Board of Directors

Information as of 31 December 2017, unless stated otherwise. The CVs of members of the Board of Directors can be viewed at the Group's website.

Mikko Nikula

Chair of the Board

Mikko Nikula

M.Sc. (Physics), Finnish national, born 1972; Deputy member of HKScan Board 2013–2014; Member of the Nomination, Audit and Working committees; 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

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Suomen Purjelaivaosakeyhtiö (Sailing ships of Finland Ltd.), Member of the Board 2012–

Public duties previously undertaken: LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Board 2012–2013; General Assembly of Suomen Siipikarjaliitto ry (Finnish Poultry Association), Vice Chair 2010–2011

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

Pirjo Väliaho

Member of the Board since 2015

Pirjo Väliaho

Bachelor of Economic Sciences, Finnish national, born 1954

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) 1978–1980

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: 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–

Public duties previously undertaken: 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

Marko Onnela

Deputy Chair of the Board

Marko Onnela

M.Sc. (Agriculture), Finnish national, born 1974; Deputy member of the Board 2015–2016, Member and Deputy chair of the Board since 2017; Member of the Working committee;  Farm entrepreneur and pork producer, Loimaa, Southwestern Finland

Public duties previously undertaken: LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Supervisory Board 2011–2015; HKScan, primary production cooperation group, Chair 2013–2014; LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Representative Board 2004–2011

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

Riitta Palomäki

Member of the Board since 2017

Riitta Palomäki

M.Sc. (Econ.), Finnish national, born 1957; Chair of the Audit committee, member of the Remuneration and Working committee

Key employment history: Uponor Corporation, CFO, Member of the Executive Committee 2009–2017;
Kuusakoski Group Oy, CFO, Member of the Executive Committee 2003–2009; ABB, Vice President, Controlling (Automation and Power Technologies), Member of the Board at 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

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: OP Cooperative, Supervisory Board member and Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee, 2017–; Nordic Waterproofing Holding A/S, Member of the Board 2016–; Finnish Auditor Oversight Board, Deputy Member 2016–

Public duties previously undertaken: Componenta Oyj, Member of the Board, 2012–2017

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

Tuomas Salusjärvi

Member of the Board since 2017

Tuomas Salusjärvi

PhD Biochemistry, Finnish national, born 1973; Member of the Remuneration and Working committee

Key employment history: Valio Oy 2007–: EVP, Product Groups and Marketing 2014–2016, SVP, Beverages Business Unit 2013–2014, VP, Categories and Brands,
Beverages 03/2013–08/2013, 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

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: The Nutrition Research Foundation, Chair of the board, 2017–; LUKE, Innovative Food System council, Chair 2016–; Pro Luomu ry, Board Member, 2015–; National defence course 222, 2017

Independent of the Company and major shareholders

Veikko Kemppi

Deputy member of the Board since 2017

Veikko Kemppi

M.Sc. (Agriculture), Agronomist, Finnish national, born 1965; Member of the Working committee; 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 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

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Meat producers 2010–; Steering group for domestic livestock, Brussels 2010–

Independent of the Company

Per Olof Nyman

Member of the Board since 2017

Per Olof Nyman

M.Sc. (Industrial & Management Engineering), Swedish national, born 1956; Member of the Working committee; President & CEO, Lantmännen ek. 2012–

Key employment history: Lantmännen ek 2008-  Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President & CFO; WHIRLPOOL Europe, (Italy, Switzerland) 1991–2008: VP Finance & CFO, VP Strategy Deployment, 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; IS System Analyst, Production Planning & Material Manager

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Svensk Kooperation Ekonomisk Förening; Lantmännen DLG International AB; Hauptgenossenschaft Kiel AB; Lantmännen Internal Boards

Carl-Peter Thorwid

Deputy member of the Board since 2017

Carl-Peter Thorwid

M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering and Management), Swedish national, born 1964; Member of the Audit and Working committee; CEO Lantmännen Cerealia AB

Key employment history: Lantmännen Unibake, Group Business Lead Fresh Bread, Head of Integration 2016–2017; 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, 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 1991; Hälsinge Regemente I14, Officer 1986–1987

Membership in the board of directors ended during the reporting period

Henrik Treschow
Member of the Board of Directors until 6 April 2017

Niels Borup
Member of the Board of Directors until 6 April 2017

Teija Andersen
Member of the Board of Directors until 6 April 2017

Per Nilsson
Deputy member of the Board of Directors until 6 April 2017