Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration and the proper organization of the operations of the Company. Board members are elected annually by the Annual General Meeting based on a proposal put forward by the Board’s Nomination Committee.

HKScan Reijo Kiskola light web

Reijo Kiskola, Chairman of the Board

Education: Dairy Engineer

Year of birth: 1954

Nationality: Finnish

Chairman of the Board: since 27 November 2018 and CEO (acting) of HKScan 27 November 2018–3 February 2019

Member of the Board: since 2018

Member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Special Committee

Shareholding at HKScan: 20,341 pcs*

Relevant positions of trust:
Member of Board, Leivon Leipomo Oy, Tampere 2016–
Member of the Board, HC Ässät Oy, 2020–

Key employment history:
Arla Foods Amba, European Zone, Member of Leadership Team 2016–2017
Arla Oy, Managing Director 2011–2017
Arla Ingman Oy, Supply Chain Director 2011–2011
Hämeenlinna Dairy Cooperative, Managing Director, 2007–2010
HK Ruokatalo Oy, EVP, 2003–2006
Broilertalo Oy, subsidiary company of HK, Managing Director, 2001–2003
Various Dairy Cooperatives, Managing Director, 1981–2001

Independent of the company and of the major shareholders.

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Jari Mäkilä Vice Chairman of the Board

Education: Agricultural Technician

Year of birth: 1970

Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Board: since 2018

Member of the Special Committee

Shareholding at HKScan: 11,934 pcs (direct ownership) and 127,499 pcs (through Mäkilän Tila Oy)*

Relevant positions of trust:
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Supervisory Board 2006–
LSO Osuuskunta Chairman of the Supervisory Board 2014–
Pellervo, Member of the Delegation 2014–

Key employment history:
Farm entrepreneur, pork producer 1995–
Mäkilän Tila Oy, Chairman of the Board

Not independent of the company due to his significant supplier relationship with the company, not independent of significant shareholders due to his position as director in LSO Cooperative.

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Anne Leskelä, Member of the Board

Education: M.Sc (Business Administration)

Year of birth: 1962

Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Board: since 2019

Chair of the Audit Committee

Shareholding at HKScan: 9,878 pcs*

Relevant positions of trusts:
Componenta Oyj, Member of the Board 2017–, Vice Chairman of the Board 2019–
Kojamo Oyj, Member of the Board and Audit Committee 2018–, Chairman of the Audit committee 2019–
Robit Oyj, Member of the Board 2020–
Image Wear Oy, Member of the Board 2019–
Tammer Brands Oy, Member of the Board 2018–, Chairman of the Board 2020–

Key employment history:
Nokian Tyres plc, CFO and VP, Finance and Control and IR 2006–2018
Nokian Tyres plc, Treasurer and Manager, Treasury 1997–2006
Oy Kyro Ab, Financial Analyst 1995–1997
Suomen Säästöpankki – SSP Oy, Manager, Domestic Money Market, Management team member and head of market dealers, 1992–1994

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

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Per Olof Nyman, Member of the Board

Education: M.Sc. (Industrial & Management Engineering)

Year of birth: 1956

Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Board: since 2017

Chair of the Compensation committee

President & CEO, Lantmännen ek. för. 2012–

Shareholding at HKScan: 15,214 pcs (nominee-reg.)*

Relevant positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board, Intercoop 2020–
Svensk Kooperation ek. för.
Lantmännen DLG International AB Hauptgenossenschaft Nord AG Lantmännen Internal Boards

Key employment history:
Lantmännen ek. för, EVP, Senior Vice President & CFO 2008–
WHIRLPOOL Europe, Various Vice President, Director and Controller positions 1986–2008
Gränges Metallverken, Sweden, Financial Analyst & Assistant Controller 1982–1986
JOHNSON METALL, Sweden, IS System Analyst, Manager Production & Material Planning 1980–1982

Independent of the company, but not independent of its significant shareholders due to his position as CEO of Lantmännen ek. för.

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Harri Suutari, Member of the Board

Education: B.Sc. (Eng.)

Year of birth: 1959

Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Board: since 2019

Member of the Compensation and Special Committee

Componenta Oyj, Chairman of the Board, 1 September 2019–

Shareholding at HKScan: 9,628 pcs*

Relevant positions of trust:
Componenta Oyj, Chairman of the Board, 2019–
Kauppahuone Laakkonen Oy, Member of the Board, 2018–
PunaMusta Media Oyj, Vice Chairman of the Board, 2018–2021, Chairman of the Board 2021–
Proventia Oy, Chairman of The Board 2017–
Talgraf Oy, Chairman of The Board 2017–
Oy M-Filter Ab, Member of the Board 2011–

Key employment history:
Componenta Oyj, CEO, 2015–2019
PKC Group Oyj, CEO, 2008–2011 and 2002–2005
Ponsse Oyj, CEO, 1992–2001
Kajaani Automatiikka Oy, Managing Director, 1984–1996

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

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Terhi Tuomi, Member of the Board

Education: M.Sc (Econ.)

Year of birth: 1966

Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Board: since 2019

Member of the Audit Committee

Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd, CFO 2004–

Farm entrepreneur, pork producer 2002–

Shareholding at HKScan: 8,378 pcs*

Relevant positions of trust:
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Board 2017–

Key employment history:
Pihla-Windows, Financial Manager 2000–2004
Racinel Ltd, Entrepreneur, Office Manager 1990–2000
Gebrüder Jüng GmbH, Germany, Advertisement Assistant 1991–1992

Independent of the company, but not independent of its significant shareholders due to her position as director in LSO Cooperative.

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Carl-Peter Thorwid, Deputy member of the Board

Education: M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering and Management)

Year of birth: 1964

Nationality: Swedish

Deputy member of the Board: since 2017

Member of the Audit Committee

Lantmännen Cerealia AB, CEO

Shareholding at HKScan: –*

Key employment history:
Lantmännen Unibake, Group Business Lead Fresh Bread and Member of the management team, Head of Integration 2016–2017
Ackot AB, Integration Lead for the Vaasan acquisition at Lantmännen 2014–2016
Accenture AB, Various positions (e.g. CMD/CEO, Lead,) 1992–2014
Teli AB,  Production Planning of AXE-switches 1991–1992
Hälsinge Regemente I14, Officer in charge and Officer 1986–1991

Independent of the company, but not independent of its significant shareholders due to his position as CEO of Lantmännen Cerealia AB.

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Ilkka Uusitalo, Deputy Member of the Board

Year of birth: 1968

Nationality: Finnish

Deputy member of the Board: since 2019

Member of the Compensation Committee

Farm entrepreneur, broiler meat producer, Salo

Shareholding at HKScan: 165,000 pcs*

Relevant positions of trusts:
LSO Osuuskunta, Member of the Board since 2011 and Vice Chairman of the Board 2015–
Coop Center Pellervo, Member of the Delegation since 2012, Vice Chairman of the Delegation 2017–2018 and Chairman of the Delegation 2019–
Metsäliitto Cooperative, Member of the Supervisory Board 2017–
OP Kantrisalo (bank), Member of the Board since 2007, Vice Chairman of the Board 2009–2011 and Chairman of the Board 2011–
City of Salo, Member of the City Council since 2009 and Vice Chairman of the City Council 2017–
City of Salo, Member of the Chairman Board 2017–

Not independent of the company due to his significant supplier relationship with the company, not independent of significant shareholders due to his position as director in LSO Cooperative.

*Information updated on 20.5.2021