Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Altia consists of no less than one and no more than five members in addition to the chairman and vice chairman.
Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae
Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, B.Sc. (Business Administration)

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, Member of the Board since 2013
Chairman of the HR Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Key positions of trust:
BoConcept AB, Chairman of the Board
Babysam AS, Chairman of the Board
TCM AS, Chairman of the Board
Sunset Boulevard AS, Chairman of the Board
VPG/Best Friend AS/AB, Chairman of the Board
Paulig Oy, Vice chairman of the Board
SAS AB, Member of the Board
Upplands Motor AB, Member of the Board
Broman Group Oy, Member of the Board

Kai Telanne
Vice chairman of the Board of Directors

B. 1964, M.Sc. (Econ.)
President and CEO, Alma Media Corporation

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Vice chairman of the Board of Directors since 2018, Member of the Board of Directors since 2016
Member of the HR Committee

Main work experience:
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Managing Director 2001-2005
Kustannus Oy Otsikko: Managing Director 2000-2005
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Deputy Managing Director 2000-2001
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti Marketing Director 1999-2000
Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy: Marketing Director 1996-1999
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Marketing Manager 1993-1996
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Sales Manager 1991-1993
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Research Manager 1990-1991
Nokian Paperi Oy: Product Manager 1989-1990

Key positions of trust:
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Vice-chairman
Teleste Corporation, Board member
Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the Board

Kim Henriksson
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Access Partners, Corporate Finance Advisor

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2015.
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Munksjö Group, Chief Financial Officer (2010-2015)
Morgan Stanley, Managing Director (1999-2008, 1994-1996)
Merita Corporate Finance, Junior Partner (1996-1999)

Annikka Hurme
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1964, M.Sc. (Food Sciences)
Valio Oy, CEO

Independent of the company and the shareholder, 
Member of the Board of Altia since 2010, Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors 2015-2018
Member of the HR Committee

Main work experience:
Valio Oy, Director, Cheese, Butter and Powders (2012 - 2014)
Valio Oy, Director, Nordic Sales and Distribution (2010 - 2012)
Valio Oy, Director, Perishable Goods and Domestic Sales and Marketing (2007-2010)
Valio Oy, Director, Marketing (2000-2007)

Key positions of trust:
Apetit Group, Member of the Board
Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation, Member of the Board and Member of the Executive Committee
Valion Eläkekassa, Valion Keskinäinen vakuutusyhtiö, Member of the Board
East Office of Finnish Industries, Member of the Board
Suomen Messut Osuuskunta, Member of the Supervisory Board

Tiina Lencioni
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1971, Master of Laws (LL.M.) 2.Staatsexamen/Assessor iuris. (Germany)
Marimekko Corporation, General Counsel

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Amer Sports Corporation, Legal Counsel (2007-2012)
Ahlstrom Corporation, Legal Counsel (2005-2007)
UPM Group, Group Legal Counsel (2002-2003)

Jukka Ohtola
Jukka Ohtola
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA
Prime Minister’s Office, Ministerial Adviser

Independent of the company,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2018

Key positions of trust:
Kemijoki Oy, member of the Board
Motiva Oy, member of the Board

Torsten Steenholt
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1969, M.Sc. (Pharmacy), M.Sc. (Chemical Research), Master Brewer
Chr. Hansen, EVP, Global Operations

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2017

Main work experience:
Extensive experience in leading global operations, production and supply chain at senior level. 15 years background from drinks industry at Carlsberg.

Key positions of trust:
CO-RO A/S, Member of the Board

Independence of the Board of Directors

The Board has evaluated the independence of its members. All members of the Board of Directors are independent of the company. Board member Jukka Ohtola holds an office with the Ownership Steering Department of the Prime Minister’s Office. All other members of the Board are independent of the shareholders of the company.