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Board of Directors

In accordance with the Companies Act, the Board of Directors is responsible for the proper management of the operations and administration of the company. The Board shall ensure that the company's accounting and asset management are properly organised. The Board of Directors has approved a charter defining its principles of operation, according to which the Board must attend, among other things, to the following tasks:

  • deciding on the company's business strategy, within the limits of the authority granted by the owner
  • deciding on Solidium's acquisitions or disposals and in the role of shareholder of the restructuring of its portfolio companies
  • deciding on the capital structure required by the company's business operations
  • confirming the principles of risk management
  • supervising the company's solvency, profitability, and liquidity
  • electing and discharging the company's Managing Director and deciding on the terms and conditions of his or her employment relationship

According to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of eight members. 

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:

2010– Outotec Oyj, Member of the Board
2004–  Huhtamäki Oyj, Member of the Board


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– Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and Business Finland from 2017, Board Member
2014– Slush Conference, Board Member
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, member of the Board
2015– VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Chairman of the Board
2013– The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board
2005–  Affecto Plc, 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:

2013– Tradeka Group Ltd, Chairman of the Board


Paula Lehtomäki

born 1972, M.Sc. (Econ.), B.Soc.Sc.

2015– State Secretary to the Prime Minister
2007–2011   Minister of the Environment 
2003–2007 Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
1999–2015 Member of the Parliament

Positions of trust:

2012– Aleksanteri Institute, Member of the Advisory Board
2010– UKK-Seura ry, Member of the Board


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:

2017– The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board
2015–   Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Chairman of the Board
2015–   Avarte Group Oy, Member of the Board
2013–  Efore Plc, Vice 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