Board of Directors and Auditors

 
Elected by the AGM on 6 April 2017 


 

 

 

 

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Mikko Nikula (b.1972)
Chairman of the Board, M.Sc. (Physics)

- Deputy member of the Board 2013-2014, Chairman of the Board since 2015
- Member of the Nomination, audit and Working committees
- Finnish national 
- Farm entrepreneur, broiler meat producer, Rusko, Finland


Key employment history:
Privanet Securities, operative director, 2012
TUTO Hockey Oy, general manager, 2011
Nokia Corporation 1998–2009: several managerial positions in global sales and R&D 

Relevant positions of trust: 
Suomen purjelaivaosakeyhtiö (Sailing ships of Finland Ltd.),
Member of the Board, 2012-

Relevant past positions of trust:
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Board, 2012-2013
General Assembly of Suomen Siipikarjaliitto ry
(Finnish Poultry Association), Vice Chairman 2010-2011

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

 

 

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Marko Onnela (b. 1974)
Deputy chairman of the Board, M.Sc. (Agriculture)

- Deputy member of the Board 2015 - 2016,
Member and Deputy chairman of the Board since 2017
- Member of the Working committee
- Finnish national
- Farm entrepreneur and pork producer, Loimaa, Southwestern Finland


Relevant positions of trust:  -

Relevant past positions of trust:
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Supervisory Board 2011-2015
HKScan, primary production cooperation group, Chairman 2013-2014
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Representative Board 2004-2011


Independent of the Company and major shareholders

 



 

  
 



Per Olof Nyman (b. 1956)
Member of the Board, M.Sc. (Industrial & Management Engineering)

- Member of the Board since 2017
- Member of the Working committee
- Swedish national
- President & CEO, Lantmännen ek. för. 2012 -


Key employment history:
Lantmännen ek för 2008 - 
Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President & CFO

WHIRLPOOL Europe, (Italy, Switzerland) 1991 - 2008
VP Finance & CFO, VP Strategy Development, VP Customer Service & Innovation, VP Consumer Service Whirlpool Europe, Controller & Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Technology & Procurement, Comerio, Director Group Planning, Analysis & Control, Director, European Treasury, Marketing Controller, Whirlpool Brand

WHIRLPOOL Sweden, 1986 - 1991
Factory & Legal Entity Controller, Mega Project Leader, New Range of Microwave Ovens, Manager Organisation & Efficiency, Project Controller

Gränges Metallverken, Sweden, Financial Analyst & Assistant Controller   1982 - 1986

JOHNSON METALL, Sweden 1980 - 1982
JS System Analyst, Production Planning & Material Manager

Relevant positions of trust:
LRF Konsult AB
Lantmännen DLG International AB
Hauptgenossenschaft Kiel AB
Lantmännen Internal Boards

Independent of the Company.
 

 

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Riitta Palomäki (b.1957)
Member of the Board, M.Sc. (Econ.)

- Member of the Board since 2017
- Chair of the Audit committee, member of the Remuneration and Working committee
- Finnish national


Key employment history:
Uponor Corporation, CFO, Member of Executive Committee 2009 - 2017

Kuusakoski Group Oy, CFO, Member of Executive Committee 2003 - 2009

ABB, Vice President, Controlling (Automation and Power Technologies), Board Member of ABB Pension Fund and Investment Committee 2001 - 2003

KCI Konecranes, Financial Director, BA Standard Lifting Equipment 1997 - 2001

ABB Service, CFO 1991 - 1997
ABB Industry, IT Manager 1988 - 1991
Additional IT positions with the following corporations: ABB Industry, Sisu-Auto, Kymi-Strömberg (ABB) 1983 - 1988

Turku School of Economics, researcher and lecturer, information technology 1979 - 1983

Relevant positions of trust:
OP Cooperative, Supervisory Board member and Deputy Chair of Audit Committee, 2017-
Nordic Waterproofing Holding A/S, Board member 2016 -
Componenta, Board member and Chair of Audit Committee 2012 - 2017
Finnish Auditor Oversight Board, Deputy Member 2016 -
 
Independent of the Company and major shareholders


 

 

Tuomo Salusjärvi (b.1974)
Member of the Board, PhD Biochemistry

- Member of the Board since 2017
- Member of the Remuneration and Working committee
- Finnish national
- Valio Oy, Executive Vice President, Product Groups and R&D, 2016 -


