Metsäliitto Cooperative governance and Metsä Group management

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Representative Council is the highest decision making body of Metsäliitto Cooperative. Today it comprises 60 members, all of whom are forest ow​​ners. The members of the Representative Council are elected for four years by a postal ballot. The meeting of the Representative Council is comparable to the shareholders' meeting of a limited liability company.

The Supervisory Board comprises 30 members elected by the Representative Council and four members elected by Metsäliitto Cooperative's personnel. The Supervisory Board ensures that Metsäliitto Cooperative is managed in accordance with the rules and the decisions of the Representative Council and the Supervisory Board.

Metsäliitto Cooperative's Board of Directors consists of eight members elected from the members of Metsäliitto Cooperative as well as Metsäliitto's President and CEO. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that Metsäliitto Cooperative's and Metsä Group's operations and administration are appropriately organized and in accordance with the decisions of the Representative Council and the Supervisory Board.

Metsä Group's Executive Management Team is chaired by the President and CEO. The Management Team assists the President and CEO in business planning and prepares proposals to the Board of Directors.

Metsäliitto Cooperative's board of directors

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Martti Asunta (Chairman)

b. 1955
M.Sc (Forestry)
Metsäneuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Member of the Board since 2005
Chairman since 2008

Metsä Board Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board (2008–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2008–)
Metsä Tissue Corporation, Member of the Board (2008–)
Pellervo-Seura ry, Member of the Board (2008–), Chairman of the Board (2010–)
Pellervo-Media Oy, Chairman of the Board (2013–)
Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development, Member of the Board (2012–)
Cooperative Council of Finland, Chairman (2013–)
Kiinteistötoimisto Martti Asunta LKV, Entrepreneur (1995–2015)
Huoneistokeskus Oy, Branch Manager (2003–2005)
Municipality of Kuru, Project Manager (2001–2003)
Suomen Yhdyspankki, Bank Manager (1993–1995) Tampere Regional Savings Bank (SSP), Area Manager (1988–1993)
Federation of Forest Management Associations in Pohjois-Häme, Field Manager, Executive Manager (1982–1988)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 72,870

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 53,744 (B-share)

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Kari Jordan (Vice Chairman)

b. 1956
M.Sc (Economy)
Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Member and Vice Chairman of the Board since 2005

Metsä Group, President and CEO (2006–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, CEO (2004–)
Metsä Board Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2005–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2004–), Chairman (2006–)
Metsä Tissue Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2004–)
Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Member of the Board (2007–2011), Chairman (2012–2016)
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Member of the Board (2005–2016), Vice Chairman (2009–2011, 2013–2014), Member of the Board’s Working Committee (2015–2016)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2009–2011), Vice Chairman of the Board and Board’s Working Committee (2005–2009, 2014–), Member of the Board (2012–2013)
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board (2006–2012), Vice Chairman of the Board (2013), Chairman of the Board (2014), Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2015–)
Holds several positions of trust in foundations and non-profit associations

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 5,448

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 800,000 (B-share)

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Arto Hiltunen

b. 1958
MSc (Economy)

Member of the Board since 2007

Metsä Tissue Corporation, Member of the Board (2010–)
SOK Corporation, CEO and Chairman of the Board (2007–2009)
Cooperative Society Elanto, Managing Director, (2004–2007), Chairman of the Board (2005–2007)
Cooperative Elanto, following the merger decision, Managing Director (2003)
Helsinki Cooperative Society HOK, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board (1998–2003)
Veho Group Oy AB, Member of the Board (2011–), Chairman of the Board (2012–)
Talent Vectia Oy, Member of the Board (2010–2015)
SRV Group Plc, Member of the Board (2010–)
Posti Corporation, Member of the Board (2010–), Chairman (2011–)
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Member of the Board of (2010–2015), Vice Chairman (2016–)
Yliopiston Apteekki,  Member of the Board (2015–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 1,170

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: no ownership

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Jussi Linnaranta

b. 1972
M.Sc (Agriculture and Forestry)
Agronomist

Member of the Board since 2017

Metsäliitto Cooperative, Member of the Supervisory Board (2004–2016)
Agricultural entrepreneur (2001–)
Thermal entrepreneur (2003–)
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Information and Research Centre, various positions (1997–2007)
Pohjois-Savo Cooperative bank, Member of the representative Council (2014–)
The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Member of the Energy Committee (2007–2008, 2014–2016)
Kalakukko 2006 ry, Member of the LEADER Operational Committee and the Board (2001–2006)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: 78,350 euros

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: No ownership

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Leena Mörttinen

b. 1967

M.Sc (Economy)
Doctor of Social Sciences (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2016

