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, Cooperative Unit 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

CFO,
NetNordic Finland, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Uudenmaan Osuuspankki

Sotarauta Markku, 1963, Ylöjärvi

Sisä-Suomi

First Vice
Chair

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Tampereen Seudun 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

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

Jurmu Taija, 1976, Rovaniemi

Pohjois-Suomi
 

Member

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pohjolan 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

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

Member

D.Sc. (Agr. & For.), postgraduate

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

Leppäkoski Sirpa, 1976, Iittala

Sisä-Suomi

Member

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

 

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

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

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)

 

Metsä-Tokila Timo, 1968,
Naantali

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

Director, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Auranmaan Osuuspankki

Mäkelä Anssi, 1961, Urjala

Sisä-Suomi

Member

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Etelä-Pirkanmaan Osuuspankki

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

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

Member

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Alajärven Osuuspankki

Nylund Ulf, 1965, Vaasa

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

Member

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

Vice Chair, Pohjanmaa-Österbotten OP-liitto

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

 

Puttonen Tuomas, 1981, Jyväskylä

Sisä-Suomi

Member

Managing Director, OP Luhanka, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

 

Pättiniemi
Johanna, 1974, Humppila

Länsi-Suomi–Sydkusten

Member

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Humppilan 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

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

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

Syrjälä Timo, 1980, Yli-Lesti

PohjanmaaÖsterbotten

Member

Entrepreneur, Forestry Specialist, Forestry Engineer

Chair of the Board of Directors, Toholammin 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, Board Member, Sisä-Suomen OP-Liitto

 

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.)

CFO, NetNordic Finland

Taija Jurmu, 1976

Vice Chair

Master of Laws, Bar Examination, Certified Board Member & Chair

Lawyer, Asianajotoimisto Jurmu

Mika Helin, 1965

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Etelä-Häme

Raili Hyvönen, 1964

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Vaara-Karjala

Sirpa Leppäkoski, 1976

Member

Master of Laws trained on the bench

Managing Director, Luopioisten Osuuspankki

Toivo Loikkanen, 1960

Member

Master of Theology

Regional Assistant Vicar, Savonlinna parish

Timo Metsä-Tokila, 1968

Member

 

Director, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland

Yrjö Niskanen, 1957

Member

D.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

 

Heikki Palosaari, 1962

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Kemin Seutu

Jyrki Rantala,1969

Member

Master of Laws trained on the bench, BA, eMBA

Managing Director, OP Keski-Pohjanmaa

Petri Sahlström, 1971

Member

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

Professor, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School

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 2022 Annual Cooperative Meeting.

Supervisory Council’s Cooperative Unit members:

Name and year of birth

Role

Education/degree(s)

Full-time position, job title

Ari Väänänen, 1973

Chair

LL.M, Trained on the bench

Managing Director, Maaningan Osuuspankki

Mervi Hinkkanen, 1954

Vice Chair

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA

Pensioner

Mika Kainusalmi, 1979

Member

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

Development Manager, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Matti Kiuru, 1963

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Länsi-Suomi

Kaisa Markula, 1967

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Niinijokivarsi

Jarmo Nurmela, 1967

Member

BBA

Service Supervisor, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for South Ostrobothnia

Ulf Nylund, 1965

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, Certified Board Member

Managing Director, Vaasan Osuuspankki

Teuvo Perätalo, 1963

Member

LL.M, Certified Board Member

Managing Director, OP Kainuu

Tuomas Puttonen, 1981

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Luhanka

Johanna Pättiniemi, 1974

Member

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

Farmer

Carolina Sandell, 1978

Member

M.A.

Entrepreneur, Lina Sandell Ab

Pauliina Takala, 1969

Member

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

Managing Director, Jyväskylän sotainvalidien asuntosäätiö


The term of office of the members of this unit is from selection until the Supervisory Council meeting to be held after the 2022 Annual Cooperative Meeting.

Members of Supervisory Council’s Remuneration Unit:

Name and year of birth

Role

Education/degree(s)

Full-time position, job title

Markku Sotarauta, 1963

Chair

D.Sc. (Admin.)

Professor, University of Tampere

Katja Kuosa-Kaartti, 1973

Vice Chair

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

Authorised Public Accountant, Tilintarkastus Kuosa-Kaartti Oy

Päivi Hakasuo, 1971

Member

M.Sc.

Head of Sourcing, Nornickel Harjavalta Oy

Saara Julkunen, 1967

Member

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

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

Päivi Kujala, 1965

Member

D.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Postgraduate in administrative sciences

Pekka Lehtonen, 1969

Member

Automation Engineer, Certified Board Member

Managing Director, Kangasalan Lämpö Oy

Veijo Manninen, 1962

Member

Agrologist, Certified Board Member

Farmer

Anssi Mäkelä, 1961

Member

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Senior Manager, Valmet Technologies Oy

Tiina Rajala, 1963

Member

M.Sc. (Admin.), eMBA, Certified Board Member

Development Director, Council of Oulu Region

Timo Saukkonen, 1963

Member

M.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Agriculture and Forestry Entrepreneur

Timo Syrjälä, 1980

Member

Forestry Engineer

Entrepreneur, Forestry Specialist


The term of office of the members of this unit is from selection until the Supervisory Council meeting to be held after the 2022 Annual Cooperative Meeting.