Key employment history:
Valio Oy 2007 -
EVP, Product Groups and Marketing 2014 -2016, SVP, Beverages Business Unit 2013 - 2014, VP, Categories and Brands, Beverages 2013 - 2013, VP, R&D, Fresh Products 2012 - 2013, VP, Product Development 2011 - 2012, R&D Manager 2010 - 2011, Research Manager, microbiology and fermented products 2007 - 2010, Research Manager, microbiology 2007

Danisco AS 1998 - 2007 (Cultor Oy 1998 - 1999)
Scientist, Health and Nutrition 2005 - 2007, Research Scientist, genetic technology 1998 - 2005

University of Helsinki, research intern 1997
University of Sussex, UK, research intern 1997

Relevant positions of trust:
The Nutrition Research Foundation, Board member 2017 -
LUKE, Innovative Food System council, Chair 2016 -
Pro Luomu ry, Board Member, 2015 -
Security Committee CXV, Regional defence courses, southern Finland,  2015

Relevant past positions of trust:
Salwe Oy, Deputy Board chairman, 2010 - 2013

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

 

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Pirjo Väliaho (b. 1954)
Member of the Board, Bachelor of Economic Sciences

- Member of the Board since 2015
- Chair of the Remuneration committee, member of Audit and Working committee
- Finnish national


Key employment history:
Procter & Gamble 2005–2014:
Procter & Gamble Germany, Austria, Switzerland MDO, VP & GM, and P&G Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Chair of the Management Board, based in Germany 2008–2014;
P&G Germany, Austria, Switzerland MDO, VP & GM, based in Germany, 2007–2008;
P&G Nordic, VP & GM, based in Sweden 2005–2007.

The Gillette Company 1982–2005, Several VP & GM and Director positions, latest: 
Gillette Central Europe West (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), VP & GM, based in Germany 2002–2005;

Turkama & Kumppanit (Advertising Agency) 1980–1982;
Mainosyhtymä (Advertising Agency) 1978–1 980

Relevant positions of trust: 
Veho Group Oy, Member of the Board 2013-  
Oras Group Oy, Member of the Board  2014-
P&G Germany,  Member of the Supervisory Board 2015-

Relevant past positions of trust:
Amer Sports, Member of the Board, 2007-2012
The German Brands Association, 2011-2014
The German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association, 2012-2014

Independent of the Company and major shareholders


 

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Veikko Kemppi (b. 1965)
Deputy member of the Board, M.Sc. Agriculture

- Deputy member of the Board since 2017
- Member of the Working committee
- Finnish national
- LSO Cooperative, Managing Director 2010 -


Key employment history:
Lounaisfarmi Oy, Managing Director 2009 - 2010
LSO Foods Oy, Managing Director 2009 - 2010
HK Ruokatalo Oy, Director, Poultry Primary Production 2002 - 2010
MTK, Secretary for Livestock Production (meat, poultry and animal health) 1998 - 2002
Satakunnan 4H-piiri, Director 1992 - 1998
UNIFIF Lebanon, Platoon leader 1996 - 1998
University of Helsinki, Teaching assistant in crop science 1990, 1991 - 1992

Relevant positions of trust:
The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Meat producers 2010 -
Steering group for domestic livestock, Brussels  2010 -

Independent of the Company.  


 

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Carl-Peter Thorvid (b. 1964)
Deputy member of the Board, M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering and Management)

- Deputy member of the Board since 2017
- Member of the Audit and Working committee
- Swedish national
- Lantmännen Unibake, Group Business Lead Fresh Bread and member of the management team, Head of Integration 2016 -


Key employment history:
Ackot AB/Lantmännen, Integration Lead for the Vaasan acquisition at Lantmännen 2014 - 2016

Accenture AB, 1992 - 2014
CMD/CEO Accenture AB, 2011 - 2014
Co-lead and Lead for Accenture Products Market Unit, 2001 - 2011
Client Account Lead roles for Skanska, Lantmännen, Elecctrolux, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Powertrain;
Executive sponsor for Alfa Laval and Swedish Police;
Various Engagement Lead roles for clients within Automotive, Industrial Equipment and Consumer Goods & Services, Management Consultant

Teli AB,  Production Planning of AXE-switches 1991 - 1992

Hälsinge Regemente I14, Officer in charge of Group Chief School 1991
Hälsinge Regemente I14, Officer 1986 - 1987

Independent of the Company. 

 
 
Auditors for the financial year 2017

Authorized public accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, with Markku Katajisto, CPA, as main auditor.