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 members of Metsäliitto Cooperative. The members of the Representative Council are elected for four years by a postal ballot. The meeting of the Representative Council substitutes the general meeting of the cooperative.  

The Supervisory Board comprises a minimum of twenty (20) and a maximum of thirty (30) members elected by the Representative Council from among the members of Metsäliitto Cooperative. Metsäliitto Cooperative's personnel may elect a maximum of five (5) members to the Supervisory Board. 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.

The Board of Directors comprises a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of eight (8) members elected by the Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that Metsäliitto Cooperative's and Metsä Group's operations and administration are appropriately organized.

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–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, Member of the Supervisory Board(1999–2004)
Cooperative Council of Finland, Chairman (2013–2018 
Pellervo-Seura ry, Member of the Board (2008–2017), Chairman of the Board (2010–2017)
Pellervo-Media Oy, Chairman of the Board (2013–2017)
Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development, Member of the Board (2012–2018)

Huoneistokeskus Oy, Branch Manager (2003–2005)
Municipality of Kuru, Project Manager (2001–2003)
Kiinteistötoimisto Martti Asunta LKV, Entrepreneur (1999–2015)
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 2018: EUR 72,322

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 49,233 (B-share)

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Johan Björkenheim

b. 1966
Forestry and agriculture entrepreneur

Member of the Board since 2018

Forestry and agriculture entrepreneur, (1989–)

Kyrönmaa regional bank, Member of the Board (2006–), Chairman of the Board (2012–), Member of the Representative Council (1996–2006)
POP Pankkiliitto Cooperative, Member of the Supervisory Board  (2019–)
Kyrö Distillery, Member of Advisory Board (2013–2016)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011–2017), Member of the Representative Council (1999–2011)
Itikka Osuuskunta, Member of the Representative Council (1999–2013)
Pohjola, Member of Etelä-Pohjanmaa Regional Advisory Board (1995–2015)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 242,684

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 3,450 (A-share), 14,280 (B-share)

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Arto Hiltunen

b. 1958
MSc (Economy)

Member of the Board since 2007

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)

Metsä Tissue Corporation, Member of the Board (2010–2018)
Veho Oy AB, Member of the Board (2011–), Chairman of the Board (2012–)
Yliopiston Apteekki, Member of the Board (2015–)
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Member of the Board of (2010–2015), Vice Chairman (2016–)                   
Talent Vectia Oy, Member of the Board (2010–2015)
SRV Group Plc, Member of the Board (2010–2017)
Posti Corporation, Member of the Board (2010–2017), Chairman (2011–2017)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 1,170

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: no ownership

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Jussi Linnaranta

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

Member of the Board since 2017, Vice Chairman of the Board since 2019

Metsä Board Corporation, Member of the Board (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 (2014–2017)
The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Member of the Energy Committee (2007–2008, 2014–2016)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: 83,101 euros

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 8,976  (B-shares)

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Leena Mörttinen

b. 1967

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

Member of the Board since 2016

Ministry of Finance, Head of Financial Markets Department (1 August 2017–)
Finnish Family Firms Association, Managing Director (2015–2017)
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)

The State Business Development Company (Vake Oy), Member of the Board (2018–)
The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Member of the Board (2017–)
Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Board (2017–)
University of Helsinki Research Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board (2016–)
Kansallisteatterin Säätiö, Member of the Board (2015–)
Scout Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 975

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: no ownership

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Juha Parpala

b. 1967
Agrologist

Member of the Board since 2009

Farmer (1994–)

Metsäliitto Cooperative, District Committee (1997–2001), Member of the Supervisory Board (2001–2008)
Pellervo Coop Center, Member of the delegation (2018–)
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 2018: EUR 27,517

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 1,087 (B-share)

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Ilkka Salonen

b. 1965
M.Sc. (Econ)
Member of the Board since 2018

YIT Corporation, Chief Financial Officer, Deputy to the President and CEO (2018–)
Lemminkäinen Corporation, Chief Financial Officer (2014–2018)
Forest BtL Oy, Director and Advisor to the Board of Directors (2013)
Neste Oil Corporation, Chief Financial Officer (2009–2012)
Pohjola Bank plc, Chief Financial Officer (2006–2008)
Pohjola Group Ltd, Chief Financial Officer (2003–2005)
Comptel Corporation
, various management positions (2000–2003)
Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ), Branch Operation in Finland, Analyst (1997–2000)
Postipankki Ltd, Analyst (1994–1997)

