veitsiluoto Oy, 1985–1994; Orion Oy, 1983–1984; Metsäliiton Teollisuus Oy, 1980–1982
Board Member at Vapo 2017–
Member of the Personnel Committee 2017–

Risto Kantola, b. 15 March 1960, M.Sc. (Eng.)
Managing Director, Oulun Seudun Sähkö 1 August 2003–
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Chairman of the Board: Oulun Seudun Sähkö Verkkopalvelut Oy, Lakeuden Kuitu Oy, Pohjois-Suomen Voima Oy; Board Member: Svartisen Holding AS, Voimapato Oy, Kolsin Voima Oy, Eltel Networks Pohjoinen Oy, Solar Power Holding Oy
Relevant work experience: Oulu Energy Ltd, Production Director 1995–2003; Pohjolan Voima Oy, Design Engineer 1990–1995; Ekono Oy, Design Engineer 1986–1990
Board Member at Vapo 2009–2011, 2013–2015 and 2017–
Member of the Audit Committee 2009–2011 and 2017–
Member of the Personnel Committee 2013–2015  

Kirsi Puntila, b. 1  November 1970, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Altia Oyj 1.4.2014-
Relevant work experience:Altia Oyj, Spirits Category Director 2015-2016. Altia Oyj, Marketing Director, own brands 2014-2015. The Absolut Company/Pernod Ricard, Global Marketing Manager 2010-2014. Chivas Brothers/Pernod Ricard, Global Senior Brand Manager 2006-2010
Member of Marketing Executives Group Inc (MJR) 2016-
Member of the Board at Vapo 2018-

Minna Smedsten, b. 30 August 1976, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Group CFO, Taaleri Plc. 1 August 2013-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: Havsfrun Investment AB and Taaleri Equity Funds Ltd, Evervest Oy
Relevant work experience: GreenStream Network Plc, CFO 2009-2013; Kaupthing Bank Finland, Finance Manager 2005-2008; Norvestia Plc, IR & Finance Manager 2000-2004; Tuokko Deloitte & Touche, Auditor 1999-2000
Member of the Board at Vapo 2016-
Member of the Audit Committee 2016-

Maija Strandberg,  b. 20 April 1969, M.Sc. (Econ)
Senior Financial Councellor, Prime Minister’s office, Ownership steering (6/2019- )
Relevant concurrent positions of trust:
VR Group Oyj, member of the board, audit committee chair (6/2014-), Exel Composites Oyj, member of the board (3/2017 - )
Relevant work experience:
Uponor Oyj, CFO (3/2017 – 3/2019), VP Finance, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet (10/2015 – 3/2017), VP Finance, Paper Business Line, Valmet (01/2013 – 10/2015), Managing Director, ALSO Nordic Holding Oy (5/2008 – 6/2012), CFO, ALSO Nordic Holding Oy (3/2007 – 5/2008), Various Finance and operational management positions Timberjack / John Deere C&F Europe (6/1995 – 2/2007), Various positions, Huhtamäki Oy Leaf (5/1993 – 5/1995)

The Members of the Board of Directors do not own shares in Vapo.