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; Chairman of the Board: Elvera 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-
Member of the Audit Committee 2016- 

Members 

Tuomas Hyyryläinen, b. 1 December 1977, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Senior Vice President, Emerging businesses, Neste Oyj, 14 September 2016-
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: Nynas Ab
Relevant work experience: Neste Corporation, SVP, Strategy and New Ventures 6/2014-9/2016, SVP Strategy 6/2012-6/2014; F-Secure Corporation, 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, Pohjois-Suomen Voima Oy; Board Member: Svartisen Holding AS, Voimapato Oy, Kolsin Voima Oy, SF Power Company, Eltel Networks Pohjoinen 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  

Pirita Mikkanen, b. 15 February1966, D.Sc. (Tech.)
Partner, TM System Finland Oy
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Executive Board: Finnfund Oy; Member of the Board: Pihita Oy, Enersize Oy and GloCell Ltd Oy; Chairman of the Board: Lifa Air Oy
Relevant work experience: GreenStream Network Oy, Executive Vice President 2010-2014, Climate Opportunity Fund and Fine Post 2012; Carbon Fund, Fund Manager 2011-2013; KemiCell Oy, CEO 2009-2013; GloCell Oy, CEO 2009-2010; PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Senior Manager 2008-2009; Labtium Oy (Geological Survey of Finland), Business Area Director 2006-2008; Gaia Consulting Oy, Business Director 2005-2006; Dekati Oy, Business Director 2000-2005
Member of the Board at Vapo 2014-
Member of the Audit Committee 2014-

Minna Pajumaa, b. 19 April 1963, M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA
Senior Financial Specialist, Prime Minister’s Office
Relevant concurrent positions of trust: Member of the Board: Veikkaus Oy, Gasonia Oy and Terrafame Group Oy
Relevant work experience:HSH Nordbank AG, Client Executive 2004-2008, Project Manager 2002-2004; SEB, Vice President 1998-2002; Suomen Vientiluotto Oy, Regional Representative Singapore, Assistant Regional Representative Hong Kong and other positions 1990-1998
Member of the Board at Vapo 2013-
Member of the Audit Committee 2013-2014
Chairman of the Personnel Committee 2014-2015, member 2015-

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
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-

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