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)

Born 1955, MSc (Forestry), Metsäneuvos (Finnish honorary title)
Member of the Board since 2005, Chairman since 2008

  • Huoneistokeskus Oy, Branch Manager (2003–2005)
  • Municipality of Kuru, Project Manager (2001–2003)
  • Kiinteistötoimisto Martti Asunta LKV, entrepreneur (1995–)
  • 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)
  • 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–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 71,840 

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 47,271 B shares.

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Kari Jordan (Vice Chairman)

Born 1956, MSc (Econ.), vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)
Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board since 2005

  • President and CEO, Metsä Group (2006–)
  • CEO, Metsäliitto Cooperative (2004–)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2005–)
  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2004–)
  • Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2004–), Chairman (2006–)
  • Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Member of the Board (2007–2011), Chairman of the Board
    (2012–)
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK , Member of the Board (2005–), Vice Chairman (2009–2011, 2013–2014), member of the Board’s Working Committee (2015–)
  • 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), Deputy 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 2015: EUR 520

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 450,000 B shares.

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Arto Hiltunen

Born 1958, MSc (Econ.)
Member of the Board since 2007

  • SOK Corporation, CEO and Chairman of the Board (2007–2009)
  • Managing Director, Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto (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)
  • Yliopiston Apteekki, member of the Board (2015–)
  • Veho Group Oy AB, member of the Board (2011–), chairman of the Board (2012–)
  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, member of the Board (2010–)
  • 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 (2010–2015), Vice-Chairman of the Board  (2016–) 
  • Talent Vectia Oy, member of the Board (2010–2015)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 1, 040

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: -

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Jussi Linnaranta

b. 1972
M.Sc (Agriculture and Forestry)
Member of the Board since 2017

• 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)
• Metsäliitto Cooperative, member of the Supervisory Board (2004–2016)
• 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

Born 1967

Kauppatieteiden maisteri
Valtiotieteiden tohtori
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)
     
  • Sibelius Academy Foundation, member of the Board (2015-)
  • LocalTapiola 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)
  • University of Oulu, Investment Committee, member (2013-)
  • Finnish Biathlon Association, Vice Chairman of the Board (2013-)
  • Scout Foundation, member of the Supervisory Board (2011-)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 2,550  

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: -

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Juha Parpala

Born 1967, agrologist
Member of the Board since 2009

  • Farmer (1994–)
  • Simon Turvejaloste Oy, Member of the Board (2011–)
  • Metsäliitto Cooperative, District Committee (1997–), Member of the Supervisory Board (2001–2008)
  • Osuuskunta Pohjolan Maito, Member of the Board (2006–2007)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 21,494

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 1,087 B shares.

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Mikael Silvennoinen

​Born 1956, M.Sc. (Econ)
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–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 195

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 14,000 B shares.

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Timo Saukkonen

Born 1963, MSc (Agriculture and Forestry)
Member of the Board since 2007

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

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR
76,999

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 4,007 B shares.

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Antti Tukeva

Born 1953, agronomist, Maanviljelysneuvos (Finnish honorary title)
Member of the Board since 2009

  • Osuuskunta Maitosuomi, CEO (2007–2015)
  • Osuuskunta Normilk, CEO (1994–2015)
  • Osuuskunta Maitojaloste, CEO (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)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2015: EUR 31,153

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2015: 3,479 B shares

Metsä Group management team​

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Kari Jordan

Born 1956
Metsä Group’s President and CEO
MSc (Econ.), vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2005

  • President and CEO, Metsä Group (2006–)
  • CEO, Metsäliitto Cooperative (2004–)
  • Metsäliitto Cooperative, Vice-Chairman of the Board (2005–)
  • Metsä Board Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2005–)
  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2004–)
  •  Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2004–), Chairman (2006–)
  • Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Member of the Board (2007–2011), Chairman of the Board (2012–)
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK , Member of the Board (2005–), Vice Chairman (2009–2011, 2013–2014), member of the Board’s Working Committee (2015–)
  • 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 shares.

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Hannu Anttila

​Born 1955
MSc (Econ.)
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2005

  • Metsä Group, Executive Vice-President, Strategy (2006–)
  • M-real Corporation (now Metsä Board Corporation), CEO (2005–2006)
  • Metsäliitto Group, Chief Financial Officer (2003–2004)
  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, CEO, (1998–2003)
  • Previously various management positions with Metsä-Botnia and Metsä Serla Corporation (now Metsä Fibre and Metsä Board)
  • Pohjolan Voima Oy, Member of the Board (2009–)
  • Tapiola Mutual Life Assurance Company, Member of the Advisory Board (2011–)
  • Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board (2007–)
  • Metsä Tissue Corporation, Member of the Board (2004–)
  • Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2004–)
  • Metsä Group Financial Services Ltd., Chairman of the Board (2010–2013)

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

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: 146,588

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Petri Helsky

Born 1966
M.Sc (Chemical Engineering), M.Sc (Economy)
CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation
Member of the Executive Management Team as of 16.4.2015

  • 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: -

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2016: -

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Ilkka Hämälä

Born 1961
MSc (Eng.)
CEO of Metsä Fibre Oy
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

  • Metsä Fibre Oy, CEO (2008–)
  • Has previously held various management positions in Metsä Fibre Oy
  • Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Vice Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2012–2013), Member of the Board (2014–)
  • 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: -

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

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Mika Joukio

Born 1964
MSc (Tech), MBA
CEO of 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)
  • Various positions in management tasks at Metsä-Serla and M-real (now Metsä Board Corporation) since 1990

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

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

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Esa Kaikkonen

Born 1969
LLM
Executive Vice President, Metsä Wood
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

  • Executive Vice President, Metsä Wood (2013–)
  • 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–)

