Board of Directors

The term of office of each Board member, in accordance with the Articles of Association, is three years with the term starting at the close of the General Meeting electing the member (13 April 2015) and expiring at the close of the third Annual General Meeting after the election (in 2018).

Board members’ shareholdings

As a result of the Market Abuse Regulation ((EU) N:o 596/2014, ”MAR”) that entered into force on 3 July 2016, the information on the Shareholdings of public insiders pages is not updated after 3 July 2016 and will be removed from the link referred to above on 2 July 2017.

 

Chair (Chair of the Remuneration Committee)
Esa Kiiskinen, b. 1963, Business College Graduate.
Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (chain agreement) but to be independent of its significant shareholders.

Domicile:
Helsinki, Finland.
Principal occupation: Food r
etailer.
Main employment history: K-food retailer since 1990.
Main positions of trust: Taaleri Plc: member of the Board 2014-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Chair of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs 2012-2014, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Vice-Chair of the Board 2012-2014, Finnish Family Firms Association: member of the Board 2011-2012, The Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: Chair of the Board 2008-2012, Saija ja Esa Kiiskinen Oy: Chair of the Board 1995-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2008-2012, K-Retailers' Association: Chair of the Board 2008-2012, Vähittäiskaupan Tilipalvelu VTP Oy: member of the Board 2008-2012.
Board member since: 30 March 2009.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2014: a total of 107,350 A shares held by him and his company.
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 107,350 A shares held by him and his company.

 

 

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 13 April 2015: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.

  

 

Jannica Fagerholm, b. 1961, M. Sc. (Econ.).
(Chair of the Audit Committee)
Independence: She is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Principal occupation: Managing Director.
Main employment history: Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation: Managing Director 2010-, SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank: Managing Director 1999-2010, Handelsbanken Liv Finland: Country Director 1998-1999.
Main positions of trust: Sampo plc: member of the Board 2013-, Teleste Corporation: member of the Board 2013-, Kelonia Ab, member of the Board 2010-, Veritas Pension Insurance, member of the Supervisory Board 2010-, The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, member of the Board 2015-, member of the Financial Board 2001-2015, Eira Hospital Ltd: member of the Board 2010-, Hanken School of Economics: member of the Board 2008-, Aktia Abp: member of the Board 2012-2013, Partiosäätiö foundation: member of the Board 1997-2013. 
Kesko shares held:
As at 18 February 2016:
None.

 

 

Matti Kyytsönen, b. 1949, Master of Science (Economics).
(Member of the Audit Committee)
Independence: He is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Principal occupation: Silverback Consulting Oy: Chair of the Board.
Main employment history: ISS Palvelut Oy: Managing Director 1992-2006, Esselte Oy: Managing Director 1984-1992, Oy Perkko: Managing Director 1983-1984, Tietoura-Yhtiöt Oy: Marketing Director 1981-1983, Oy Foto-Nyblin Ab: Finance and Marketing Manager 1977-1981, Insinööritoimisto Oy Vesto: Accounting Manager 1974-1976, Oy Mobil Oil Ab: Financial Analyst 1973-1974.
Main positions of trust: Eltel AB: member of the Board 2007-, Lindström Invest Oy: member of the Board 2009-, KP Tekno Oy: member of the Board 2006-, Port of Helsinki Ltd: member of the Board 2015-, Esperi Care Oy: member of the Board 2008-2016, Oy Center-Inn Ab: member of the Board 2007-2012, Kiinteistöpalvelut ry: Chair of the Board 1996-2001 and 2005-2006, Palvelutyönantajat ry: member of the Board 1996-2001, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK): member of the Board 2005-2006, The Unemployment Insurance Fund: member and Chair of the Supervisory Board 1999-2006, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 1998-2006.
Board member since: 13 April 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 13 April 2015:
 a total of 185 Kesko B shares held by him.
As at 31 December 2015:
 a total of 185 Kesko B shares held by him.

  

Matti Naumanen, b. 1957, trade technician.
Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (entity controlled by him has a chain agreement with a Kesko Group company) but to be independent of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Joensuu, Finland.
Principal occupation: Retailer.
Main employment history: K-retailer since 1982.
Main positions of trust: The K-Retailers’ Association’s Agricultural and Building and Home Improvement Retailers’ Club: Chair of the Board 2009-2016. Former positions of trust: The K-Retailers’ Association: member of the Board 2009-2016, registered association Nurmeksen Yrittäjät: Chair of the Board, registered association Joensuun Yrittäjät: Chair of the Board.
Kesko shares held:
As at 18 February: a total of 20,064 A shares held by him and entities controlled by him.

 

Anu Nissinen, b. 1963, Master of Science (Economics).
(Member of the Remuneration Committee)
Independence: She is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Principal occupation: Managing Director, Digma Design.
Main employment history: Sanoma Media Finland Oy: CEO 2011-2013, Sanoma Entertainment Finland: President 2008-2011, Welho/Helsinki Televisio Oy: Managing Director 2004-2008, Helsinki Televisio Oy: Marketing Director  2001-2004, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: several marketing duties 1990-2000.
Main positions of trust: DNA Ltd:member of the Board 2010-2012 and 2014-, F-Secure Corporation: member of the Board 2010-, Siili Solutions Plc: member of the Board 2014-, Viestilehdet Oy: member of the Board 2015-, Era Content Oy: Managing Director 2014-2015 and Chair of the Board 2016.
Board member since: 13 April 2015.
Kesko shares held:
As at 13 April 2015:
No shares.
As at 31 December 2015: No shares.

 

 

Toni Pokela, b. 1973, Retailer, EMBA.
Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (chain agreement) and of significant shareholders (Chair of the Board of a significant Company shareholder, the K-Retailers’ Association).

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.
Principal occupation: Food retailer.
Main employment history: K-food retailer since 1997.
Main positions of trust: Pokela Oy Iso Omena: member of the Board and Managing Director 1998-, Iso Omenan Yrittäjäyhdistys ry: Chair of the Board 2003-, Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: Chair of the Board 2016-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2017-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Skilled Workforce Committee 2014-2016, member of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs 2017-, K-Retailers' Association: Chair of the Board 2016-, member of the Board 2008-2012, K-instituutti Oy: Deputy Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy: member of the Board 2010-2012, K-Food Retailers' Club: Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Deputy Chair 2008-2010, Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2010-2011.
Member of the Board since: 16 April 2012.
Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2014: a total of 179,400 A shares held by the company controlled by him.
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 179,400 A shares held by the company controlled by him.

 

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