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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the company's governance and the appropriate organization of the company's business operations. The Board of Directors directs and supervises the company's executive management, appoints and dismisses the CEO and approves material decisions regarding the company's strategy, investments, organization, management remuneration and financing.

According to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors is to be composed of three to eight members, and their term of office will continue until further notice. The Board reviews the neutrality of its members on a regular basis according to the Finnish Corporate Governance guidelines.

The current Board of Directors of Viafin Service held its organizing meeting on April 26, 2022 and elected Heikki Pesu as Chairman of the Board and Marko Sipola as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Members of the Board

Heikki Pesu

Chairman of the Board

Member of the Board since 2018

Born 1967

Board member independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Heikki Pesu has been the Chairman of the Board of Viafin Service since March 1st 2019 and a member of the Board since 2018. He also served as a member of the Board of Viafin Oy from 2017 until October 2018. He has been the CEO of Consti Talotekniikka Oy since 2021. In addition, he has served as the CEO of Are Oy in 2011–2021, as the Regional Director at Lemminkäinen Talotekniikka Oy in 2010–2011 and in various management positions at Tekmanni Oy and Tekmanni Uusimaa Oy in 1996–2010. Heikki Pesu holds a M.Sc. (Tech) degree.

Marko Sipola

Vice Chairman of the Board, Member

Member of the Board since 2017

Born 1973

Marko Sipola has been the Vice Chairman of the Board of Viafin Service since October 1st 2019 and a member of the Board since 2017, and the Chairman of the Boards of Viafin Oy's various subsidiaries since 2008.

He also served as CEO of Viafin Service from March to September 2019, and as Chairman of the Board of Viafin Service from the founding of the company until February 2019. Marko Sipola has been the CEO of ViaCap Oy (Viafin Oy) since 2008. Prior to Viafin, he held various management positions at Componenta Corporation in 2006–2008, was a Development Director at MSK Group Oy and the CEO of MSK Group's subsidiaries Junkkari Oy and Juncar Oy from 1998–2006. Marko Sipola holds a M.Sc. (Tech) degree and a master's degree in economics.

Ilkka Tykkyläinen

Member of the board

Member of the Board since 2020

Born 1966

Board member independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Ilkka Tykkyläinen has been a member of the Board of Viafin Service since 2020. He has been the CEO of Pohjolan Voima Oyj since 2018. In addition, he has been the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj since 2018. He has also served as the CEO of Efora Oy in 2012-2018, as a Service Director of ABB's IMA area in 2011-2012, as Director of Service Production at Elisa Corporation in 2008-2010 and as the Director of ABB Oy Service's business unit in 2002-2008. Ilkka Tykkyläinen holds a M.Sc. (Tech) degree and an eMBA.

Terhi Kauppi

Member of the board

Member of the Board since 2020

Born 1971

Board member independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Terhi Kauppi has been a member of the Board of Viafin Service since 2020. She has also served as a member of the Board of Enersense International Oyj in 2017-2019 and as a member of the Board of Oplax Oy in 2011-2015. She has been CFO of Remedy Entertainment Corporation since 2018 and CFO of Asiakastieto Group Oyj in 2015-2018. Terhi Kauppi holds a master's degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in law.

Jouko Ketola

Senior Advisor

Member of the board 2018-2020

Born: 1945

Jouko Ketola was a member of the Board of Viafin Service during 2018-2020. He has also been a member of the Board of Viafin Oy since 2008, a member of the Board of MSK Group Oy and its subsidiary in 2003–2017 and a member of the Board of Are Oy in 2002–2017. In addition, he has served as Group CEO of MSK Group Oy in 2001–2004 and as CEO of YIT Installaatiot Oy (now Caverion) during 1986–2001. Ketola holds a M.Sc. (Tech) degree and the Finnish honorary title of ‘Teollisuusneuvos’.