Finnish Family Firms Association, Managing director (2015–)
Confederation of Finnish Industries, Director, Competence and Growth (2012–2015)
Nordea, various management positions (2006–2012) Bank of Finland, Financial Stability and Statistics department, Advisor (2005–2006)
European Central Bank, Senior Economist (2002–2005)
Bank of Finland, Financial Stability department, Economist (1999–2002)
University of Helsinki, Researcher (1995–1999)
Kansallisteatterin Säätiö, Member of the Board (2015–)
University of Oulu, Member of Investment Committee (2013–)
Scout Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011–)
Sibelius Academy Foundation, Member of the Board (2015–2016)
Finnish Biathlon Association, Vice Chairman of the Board (2013–2016)
LähiTapiola Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Board (2013)
Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, Member of the Board (2012–2013)
University of Oulu, Vice Chairman of the Board (2010–2013)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 2,550

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: no ownership

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Juha Parpala

b. 1967
Agrologist

Member of the Board since 2009

Farmer (1994–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, District Committee (1997–), Member of the Supervisory Board (2001–2008)
Simon Turvejaloste Oy, Member of the Board (2011–)
Vapo Oy, Member of the Supervisory Board (2009)
Osuuskunta Pohjolan Maito, Member of the Board (2006–2007)
Parish of Simo, Member of the Church Council (2015–)
Municipality of Simo, positions of trust

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 23,490

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 1,087 (B-share)

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Timo Saukkonen

b. 1963
M.Sc (Agriculture and Forestry)

Member of the Board since 2007

Farmer (1992–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, various positions of trust (1995–)
Delegation of Pellervo, Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives, Member (2008–)
Simpele Cooperative Bank, Member of the Supervisory Board (2000–), Chairman (2011–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 88,173

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 4,600 (B-share)

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Mikael Silvennoinen

​b. 1956
M.Sc (Economy)

Member of the Board since 2015

IMS Talent Oy, Chairman of the Board (2013–)
Pohjola Bank plc, Managing Director (1997–2013)
Pohjola Bank plc, various management positions (1989–1997)
Wärtsilä Group, various management positions (1983–1989)
Konecranes Plc, Member of the Board (2008–2015)
Orion Corporation, Member of the Board (2014–)
Hartwall Capital Ltd, Member of the Board (2014–)
Pontos Group, Member of the Board (2014–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 195

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 14,000 (B-share)


 

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Antti Tukeva

b. 1953
Agronomist
Maanviljelysneuvos
(Finnish honorary title)

Member of the Board since 2009

Osuuskunta Maitosuomi, CEO, Member of the Board (2007–2015)
Osuuskunta Normilk, CEO (1994–2015)
Osuuskunta Maitojaloste, CEO, Member of the Board (1991–2006)
Arola and Vaara farms, Farming and forestry (1985–)
LähiTapiola Southern Ostrobothnia, Member of the Board (2012–2015)
Lakeus Local Insurance Mutual Company, Vice Chairman of the Board (2006–2012)
Several positions of trust in agrifood organisations (1985–2015)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: EUR 41,504

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 3,479 (B-share)

Metsä Group management team​

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Kari Jordan

b. 1956
M.Sc (Economy)
Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

President and CEO, Metsä Group Member of the Executive Management Team since 2005

Metsä Group, President and CEO (2006–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, CEO (2004–),  Vice Chairman of the Board (2005–)
Metsä Board Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2005–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2004–), Chairman of the Board (2006–)
Metsä Tissue Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2004–)
Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Member of the Board (2007–2011), Chairman of the Board (2012–2016)
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Member of the Board (2005–2016), Vice Chairman (2009–2011, 2013–2014), Member of the Board’s Working Committee (2015–2016)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2009–2011), Vice Chairman of the Board and Board’s Working Committee (2005–2009, 2014–), Member of the Board (2012–2013)
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board (2006–2012), Vice Chair man of the Board (2013), Chairman of the Board (2014), Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2015–)
Holds several positions of trust in foundations and non-profit associations

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Coopera-tive on 31 December 2016: EUR 5,448

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 800,000 (B-share)

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Petri Helsky

b. 1966
M.Sc (Chemical Engineering)
M.Sc (Economy)

CEO, Metsä Tissue Corporation Member of the Executive Management Team since 2015

Metsä Tissue Corporation, CEO (2015–)
Kemira Oyj, President, (Paper and Region APAC), Member of the management team (2008–2015)
Kemira ChemSolutions, Vice President (2007–2008)
Solvay Group, several management positions (1993–2007)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: no ownership

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Ilkka Hämälä

b. 1961
M.Sc (Engineering)
CEO, Metsä Fibre Oy

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

Metsä Fibre Oy, CEO (2008–)

Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (now Metsä Fibre Oy), various management positions in since 1988
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Vice Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2012–2013), Member of the Board (2014–), Chairman of the Labour Market Committee (2017–)
Pohjolan Voima Oy, Deputy Member of the Board (2009–)
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board (2009–)
Delegation of Excellence Finland, Member (2008–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 103,551 (B-share)

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Mika Joukio

b. 1964
M.Sc (Technology)
MBA

CEO, Metsä Board Corporation
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2012

Metsä Board Corporation, CEO (2014–)
Metsä Tissue Corporation, CEO (2012–2014)
M-real Corporation (now Metsä Board Corporation), Head of Consumer Packaging (2006–2012)
Metsä-Serla Corporation and M-real Corporation (now Metsä Board Corporation), various positions in management since 1990

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: 19,930

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 186,348 (B-share)

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Esa Kaikkonen

b. 1969
LL.M

Executive Vice President, Metsä Wood
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

Metsä Wood, Executive Vice President (2013–)
Executive Vice President, Strategy, Metsä Group (1 March 2017–)
Metsä Group, General Counsel (2003–2013)
Metsäliitto Group, Legal counsel (2000–2003)
Metsä-Serla Corporation, (now Metsä Board Corporation), Legal counsel (1998–2000)
Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries, Chairman of the Board (2015–)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Sawmill industry committee, member (2013–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2017–)
Pohjolan Voima Oy, Member of the Board (2017–)
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board (2017–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 124,871 (B-share)

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Juha Mäntylä

b. 1961
M.Sc (Agriculture and Forestry) Forester
Metsäneuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Executive Vice President, Metsä Forest
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

Metsä Forest, Executive Vice President (2008–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, various positions in since 1988
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2008–)
Finsilva Oyj, Member of the Board (2007–)
Etelä-Pohjanmaa Forestry Centre and Enso Forest Development Ltd, previously various positions
CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), Member of Forest Committee (2012–2014)
Swedish Forest Industries Federation, Member of the Forest Committee (2011–)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Chairman of the Forest Committee (2010–)
Finnish Forest Foundation, Chairman of the Board (2010–2014), Member of the Board (2015–)
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Chairman of the Board (2015–)
Pellervo Economic Research, Member of the Board (2011–2015)
Suomen Puukauppa Oy, Member of the Board (2016–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: 239,450

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 86,694 (B-share)

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Vesa-Pekka Takala

b. 1966
M.Sc (Enocomy)

Chief Financial Officer,  Metsä Group
Deputy Managing Director, Metsäliitto Cooperative
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2010

Metsä Group, Chief Financial Officer (2010–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, Deputy Managing Director (2017–)
Metsä Group Treasury Oy, Chairman of the Board (2013–)  
Outotec Group, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance (2006–2010), member of the management team, deputy to the CEO
Outokumpu Group, Chief Financial Officer (2001–2006), Member of the management team (2005
Outokumpu Group, previously management positions in the financial administration

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2016: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 117,271 (B-share)

Composition of the representative council

 The Representative Council of Metsäliitto Cooperative consists of the following 60 members in the four-year term 1.7.2015–30.6.2019:
​Farmer
Juha Anttila, Mänttä-Vilppula
​Farmer, Member of Parliament
Mats Nylund, Pedersören kunta
​Master of Science, Agricultural Entrepreneur
Aila Haikkonen, Pori
​​Reindeer Herder, Rural Entrepreneur
Eero Oinas-Panuma, Pudasjärvi
​Farmer
Jorma Hanhimäki, Kauhava
Farming Entrepreneur, Lecturer
Jari Orjala, Kannus
Farmer
​Jaakko Halkilahti, Salo
​​Rural Entrepreneur
Kari Pekonen, Parikkala
​Farmer
Matti Hiekka, Ikaalinen
​Farming Entrepreneur
Juho Pietilä, Loimaa
​Account Manager
Martti Hiltunen, Kaavi
Farmer
Petri Purhonen, Enonkoski
​Farmer
Heikki Häppölä, Orimattila
​​Forestry Engineer
Ari Pylkkänen, Rantasalmi
​Forestry Entrepreneur
Matti J. Härkönen, Sotkamo
​​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Tuomo Raininko, Kankaanpää
​M.Sc. Forestry
Harri Isomuotia, Hämeenkyrö
​Farmer
Antti Rautiola, Oulainen

