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–)
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 2017: EUR 72,870

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 60,450 (B-share)

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Johan Björkenheim

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)
Kyrö Distillery, member of Advisory Boardi (2013–2016)
Metsäliitto Cooperative, member of the Supervisory Board (2011–2018), edustajiston jäsen (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 2017: EUR 151,213.95

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 14,280 (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 2017: EUR 1,170

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 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 2017: 78,350 euros

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 5,239  (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–)
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–)
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) 
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 2017: EUR 2,550

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–), 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 2017: EUR 24,638.07

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 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–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 1 May 2018: EUR 2,470

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 1 May 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–)
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 2017: EUR 96,905.50

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 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 as of 1 January 2018

Metsä Group, President and CEO (1.4.2018–)
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 Oyj, Chairman of the Board (27.3.2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Chairman of the Board (2018–)
Metsä Tissue Oyj, Chairman of the Board (2018–)
Finnish Forest Industries Federation,  Chairman of the Board (2018–), Chairman of the Working Committee (2017),  Member of the Board (2012–), Vice Chairman of the Board and the Board’s Working Committee (2012–2013),   
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 2017: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 129,355 (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 2017: EUR 20,460.98

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 261,884 (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, CEO (2018–)
Metsä Wood, Executive Vice President (2013–2018)
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 Fibre Oy, Member of the Board (2017–)
Pohjolan Voima Oy, 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–)

Participation (own, under common ownership and by controlled corporations) in Metsäliitto Cooperative on 31 December 2017: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 108,594 (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, 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 2017: EUR 337,645.16

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 119,339 (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 2017:  no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 53 194  (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 2017: no ownership

Shares (own and by controlled corporations) in Metsä Board Corporation on 31 December 2017: 160,845 (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
​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
​Jaakko Halkilahti, Salo
Farming Entrepreneur, Lecturer
Jari Orjala, Kannus
​Farmer
Matti Hiekka, Ikaalinen

​Farmer
Teppo Panttila, Kurikka

​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
Jukka Ruusuvirta, Kivijärvi
​Rural Entrepreneur
Antti Kankaanpää, Orivesi
Timo Saviniemi, Hämeenlinna
​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
​​​Farmer
Asko Karhunen, Suonenjoki
Member of Parliament
Mikko Savola, Ähtäri

Rural Entrepreneur 
Esa Karjalainen, Puumala

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
​Rural Entrepreneur
Pertti Koistinen, Liperi
​Machine Entrepreneur, Farmer
Terho Tasanen, Nousiainen
​​Farming Entrepreneur
Jaakko Koskinen, Hamina
​​Quality Manager, Farming Entrepreneur
Antti-Lassi Tikka, Kiuruvesi
​Forest Owner
Aulis Kurtti, Kuusamo
​​Forest Technician, Farming and Forest Entrepreneur
Matti Tolvanen, Varkaus
Farmer
Katri Könönen, Tohmajärvi
​Agrologist, Farmer
Pasi Tuominen, Eura
​​Farming and Forestry Entrepreneur
Markku Laitinen, Kangasniemi
​Farmer, salesman
Kim Tyskas, Lapinjärvi
​Farmer
Tommi Lunttila, Äänekoski
Farmer
Jari Törmikoski, Raahe
​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
​Forestry Engineer
Johan Wasberg, Mustasaari
​​Farmer
Arto Mäntylä, Kurikka​
Farmer
Aatto Ylimartimo, Tervola
Product Manager, Farmer
Jari Nevavuori, Uusikaupunki
​​​Farmer
Päivi Ylä-Outinen, Lappeenranta
​Farmer, Forest Machine Entrepreneur
Henry Niemelä, Lapua
​​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
​​​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