Lähikuva OP-valomainoksesta.

OP Cooperative's Supervisory Council

The management of the central cooperative consolidated is based on the control and supervision by the Supervisory Council.

Without prejudice to the supervisory obligation of the Board of Directors, the general duties of the Supervisory Council under the Co-operatives Act include supervising the governance of the central cooperative which is managed by and the responsibility of the Board of Directors and the CEO acting as the President and Group Chief Executive Officer.

The Supervisory Council appoints Board members of the central cooperative and OP Financial Group’s CEO acting as the President and Group Chief Executive Officer and their deputy. In appointing the Board members and the President and Group Chief Executive Officer, the Supervisory Council receives assistance from the Supervisory Council Nomination Committee, which consists of the Chair and Vice Chair of the OP Financial Group Nomination Committee, the Chair and first Vice Chair of the Supervisory Council and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

The Charter of the Supervisory Council defines other Council duties in more detail.

The Supervisory Council comprises 36 members appointed by the Cooperative Meeting. The Supervisory Council has a Chair and two Vice Chairs, who together with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and the President and Group Chief Executive Officer form the OP Cooperative's Committee of Chairs. The Committee of Chairs is a preparatory body, whose task is to coordinate the work of the Supervisory Council and the Board of Directors and to prepare Supervisory Council meetings.

The Supervisory Council may also set other preparatory bodies to prepare matters discussed at a Supervisory Council meeting. The Supervisory Council has set up a Strategy Unit and a Responsibility and Remuneration Unit.

Members of OP Cooperative's Supervisory Council by the federation of cooperative banks 

Name, year of birth and place of residence

Federation of Cooperative Banks

Position on OP Cooperative’s Supervisory Council
 

Full-time position, job title, education/degree(s)

Position of the person with a governing body background at an OP cooperative bank

 

Nikola Annukka, 1960,
Kirkkonummi

Etelä-Suomi
 

Chair

Chair of the Board of Directors, Uudenmaan Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Uudenmaan Osuuspankki

Jurmu Taija, 1976, Rovaniemi

Pohjois-Suomi

First Vice
Chair

Attorney at Law, Asianajotoimisto Jurmu, LL.M., Bar Examination, Certified Board Member & Chair

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pohjolan Osuuspankki

Väänänen Ari, 1973, Maaninka

Itä-Suomi

 

Second Vice
Chair

Managing Director, Maaningan Osuuspankki, LL.M, Trained on the bench

 

Hakasuo Päivi, 1971, Huittinen

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Head of Sourcing, Nornickel Harjavalta Oy, M.Sc.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Ala-Satakunnan Osuuspankki

Harju Eeva, 1967,
Pudasjärvi

Pohjois-Suomi

Member

M.Sc.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pudasjärven Osuuspankki

Helin Mika, 1965, Hämeenlinna

Etelä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Etelä-Häme, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

 

Hinkkanen Mervi, 1954, Kontiolahti

Itä-Suomi

Member

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pohjois-Karjalan Osuuspankki

Hyvönen Raili, 1964, Kontiolahti

Itä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Vaara-Karjala, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA

 

Julkunen Saara, 1967, Kuopio

Itä-Suomi

Member

 Professor, Head of Business School at University of Eastern Finland, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Soc.Sc

Member of the Board of Directors, Pohjois-Savon Osuuspankki

Kainusalmi Mika, 1979,
Savitaipale

Etelä-Suomi

Member

Development Manager, Lappeenranta University of Technology, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Tech.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Simpeleen Osuuspankki

Kiuru Matti, 1963,
Pori

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Managing Director, OP Länsi-Suomi, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA

 

Kujala Päivi, 1965,
Alavus

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Senior Rural Economist, Pellervo Economic Research PTT, D.Sc. (Admin.), M.Sc. (Agr. & For.), Agronomist

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Alavuden Seudun Osuuspankki

Kuosa-Kaartti Katja-Riina, 1973, Orimattila

Etelä-Suomi

Member

Authorised Public Accountant, Tilintarkastus Kuosa-Kaartti Oy, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Chair of the Board of Directors,
Orimattilan Osuuspankki

Lehtonen Pekka, 1969, Kangasala

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, Kangasalan Lämpö Oy, Automation Engineer, Certified Board Member