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

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

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Juha Mäntylä

Born 1961
MSc (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–)
  • Previously various positions in Metsäliitto Cooperative
  • Previously various positions in Etelä-Pohjanmaa Forestry Centre and Enso Forest Development Ltd.
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland, Chairman of the Board (2015–)
  • CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), Forest Committee, member (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–)
  • Pellervo Economic Research, Member of the Board (2011–)
  • Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2008–)
  • Finsilva Oyj, Member of the Board (2007–)

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

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

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Vesa-Pekka Takala

Born 1966
MSc (Econ.)
Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2010

  • Metsä Group, Chief Financial Officer (2010–)
  • 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)
  • Previously management positions in the financial administration of Outokumpu Group
  • Metsä Group Treasury Oy, Chairman of the Board (2013–)

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

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

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
​Forestry Entrepreneur
Mika Nybacka, Haapajärvi
​Master of Science, Agricultural Entrepreneur
Aila Haikkonen, Pori
​Farmer, Member of Parliament
Mats Nylund, Pedersören kunta
​Farmer
Jorma Hanhimäki, Kauhava
​Reindeer Herder, Rural Entrepreneur
Eero Oinas-Panuma, Pudasjärvi
​Farmer
Matti Hiekka, Ikaalinen
​Farming Entrepreneur, Lecturer
Jari Orjala, Kannus
​Account Manager
Martti Hiltunen, Kaavi
​Rural Entrepreneur
Kari Pekonen, Parikkala
​Farmer
Heikki Häppölä, Orimattila
​Farming Entrepreneur
Juho Pietilä, Loimaa
​Forestry Entrepreneur
Matti J. Härkönen, Sotkamo
​Farmer
Petri Purhonen, Enonkoski
​M.Sc. Forestry
Harri Isomuotia, Hämeenkyrö
​Forestry Engineer
Ari Pylkkänen, Rantasalmi

​Farmer                     
Aarne Jänkälä, Rovaniemi

​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Tuomo Raininko, Kankaanpää
Farmer, Agrologist
Maarit Kallio, Sastamala
​Farmer
Antti Rautiola, Oulainen
​Rural Entrepreneur
Antti Kankaanpää, Orivesi
​Farmer
Jukka Ruusuvirta, Kivijärvi
​​Farmer
Asko Karhunen, Suonenjoki
​Member of Parliament
Mikko Savola, Ähtäri
​Director, Forestry
Jyrki Ketola, Helsinki
​Farmer
Jyrki Savolainen, Laukaa
​Agrologist, Farmer
Ari Kivenmäki, Kuortane
​Farmer
Atso Sipola, Oulu
​Farmer, Senior Lawyer
Esko Kiviranta, Sauvo
​Rural Entrepreneur
Antti Sirviö, Kemijärvi
​Research Manager, Licentiate of Science
(Agriculture and Forestry)
Kati Kontinen, Ristiina
​Vicar
Mauno Soronen, Haapavesi
​Farming Entrepreneur
Jaakko Koskinen, Hamina
​Farmer
Ilkka Säynätjoki, Kuhmoinen
​Forest Owner
Aulis Kurtti, Kuusamo
​Farmer
Paavo Tanskanen, Polvijärvi
​Farmer
Katri Könönen, Tohmajärvi
​Machine Entrepreneur, Farmer
Terho Tasanen, Nousiainen
​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Markku Laitinen, Kangasniemi
​Quality Manager, Farming Entrepreneur
Antti-Lassi Tikka, Kiuruvesi
​Farmer
Petri Lauttia, Renko
​Forest Technician, Farming and Forest Entrepreneur
Matti Tolvanen, Varkaus
​Farmer
Anders Lillandt, Kristiinankaupunki
​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
​​Farmer
Ilkka Uusitalo, Salo
​Public Health Nurse
Heli Moilanen, Paltamo
​Bachelor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry)
Tuula Vanhatalo, Hyvinkää
​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

Composition of the Supervisory board

Chairman Hannu Järvinen, agronomist, Janakkala
Deputy Chairman Juha Paajanen, Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur, Savonlinna

​Members
​Farmer
Matti Alatalo, Soini
​Agronomist
Jari Laineenoja, Huittinen
​Farmer
Johan Björkenheim, Isokyrö
​Agrologist
Pirkko Laitinen, Utajärvi
​Agrologist
Mats Brandt, Kokkola
​Farmer
Jukka Lappalainen, Pielavesi
​Rural secretary
Eero Ekman, Paimio
​MSc (For.)
Hans-Erik Lindqvist, Närpiö
​Forestry entrepreneur
Teuvo Hatva, Kajaani
Farmer
Mårten Malmström, Espoo
​Farmer
Tapani Haukilahti, Veteli
​Farmer
Antti-Jussi Mikkola, Pälkäne
​Agrologist
Ville Hirvonen, Rääkkylä
​​Agrologist
Timo Nikula, Laitila
​Farmer
Antti Isotalo, Alahärmä
​​Master of Social Sciences
Ahti Siponen, Kiuruvesi
​Executive Manager
Risto Junttila, Kemijärvi
​Farmer
Mikko Tolonen, Suomussalmi
​Farmer
Antti Jäärni, Simo
​Editor, farmer
Matti Turtiainen, Kerimäki
​Farmer
Esko Kinnunen, Pieksämäki
​Farmer
Jukka Vanhatalo, Siikainen
​Project coordinator
Airi Kulmala, Nousiainen
Farmer
Anders Wasström, Raasepori
​Farmer
Petri Kuutti, Kouvola
​​​Forestry engineer
Matti Äijö, Ikaalinen
​Agrologist
Timo Kässi, Uurainen

 

Personnel representatives

Purchasing supervisor Matti Keskinen, Nastola

System specialist Timo Koljonen, Espoo

See also