Parmaco Oy, Member of the Board (2013–2018)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 36,489

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: no ownership (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–)
Cooperative Council of Finland, member (2018–)
Pellervo Coop Center, Member of the Delegation (2008–2017), Member of the Board (2018–)   
Simpele Cooperative Bank, Member of the Supervisory Board (2000–2017), Chairman of the Supervisory Board(2011–2017), Chairman of the Board (2018–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 111,700

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 4,600 (B-share)

Metsä Group management team​

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Ilkka Hämälä

b. 1961
M.Sc (Engineering)
President and CEO, Metsä Group

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008, Chairman of the Executive Management Team since 2018

Metsä Group, President and CEO (2018–)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, CEO (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, CEO (2008–2017)
Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (now Metsä Fibre Oy), various management positions in since 1988

Metsä Board Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Chairman of the Board (2018–)
Metsä Tissue Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2018–)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation,  Chairman of the Board and the Board's Working Committee (2018–), Chairman of the Labour Market Committee (2017),  Member of the Board (2012–), Vice Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2012–2013),  
Confederation  of European Paper Industries (CEPI), Member of the Board (2018–)
The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation, Member of the Board (2018–)
Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Delegation (2018–)
Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Delegation (2018–)
Finnish Quality Association, Member of the Board (2018–), Member of the Supervisory Board (2008–)
Pohjolan Voima Oyj, Deputy Member of the Board (2009–)
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board (2009–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 130,598 (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 (1990–2005)

Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2014–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: EUR 20,461

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 250,000 (B-share)

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Esa Kaikkonen

b. 1969
LL.M

CEO, Metsä Tissue
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

Metsä Tissue Corporation, CEO (2018–)
Metsä Wood, Executive Vice President (2013–2018)
Metsä Group, Executive Vice President, Strategy (2017–2018) 
Metsä Group, General Counsel (2003–2013)
Metsäliitto Group, Legal counsel (2000–2003)
Metsä-Serla Corporation, (now Metsä Board Corporation), Legal counsel (1998–2000)

Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Member of the Board (2018–)
Metsä Spring Oy, Member of the Board (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2017–)
Pohjolan Voima Oyj, Member of the Board (2017–)
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board (2017–)
Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries, Chairman of the Board (2015–2016), Member of the Board (2017–2018)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 90,029 (B-share)

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Juha Mäntylä

b. 1961
M.Sc (Agriculture and Forestry) Forester
Metsäneuvos (Finnish honorary title)
COO, Metsäliitto Cooperative
Member of the Executive Management Team since 2008

Metsäliitto Cooperative, COO, (2018–)
Metsä Forest, Executive Vice President (2008–2018)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, Etelä-Pohjanmaa Forestry Centre and Enso Forest Development Ltd, previously various positions 

Metsä Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2008–)
Finsilva Oyj, Member of the Board (2007–)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Chairman of the Forest Committee (2010–2018), Member (2019–)
Swedish Forest Industries Federation, Member of the Forest Committee (2011–)
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Chairman of the Board (2015–)
Finnish Forest Foundation, Chairman of the Board (2010–2014), Member of the Board (2015–)
CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), Member of Forest Committee (2012–2014, 2019–)
The Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries, Member of the Board (2018–)
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 2018: EUR 440,344

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 152,671 (B-share)

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Ismo Nousiainen

​b. 1966
M.Sc (Engineering)
CEO, Metsä Fibre Oy
Member of the Management Team since 2018
 
Metsä Fibre Oy, CEO (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, responsible for production (2008–2017)

Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (now. Metsä Fibre Oy), various management positions (2001–2007)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, various positions (1996-2001)
Finntech Finnish Technology Ltd Oy, researcher (1993-1996)

Mittaportti Oy, Chairman of the Board (2008-2014)
Botnia Mill Service Oy, Member of the Board  (2007-2017)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2018:  no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 58,972  (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–)
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 2018: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2018: 92,135 (B-share)