Chair of the Board of Directors, Kangasalan Seudun Osuuspankki

Lohi Tuomas, 1979,
Kempele

Pohjois-Suomi

Member

Municipal Manager, Municipality of Kempele

Member of the Board of Directors, Tyrnävän Osuuspankki

Loikkanen Toivo, 1960, Savonlinna

Itä-Suomi

Member

Regional Assistant Vicar, Savonlinna parish, Master of Theology

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Suur-Savon Osuuspankki

Manninen Veijo, 1962, Pyhäjärvi

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Farmer, Agrologist, Certified Board Member & Chair

Chair of the Board of Directors, Suomenselän Osuuspankki

Markula Kaisa, 1967,
Loimaa

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Managing Director, OP Niinijokivarsi, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), Agrologist (university of applied sciences)

 

Mäkelä Anssi, 1961,
Urjala

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Senior Manager, Valmet Technologies Oy, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Etelä-Pirkanmaan Osuuspankki

Mäkelä Kari, 1982,
Jämsä

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, Jämsän Seudun Osuuspankki, MSE in Industrial Engineering and Management

 

Niskanen Yrjö, 1957,
Rantasalmi

Itä-Suomi

Member

Specialist, Forest Centre, D.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, OP Rantasalmi

Nurmela Jarmo, 1967,
Alajärvi

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Development Manager, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for South Ostrobothnia, BBA

Chair of the Board of Directors, Alajärven Osuuspankki

Nylund Ulf, 1965,
Vaasa

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Managing Director, Vaasan Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, Certified Board Member

 

Palosaari Heikki, 1962,
Kello

Pohjois-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Kemin Seutu, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), MBA

 

Perätalo Teuvo, 1963,
Kajaani

Pohjois-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Kainuu, Master of Laws, Certified Board Member

 

Pättiniemi
Johanna, 1974,
Humppila

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Farmer, D.Sc. (Agr. & For.), M.Sc. (Agric.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Humppila-Metsämaan Osuuspankki, Member of the Representative Assembly, Helsinki Area Cooperative Bank

Rajala Tiina, 1963,
Kempele

Pohjois-Suomi

Member

Development Director, Council of Oulu Region, M.Sc. (Admin.), eMBA, Certified Board Member

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Oulun Osuuspankki

Rantala Jyrki, 1969,
Kokkola

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Managing Director, OP Keski-Pohjanmaa, Master of Laws trained on the bench, BA, eMBA

 

Sandell Carolina, 1978,
Maarianhamina

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Entrepreneur, Lina Sandell Ab, M.A.

Member of the Board of Directors, Andelsbanken för Åland

Sarhemaa Teemu, 1980,
Asikkala

Etelä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Järvi-Häme, BBA, eMBA, business student

 

Saukkonen Timo, 1963,
Simpele

Etelä-Suomi

Member

M.Sc. (Agr. & For.), agriculture and forestry entrepreneur

Chair of the Board of Directors, Etelä-Karjalan Osuuspankki

Selkee Leena, 1958,
Ruovesi

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, Ylä-Pirkanmaan Osuuspankki, LL.M, CBM

 

Sotarauta Markku, 1963, Ylöjärvi

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Professor, University of Tampere, D.Sc. (Admin.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Tampereen Seudun Osuuspankki

Syrjälä Timo, 1980,
Yli-Lesti

Pohjanmaa–Österbotten

Member

Entrepreneur, Forestry Specialist, Forestry Engineer

Member of the Board of Directors, Jokilaaksojen Osuuspankki

Takala Pauliina, 1969, Lievestuore

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, Jyväskylän sotainvalidien asuntosäätiö, M.Soc.Sc., vocational qualification in property management

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Keski-Suomen Osuuspankki

Tiiri Janne, 1965,
Oripää

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten

Member

Farmer, Bachelor of Agriculture and Forestry, agronomist

Chair of the Board of Directors, Osuuspankki Harjuseutu

 

The term of office of the managing director is no more than 2 years and that of a management body member 4 years at the most, beginning upon closing of the Annual Cooperative Meeting and terminating upon closing of the Annual Cooperative Meeting.

Every year, 12 of the Supervisory Council members will reach the end of their term in such a way that one governing body member and one managing director member representing each of the Federations of Cooperative Banks are due to resign by rotation.

During the transition period specified in the Bylaws, the resigning members by rotation will be decided by drawing lots. After the validity period of the transition, the normal procedure for members resigning by rotation will apply in such a way that the term of managing directors is 2 years and that of governing body members 4 years.

