Deputy Chair (Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee)
Mikael Aro, b. 1965, eMBA.
Independence: He is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.
Domicile: Tuusula, Finland.
Principal occupation: Senior industry adviser: Triton-Partners.
Main employment history: VR-Group Ltd: President and CEO, Carlsberg Breweries AS: Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: CEO.
Main positions of trust: Suomen Kansallisteatterin Osakeyhtiö: member of the Board 2012-, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2010-, Mehiläinen Oy: member of the Board 2016-. Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK): member of the Board 2013-2016, Service Sector Employers PALTA: member of the Board 2011-2016 and Deputy Chair 2011-2016, East Office of Finnish Industries: member of the Board 2009-2016 and Deputy Chair 2015-2016, Nordic Cinema Group: Chair of the Board 2013-2015, Altia Plc: member of the Board 2010-2015, Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry: Chair of the Board 2007-2008, The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL): First Deputy Chair of the Board 2007-2008, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC): member of the Board 2010-2014, Carlsberg Danmark AS: Chair of the Board 2007-2009, Finnkino Ltd: Chair of the Board 2012-2013, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: member of the Board 2008-2009.
Board member since: 13 April 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.
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