​Farmer                     
Aarne Jänkälä, Rovaniemi

​Farmer
Jukka Ruusuvirta, Kivijärvi
Farmer, Agrologist
Maarit Kallio, Sastamala
Timo Saviniemi, Hämeenlinna
​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
​Rural Entrepreneur
Antti Kankaanpää, Orivesi
Member of Parliament
Mikko Savola, Ähtäri
​​​Farmer
Asko Karhunen, Suonenjoki
​Farmer
Atso Sipola, Oulu
Director, Forestry
Jyrki Ketola, Helsinki
​​Rural Entrepreneur
Antti Sirviö, Kemijärvi
Agrologist, Farmer
Ari Kivenmäki, Kuortane​
Vicar
Mauno Soronen, Haapavesi
​Farmer, Senior Lawyer
Esko Kiviranta, Sauvo
​Farmer
Ilkka Säynätjoki, Kuhmoinen
​Research Manager, Licentiate of Science
(Agriculture and Forestry)
Kati Kontinen, Ristiina
​Farmer
Paavo Tanskanen, Polvijärvi
​​Farming Entrepreneur
Jaakko Koskinen, Hamina
​​Machine Entrepreneur, Farmer
Terho Tasanen, Nousiainen
​Forest Owner
Aulis Kurtti, Kuusamo
​​Quality Manager, Farming Entrepreneur
Antti-Lassi Tikka, Kiuruvesi
Farmer
Katri Könönen, Tohmajärvi
​Forest Technician, Farming and Forest Entrepreneur
Matti Tolvanen, Varkaus
​​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Markku Laitinen, Kangasniemi
​Agrologist, Farmer
Pasi Tuominen, Eura
​Farmer
Tommi Lunttila, Äänekoski
Farmer, salesman
Kim Tyskas, Lapinjärvi
​Farmer
Tomas Långgård, Maalahti
Forestry Entrepreneur, Technology student
Kirsi Uotila, Helsinki
Forestry Entrepreneur
Timo Minkkinen, Viitasaari
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry)
Tuula Vanhatalo, Hyvinkää
​Public Health Nurse
Heli Moilanen, Paltamo
​Farmer
​Mikael Vidlund, Närpiö
​​Forestry Entrepreneur
Tiina Morri, Virrat
Entrepreneur
Jukka Virnala, Jalasjärvi
​Farmer
Arto Mäntylä, Kurikka​
​​​Forestry Engineer
Johan Wasberg, Mustasaari
​Product Manager, Farmer
Jari Nevavuori, Uusikaupunki
​​Farmer
Aatto Ylimartimo, Tervola
​​Farmer, Forest Machine Entrepreneur
Henry Niemelä, Lapua
Farmer
Päivi Ylä-Outinen, Lappeenranta
Forestry Entrepreneur
Mika Nybacka, Haapajärvi
​Farmer
​Reino Ylönen, Hankasalmi

Composition of the Supervisory board

Chairman Juha Paajanen, Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur, Savonlinna
Deputy Chairman Master of Social Sciences Ahti Siponen, Kiuruvesi

​Members
​Farmer
Matti Alatalo, Soini
​Agrologist
Pirkko Laitinen, Utajärvi
​Farmer
Johan Björkenheim, Isokyrö
​​Farmer
Jukka Lappalainen, Pielavesi
​Agrologist
Mats Brandt, Kokkola
Farmer
Petri Lauttia, Renko
​Forestry entrepreneur
Teuvo Hatva, Kajaani
​Farmer
Anders Lillandt, Kristiinankaupunki
​​Farmer
Tapani Haukilahti, Veteli
Farmer
Mårten Malmström, Espoo
​Agrologist
Ville Hirvonen, Rääkkylä
​Farmer
Antti-Jussi Mikkola, Pälkäne
Farmer
Antti Isotalo, Alahärmä
​​Agrologist
Timo Nikula, Laitila
​​Executive Manager
Risto Junttila, Kemijärvi
Farmer
Jyrki Savolainen, Laukaa
Farmer
Antti Jäärni, Simo
​Farmer
Mikko Tolonen, Suomussalmi
​Farmer
Esko Kinnunen, Pieksämäki
​Editor, farmer
Matti Turtiainen, Kerimäki

Specialist, farmer
Airi Kulmala, Nousiainen

​​Farmer
Petri Kuutti, Kouvola

​Farmer
Ilkka Uusitalo, Salo

Farmer
Jukka Vanhatalo, Siikainen

Agrologist
Timo Kässi, Uurainen

Agronomist
Jari Laineenoja, Huittinen

Farmer
Anders Wasström, Raasepori

Forestry engineer
Matti Äijö, Ikaalinen

Personnel representatives

Keskinen Matti, Forest Specialist, 
Wood trade and Forestry services, Lahti
Koljonen Timo, Solution Owner, Helsinki
Naukkarinen Janne, Chief Shop Steward, Savonlinna
Tuhkanen Marko, Maintenance Supervisor Electric and Automation, Äänekoski

See also