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 


Stefan Damlin,
b. 2 May 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Managing Director, Vaasan Sähkö Oy 17 September 2018-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: Aktia Bank plc, EPV Energy Ltd. Deputy Member of the Board: Pohjolan Voima and Power-Deriva Oy.
Relevant work experience: Wärtsilä Finland Oy, Managing Director 2012–2018. Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Business Development Centre, global Industrial Operations 2011-2012. Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Business & Finance Centre, Engine Division 2005-2010. Finn-Power Group, General Manager, Finance and Group Treasury 2004-2005. Member of the Board: Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Company (China) 2015-2018; Wärtsilä Transmashholding (Russia) 2012-2014; DTS (the Netherlands) 2008-2011; Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce 2012-2015.
Member of the Board at Vapo 2020-
Member of the Audit Committee 2020-

Tuomas Hyyryläinen, b. 1 December 1977, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Executive Vice President, Fiskars Oyj 1 September 2018-
Relevant work experience: Neste Oyj, Senior Vice President,  Emerging businesses 9/2016-8/2018; Senior Vice President Strategy and New Ventures 6/2014-9/2016; Senior Vice President, Strategy 6/2012-6/2014. F-Secure Corporation, Senior 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-

Vesa Hätilä, b. 22 December 1969, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, CBM
Managing Director, Seinäjoen Energia Oy and Seiverkot Oy 1 October 2017-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: EPV Energia Oy, Seinäjoen Voima Oy, Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat Oy, Paikallisvoima ry, Vaskiluodon Voima Oy. Chairman of the Board: Voimajunkkarit Oy.
Relevant work experience: Koillis-Satakunnan Sähkö Oy, Managing Director 2014–2017. Sähkö-Virkeät Oy, Managing Director 2014-2017. Killin Voima Oy, Managing Director 2014-2017. Empower Oy, Sales Director 2002-2014. Football Association of Finland, football referee 2000-2014. ABB Oy, Enermet Oy and Oras Oy in the 1990s.
Member of the Board at Vapo 2020-
Member of the Personnel Committee 2020-

Kirsi Puntila, b. 1  November 1970, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Altia Oyj 1 April 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: Member of the Board and Member of the Audit Committee, chair: Nordic Morning Group, 3/2020-
Relevant work experience: Uponor Oyj, CFO 3/2017-3/2019. Valmet Oyj, CFO, Pulp and Energy Business Line 10/2015-3/2017; CFO Paper Business Line 1/2013-10/2015. ALSO Nordic Holding Oy, Managing Director 5/2008-6/2012; CFO 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.
Member of the Board at Vapo 2019-
Member of the Personnel Committee 2019-

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

According to the Board’s assessment, Maija Strandberg is not independent of major shareholders as she is employed by the State owner.