Composition of the representative council

 The Representative Council of Metsäliitto Cooperative consists of the following 52 members in the four-year term 1.7.2019–30.6.2023:
Forestry Engineer
Kaarlo Aikio, Kuusamo
Farmer
Henry Niemelä, Lapua
Forest Owner
Seppo Airaksinen, Vantaa
Agronomist
Jan-Ove Nyman, Kokkola
Farmer
Juha Anttila, Vilppula
Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur, Full-time Teacher
Jari Orjala, Kannus

Farmer
Roger Björknäs, Kristiinankaupunki
Forestry Entrepreneur
Reijo Palohuhta, Evijärvi
Farmer
Christer Finne, Mustasaari
Rural Entrepreneur
Kari Pekonen, P
arikkala
Master of Science, Agricultural Entrepreneur
Aila Haikkonen, Pori
Bachelor of Natural Resources, Farming
Antti-Jussi Perttu, Eura

​​Farmer
Jaakko Halkilahti, Salo
Forestry Engineer, Pensioner
Timo Pietilä, Liminka

Farming Entrepreneur
Hans Hall, Leppävirta
Farmer
Petri Purhonen, Enonkoski
Logger, Smallholder farmer
Pentti Havanka, Ruovesi
Forest Owner
Jaakko Ryymin, Iisalmi
Forester
Harri Isomuotia, Hämeenkyrö
Rural Director
Esko Saatsi, Nurmes
Agrologist, Farmer
Maarit Kallio, Sastamala
Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Timo Saviniemi, Hämeenlinna

Farmer, Senior Lawyer
Esko Kiviranta, Sauvo
Member of the Parliament, Farming Entrepreneur
Mikko Savola, Ähtäri

Forester, Rural Entrepreneur
Liisa Korpela, Kärkölä
Vicar
Mauno Soronen, Haapavesi
Farming Entrepreneur
Jaakko Koskinen, Hamina
Agrologist
Liisa Stenman-Kässi, Uurainen
Bachelor of Natural Resources, Farmer
Katri Könönen, Tohmajärvi
Farmer
Ilkka Säynätjoki, Kuhmonen

Forester, Game manager
Jani Körhämö, Pälkäne
Pensioner
Teuvo Tapaninen, Sodankylä
Forestry Entrepreneur
Markku Laitinen, Kangasniemi
Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Matti
 Tiusanen, Sumiainen
​​Rural Entrepreneur
Jarmo Lalli, Pöytyä
Farmer
Pekka Torppa, Toivakka
Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Mika Laukkanen, Tuusniemi
​Agrologist
Kim Tyskas, Lapinjärvi
​Farmer
Mikko Leikola, Lohja
Farmer
Jari Törmikoski, Raahe

Agrologist
Matti Lyömiö, Mäntyharju
​Forestry Entrepreneur
Kirsi Uotila, Helsinki
Farming Entrepreneur
Petri Miettinen, Juva
Farmer
Jorma Vuorela, Jalasjärvi
Forestry Engineer, Sales person
Eeva Mikkonen, Rääkkylä
Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Kimmo Yli-
Antola, Laitila
​Public Health Nurse
Heli Moilanen, Paltamo
Farmer
Jarmo Yli-Korhonen, Kauhajoki

Forestry Technician
Jussi Moilanen, Suomussalmi
Farmer
Aatto Ylimartimo, Tervola

Forestry Entrepreneur
Tiina Morri, Virrat

Farmer
Päivi Ylä-Outinen, Ylämaa

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
​​​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
​Licentiate of Science (Agriculture and Forestry)
Kati Kontinen, Mikkeli
Editor, farmer
Matti Turtiainen, Kerimäki
Specialist, farmer
Airi Kulmala, Nousiainen
​Farmer
Ilkka Uusitalo, Salo
Farmer
Petri Kuutti, Kouvola
Farmer
Jukka Vanhatalo, Siikainen
Agrologist
Timo Kässi, Uurainen​​
Entrepreneur
Jukka Virnala, Jalasjärvi
Agronomist
Jari Laineenoja, Huittinen
Forestry engineer
Matti Äijö, Ikaalinen

Personnel representatives

Susanna Kaukinen, Office assistant, Lohja
Timo Koljonen, Solution owner, Helsinki
Rauno Kuhalampi, Forest specialist, Wood trade and forest services, Seinäjoki
Janne Naukkarinen, Chief shop steward, Savonlinna

See also