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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

born 1951, M.Sc. (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:

2020– FinnHEMS Oy, Chairman of the Board
2015– Finavia Oyj, Chairman of the Board
2015– Alko Inc., Chairman of the Board
2015– Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board

Aaro Cantell, Vice chairman

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:

2021- Technology Industry of Finland Employers Association, Chairman of the Board
2021- Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Chairman of the Board
2016– Valmet Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board
2015- Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Supervisory 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: 
2019- Foundation for Private Entrepreneurs, Board Member
2019- New Children´s Hospital Foundation, Board Member
2017– Tieto Oyj, Board Member
2015–2018 Startup Foundation, Board Member
2014–2020 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

Jannica Fagerholm

born 1961, M.Sc. (Econ.)                                                  
2010– Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, CEO
1999–2010 SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank, CEO
1998–1999 Handelsbanken Liv Finland, Country Manager
1990–1998 Sampo Group, Investment Management Unit

Positions of trust:

2016– Kesko Corporation, Board Member
2013– Sampo Plc, Board Member
2013– Teleste Corporation, Board Member
2008–  Hanken School of Economics, Board Member, Chairman of the Board 2019 -
2001–  Swedish Society of Literature in Finland, finansrådet


Marjo Miettinen

born 1957, PhD. (Ed.)

2017–  Ensto Invest Oy, Chairman of the Board
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:

2021– P2X Solution Oy, Member of the Board
2020–  Ministry of Education and Culture, Member of Research and Innovation Council
2020–  Technology Academy Finland TAF, Member of the Board
2020– TT-säätiö, Chairman of the Board
2020– EVA and ETLA, Member of the Board
2019– The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Chairman of the Board
2019– Confederation of Finnish Industries, Meber of the Board
2016– Boardman Oy, partner
2005–  EM Group Oy, Member of the Board
1999–  Ensto Group, Member of the Board


Laura Raitio

born 1962, Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

2014–2017  Diacor Medical Services Oy, CEO
1990–2014    Various leadership positions at Ahlstrom Oyj, most recently Executive Vice President of Building and Energy business area from 2009 to 2014 and a member of Corporate Executive team

 Positions of trust:

2021- Alko Ltd, Board Member
2019– Boardman Ltd, Chairman of the Board
2019– Securities Market Association, Board Member
2018– Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Chairman of the Board
2017– Raute Corporation, Board Member, Chairman of the Board 2019 -
2015– Suominen Corporation, Board Member


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:

2020– Municipality Finance Plc, Board Member
2019– Neste Nomination Board, Chair of the Nomination Board
2018– Fortum Nomination Board, Chair of the Nomination Board