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Board of Directors

The tasks and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are based on the Limited Liability Companies Act and the Articles of Association. The Board of Directors has adopted rules of procedure guiding its operations. The Board of Directors is responsible for the diligent management of the administration and operations of the company. The Board ensures that the supervision of the company’s accounting and asset management is organised properly.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the company’s strategic development and the steering and monitoring of its business operations. It also decides on the company's key operating principles and follows up on their realisation. Solidium’s Board of Directors makes the investment decisions for the company on the basis of its general authority.

According to the Articles of Association, Solidium’s Board of Directors consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of eight members. The Annual General Meeting elects the chairman, vice chairman and other members of the Board. The term of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

Harri Sailas, Chairman of the Board of Directors

born 1951, Econ.

2007–2015  Mutual Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen, President and CEO
–2007    Various management positions at Nordea and its predecessor banks, most recently as Director of the Helsinki Regional Bank and as Deputy CEO of Nordea Bank Finland

 Positions of trust:

2015- Finavia Oyj, Chairman of the Board
2015- Alko Inc., Chairman of the Board
2015- Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board
2014- HSE foundation, Vice Chairman of the Board


Eija Ailasmaa, Vice Chairman of the Board

born 1950, M.Sc. (Pol. Sc.)

2003–2011 Sanoma Media B.V., President and CEO
2001–2003 Sanoma Magazines Finland Ltd, CEO
2000–2001 Helsinki Media Oy, CEO

Positions of trust:

2018–  Era Content Oy


Timo Ahopelto

born 1975, M.SC. (Tech.) 
2009–  Lifeline Ventures, Founding Partner
2006–2009  Blyk, VP Business Development
2000–2006 CRF Health, Founding CEO, VP Commercial Operations
1999–2000 McKinsey & Company, Consultant
Positions of trust: 
2017– Tieto Oyj, Board Member
2015– Startup Foundation, Board Member
2014– Business Finland, Board Member
2014– Slush Conference, Chairman of the Board
2014– Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA and Research Institute for Finnish Economy ETLA, Board Member
2014– Helsinki University Innovation Committee, Board Member

Aaro Cantell

born 1964, M.Sc. (Tech.)

2005–  Normet Group Oy, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
1997–2007   Fenno Management Oy, Managing Partner
1993–1997 Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Investment Director

Positions of trust:

2016– Valmet Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board


Markku Hyvärinen

born 1948, student of natural sciences

1998–2008 Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Vice President
1996–1998  Pension-Sampo, Managing Director
1991–1996 The Finnish Social Democratic Party, Secretary General

Positions of trust:



Marjo Miettinen

born 1957, M.Sc. (Ed.)

2017–  Ensto Invest Oy, Chairman of the Board
2016–  Boardman Oy, Partner
2016–    Ensto Group, Chairman of the Board
2006–2014  EM Group Oy, CEO
2002–2006 Ensto Group, Chairman of the Board
1988–2001 Ensto Group, various management positions

Positions of trust:

2019– The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Chairman of the Board
2018– DIF - Directors' Institute Finland, Member of the Board
2015–   Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Chairman of the Board
2005–  EM Group Oy, Member of the Board
2005–   Supervisory Board of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Board
1999–  Ensto Group, Member of the Board


Kimmo Viertola

born 1961, M.Sc. (Econ.)

2018– Prime Minister`s Office Ownership Steering Department, Director General
2018   Prime Minister´s Office Ownership Steering Department, Senior Financial Counsellor
1998–2017 Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, Director
1995–1998 Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance, Director
1992–1994 Skopbank, Manager
1989–1992 FennoScandia Bank Ltd, Manager
1987–1989 Industrialisation Fund of Finland, Manager 

Positions of trust:

2019– Neste Nomination Board, Chairman of the Board of Directors
2018– Fortum Nomination Board, Chairman of the Board of Directors