Supervisory Council’s Strategy Unit members:

Name and year of birth

Role

Education/degree(s)

Full-time position, job title

Annukka Nikola, 1960

Chair

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Uudenmaan Osuuspankki

Ari Väänänen, 1973

Vice Chair

LL.M, Trained on the bench

Managing Director, Maaningan Osuuspankki

Päivi Hakasuo, 1971

Member

M.Sc.

Head of Sourcing, Nornickel Harjavalta Oy

Mika Helin, 1965

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Managing Director, OP Etelä-Häme

Raili Hyvönen, 1964

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Managing Director, OP Vaara-Karjala

Saara Julkunen, 1967

Member

D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Soc.Sc

Associate Professor, Head of Business School at University of Eastern Finland

Matti Kiuru, 1963

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA

Managing Director, OP Länsi-Suomi

Päivi Kujala, 1965

Member

D.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Postgraduate in administrative sciences

Katja Kuosa-Kaartti, 1973

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Authorised Public Accountant, Tilintarkastus Kuosa-Kaartti Oy

Pekka Lehtonen, 1969

Member

Automation Engineer, CBM

Managing Director, Kangasalan Lämpö Oy

Tuomas Lohi, 1979

Member

Ph.D., CBM

Municipal Manager, Municipality of Kempele

Toivo Loikkanen, 1960

Member

Master of Theology

Regional Assistant Vicar, Savonlinna parish

Anssi Mäkelä, 1961

Member

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Senior Manager, Valmet Technologies Oy

Yrjö Niskanen, 1957

Member

D.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Expert, Finnish Forest Centre

Jarmo Nurmela, 1967

Member

BBA

Development Manager, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for South Ostrobothnia

Tiina Rajala, 1963

Member

M.Sc. (Admin.), eMBA, CBM

Development Director, Council of Oulu Region

Jyrki Rantala, 1969

Member

Master of Laws trained on the bench, BA, eMBA

Managing Director, OP Keski-Pohjanmaa

Teemu Sarhemaa, 1980

Member

BBA, eMBA, business student

Managing Director, OP Järvi-Häme


The term of office of the members of this unit is from selection until the Supervisory Council meeting to be held after the 2023 Annual Cooperative Meeting.

Supervisory Council’s Responsibility and Remuneration Unit members:

Name and year of birth

Role

Education/degree(s)

Full-time position, job title

Taija Jurmu, 1976

Chair

Master of Laws, Bar Examination, CBM & Chair

Lawyer, Asianajotoimisto Jurmu

Markku Sotarauta, 1963

Vice Chair

D.Sc. (Admin.)

Professor, University of Tampere

Eeva Harju, 1967

Member

M.Sc.

 

Mervi Hinkkanen, 1954

Member

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA

Pensioner

Mika Kainusalmi, 1979

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Tech.)

Development Manager, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Veijo Manninen, 1962

Member

Agrologist, CBM (Chair)

Farmer

Kaisa Markula, 1967

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), Agrologist (university of applied sciences)

Managing Director, OP Niinijokivarsi

Kari Mäkelä, 1982

Member

MSE in Industrial Engineering and Management

Managing Director, Jämsän Seudun Osuuspankki

Ulf Nylund, 1965

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, CBM

Managing Director, Vaasan Osuuspankki

Heikki Palosaari, 1962

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), MBA

Managing Director, OP Kemin Seutu

Teuvo Perätalo, 1963

Member

LL.M, CBM

Managing Director, OP Kainuu

Johanna Pättiniemi, 1974

Member

D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry), M.Sc. (Agric.)

Farmer

Carolina Sandell, 1978

Member

M.A.

Entrepreneur, Lina Sandell Ab

Timo Saukkonen, 1963

Member

M.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Agriculture and Forestry Entrepreneur

Leena Selkee, 1958

Member

LL.M., CBM

Managing Director, Ylä-Pirkanmaan OP

Timo Syrjälä, 1980

Member

Forestry Engineer

Entrepreneur, Forestry Specialist

Pauliina Takala, 1969

Member

M.Soc.Sc., vocational qualification in property management

Managing Director, Jyväskylän sotainvalidien asuntosäätiö

Janne Tiiri, 1965

Member

Bachelor of Agriculture and Forestry, agronomist

Farmer


The term of office of the members of this unit is from selection until the Supervisory Council meeting to be held after the 2023 Annual Cooperative Meeting.