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Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Markku Pohjola

Chair
b. 1948, B.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2017.

Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Employment history:

  • Previously held several executive positions in Nordea and its predecessor banks in 1972–2008, most recently CEO of Nordea Bank of Finland and Deputy Group CEO of Nordea
  • Partner: Boardman Ltd
  • Active entrepreneur in forestry

Board memberships: 

  • Chair of the Board: Koskitukki Oy, Koskisen Oy and  Rangunkorpi Oy
  • Member of the Board: Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)

Suvi-Anne Siimes

Deputy Chair

Managing Director, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
b. 1963, Licentiate of Political Science, (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2013.

Member of the Personnel Committee.

Employment history:

  • Finnish Pension Alliance TELA (since 2011): Managing Director
  • Pharma Industry Finland (2007–2011): Managing Director
  • Finnish Co-operative for Pharmaceutical Injury Indemnities (2010–2011): Managing Director
  • Several positions in European organizations in the pharmaceutical sector (2007–2011)
  • Member of Parliament (1998–2007)
  • Minister in the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2003)
  • Minister in the Finnish Ministry of Finance (1999-2003)
  • Minister in the Finnish Ministry of Education (1998-1999)
  • Left Alliance (1998–2006): Chair

Board memberships:

  • Member of the Board: Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation

Suvi-Anne Siimes

Eero Hautaniemi

b. 1965, M. Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Board since 2017.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Lassila&Tikanoja (2019-), President and CEO
  • Oriola-KD Corporation (2006–2017): President and CEO
  • GE Healthcare Finland Oy (2004–2005): President
  • GE Healthcare IT (2003–2004): General Manager and Vice President of Oximetry, Supplies and Accessories business area 
  • Instrumentarium Corporation: Various positions in financial and business management in Finland and in the United States

Anna Martinkari

Head of Digital Sweden
Telia Company
b. 1977

Member of the Board since 2019
Member of the Personnel Committee

Employment history:

  • Telia Company (2018-), Head of Digital Sweden
  • Telia Company (2017-2018), Head of Omnichannel Development & Online Sales & Services Sweden   
  • Marginalen Bank (2016-2017), Chief Digital Officer
  • Marginalen Bank (2010-2016), Head of Digital Channels
  • Citigroup (2005-2010), various positions
  • American Express (1999-2005), various positions
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Frank Marthaler

Board Professional
b. 1964, Lic.oec. HSG

Member of the Board since 2018.
Member of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Swiss Post Solutions (2007-2014): CEO
  • Swiss Post (2001-2007): Director of Strategic Account Management and Director of Group Sales Committee

Board memberships:

  • Member of the Board of Directors: Aletsch Bahnen AG, C-Level Media AG, CR Kommunikation and AG Trendcommerce Group AG

Pertti Miettinen

National Chief Shop Steward of Posti Group Corporation, Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU (employee representative)
b. 1968

Member of the Board since 2018

Employment history:

  • Posti Group Corporation (since 2015): National Chief Shop Steward
  • Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU (2002–2015): Working Conditions Specialist
  • Posti Group Corporation (1995–2002): Postal Worker

Pertti Miettinen

Minna Pajumaa

Government Ownership Steering Department, Senior Financial Adviser

b. 1963, M. Sc. (Econ.), CEFA

Member of the Board since 2019.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Government Ownership Steering Department (2017-), Senior Financial Adviser Government Ownership Steering Department (2009-2017), Senior Financial Counsellor
  • HSH Norbank AG (2004-2008), Client Executive, Structured Corporate Finance (2004-2008)
  • HSH Norbank AG (2002-2004), Project Manager, Export and Project Finance (2002-2004)
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (1998-2002), Vice President, Export and Project Finance
  • Suomen Vientiluotto Oy (1996-1998) Regional Representative, Singapore mission
  • Suomen Vientiluotto Oy (1994-1996), Assistant Regional Representative, Hongkong mission

Board memberships:

  • Member of the Board:  Suomen Malmijalostus Oy, Vapo Oy and Veikkaus Oy

Per Sjödell

Board Professional 
b. 1972, B.sc (econ)

Member of the Board since 2018.

Employment history:

  • Red City PR (since 2015): Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Fiskars, Sweden AB, (2012-2015): Managing Director
  • Pocket Shop AB (2010-2012): CEO
  • H&M (2008-2010): Global Marketing Director (CMO)
  • GANT AB (2005-2008): Managing Director Gant Sweden

Board memberships:

  • Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors: Red City PR SARL
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Nordic Morning Oy 
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Identity Works AB 
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Project Soar NGO 
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Abury Collection
  • Member of the Board of Directors: TeenZapp Ltd
  • Founder: TEDx Marrakesh

 

 

Per Sjödell

Arja Talma

Board Professional
b. 1962, MSc (Econ.), eMBA

Member of the Board since 2016.

Chair of the Audit Committee.

Employment history:

  • Kesko Corporation (2013–2015), Senior Vice President, Store Sites and Investments
  • Rautakesko Ltd (2011–2013), President
  • Kesko Corporation (2005–2011), Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Kesko Corporation (2004–2005), Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Oy Radiolinja Ab (2001–2003), Executive Vice President

Board memberships

  • Chair of the Board: Onvest Oy and Serena Properties AB
  • Member of Board of Directors: Aktia Bank Plc, Metso Corporation and Verkkokauppa.com Oyj

Arja Talma

 

The duties of Posti Group Corporation's Board of Directors are specified in the Companies Act, the Articles of Association, and the Guidelines for Decision Making approved by the Board of Directors. According to these documents, the Board is responsible for controlling and supervising senior management, appointing and dismissing the CEO, approving the company's strategic goals and risk management principles, and ensuring the performance of the company's management system. The Board has adopted written rules and procedures which lay out the Board's key responsibilities and working principles.

Posti Group Corporation's Annual General Meeting appoints the members of the Board of Directors and elects the Chair and Deputy Chair. The Board has between five and nine members. The members are elected for a one-year period at a time. The terms of office end at the close of the AGM following their election.

The Board of Directors evaluates its performance and working methods on an annual basis. It also assesses the performance and working methods of the CEO.

Audit Committee

The Board of Directors elects a minimum of three and a maximum of four of its members to the Audit Committee. The members have the qualifications necessary to perform the responsibilities assumed by Committee, the duties of which include:

  • the preparation, control, review, and assessment of risk management policies, internal control systems and
  • internal audit;
  • organizing financial reporting and auditing;
  • examining financial statements with the auditors before submitting them for review to the Board of Directors;
  • submitting a proposal concerning the appointment of the auditor;
  • assessing the independence of the auditor and the additional services offered by the auditor;
  • steering and monitoring the activities of the Compliance Officer.

 

Personnel Committee

The Board of Directors elects a minimum of three and a maximum of four of its members to the Personnel Committee (previously the Remuneration and Nomination Committee). The members have the qualifications necessary to perform the responsibilities assumed by the Committee, the duties of which include:

  • preparation of decisions concerning the appointments and remuneration of executive management;
  • preparation of the outlines for the remuneration, bonus, and incentive schemes and ensuring that they are fair and competitive;
  • preparation of the outlines of the group’s remuneration, bonus and incentive schemes;
  • follow up of the group’s people strategy;
  • discusses the competences required by the Board in its work and assists in preparing nomination suggestions for Board of Directors’ members.