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 a minimum of 32 and a maximum of 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 Financial Group 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 

*All managerial duties in OP Financial Group are counted in the number of managerial positions, including those listed in this table and the tables below.

Name, year of birth and place of residence

Federation of Cooperative Banks and member's term of office

Position on OP Cooperative’s Supervisory Council*

Full-time position, job title, education

Position of the person with an administrative staff background at a cooperative bank

Alho Timo, 1964, Lappeenranta

Etelä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (4)

Executive Director, Lappeenranta University of Technology Support Foundation, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Etelä-Karjalan Osuuspankki

Arvio Kalle, 1964, Siikajoki

Pohjois-Suomi,
2018–2021

Member (3)

Managing Director, Ruukin Osuuspankki, Diploma in Business and Administration, MBA, LKV (authorised real estate agent), APV1 degree

 

Hakasuo Päivi, 1971, Huittinen

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Sourcing Manager, Apetit Ruoka Oy, M.A.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Ala-Satakunnan Osuuspankki

Harju Anne, 1969, Salla

Pohjois-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (3)

Managing Director, Sallan Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

 

Helin Mika, 1965, Hämeenlinna

Etelä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

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

 

Hinkkanen Mervi, 1954, Kontiolahti

Itä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Coordinator, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pohjois-Karjalan Osuuspankki

Junttila Juha, 1965, Liminka

Pohjois-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Professor, University of Jyväskylä, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Limingan Osuuspankki

Jurmu Taija, 1976, Rovaniemi

Pohjois-Suomi,
2019–2021

Member (4)

Attorney at Law, Asianajotoimisto Jurmu, LL.M., Bar Examination, ABM Chair

Chair of the Board of Directors, Pohjolan Osuuspankki

Kaakko Marja-Liisa, 1965, Kalajoki

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten,
2019–2021

Member (2)

Senior Lecturer, Centria University of Applied Sciences, M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Kalajoen Osuuspankki

Kietäväinen Seppo, 1959, Juva

Itä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (3)

Agrologist

Chair of the Board of Directors, Suur-Savon Osuuspankki

Koivula Olli, 1955, Kitee

Itä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, Kiteen Seudun Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), Agrologist

 

Korkonen Jaakko, 1966, Seinäjoki

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Lecturer, Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education, M. Eng., certificate in educational administration

Chair of the Board of Directors, Peräseinäjoen Osuuspankki

Kujala Päivi, 1965, Alavus

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten, 2020–2021

Member (2)

D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry), post-graduate in administrative sciences

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Alavuden Seudun Osuuspankki

Kuosa-Kaartti Katja-Riina, 1973, Orimattila

Etelä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (3)

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Orimattilan Osuuspankki

Kääriäinen Jukka, 1953, Iisalmi

Itä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Planner, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, M.Soc.Sc.

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Pohjois-Savon Osuuspankki

Lehtonen Pekka, 1969, Kangasala

Sisä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, Kangasalan Lämpö Oy, Automation Engineer, ABM

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kangasalan Seudun Osuuspankki

Leppäkoski Sirpa, 1976, Iittala

Sisä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, Luopioisten Osuuspankki, Master of Laws trained on the bench

 

Metsä-Tokila Timo, 1968, Naantali

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten, 2018–2021

Member (2)

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

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Auranmaan Osuuspankki

Myller Kyösti, 1957, Ilomantsi

Sisä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, Jämsän Seudun Osuuspankki, Diploma in Business and Administration, MBA

 

Mäkelä Anssi, 1961, Urjala

Sisä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (2)

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

Chair of the Board of Directors, Etelä-Pirkanmaan Osuuspankki

Nieminen Juha-Pekka, 1955, Uusikaupunki

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, OP Lounaisrannikko, M.Sc. (Econ.), eMBA

 

Nikola Annukka, 1960, Kirkkonummi

Etelä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Chair (4)

Director, Administration, Konehuone Oy, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Uudenmaan Osuuspankki

Niskanen Yrjö, 1957, Rantasalmi

Itä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Member (2)

D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry)

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, OP Rantasalmi, Board Member, Suur-Savon OP-liitto

Nylund Ulf, 1965, Vaasa

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten, 2020–2021

Member (3)

Managing Director, Vaasan Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, ABM

Vice Chair, Pohjanmaa-Österbottenin OP-liitto

Näsi Olli, 1963, Huittinen

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten,
2018–2021

Member (3)

Managing Director,
Satakunnan Osuuspankki, LL.M, Trained on the bench, eMBA

 

Pättiniemi Johanna, 1974, Humppila

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten, 2020–2021

Member (3)

Farmer, D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry), 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, 2020–2021

Member (3)

Development Director, Council of Oulu Region, M.Sc. (Admin.), eMBA, ABM

Chair of the Supervisory Council, Oulun Osuuspankki

Rosas Saila, 1962, Elimäki

Etelä-Suomi, 2019–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, OP Länsi-Kymi, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

 

Sahlström Petri, 1971, Oulu

Pohjois-Suomi, 2019–2021

Member (3)

Professor, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Oulun Osuuspankki

Sandell Carolina, 1978, Mariehamn

Länsi-Suomi-Sydkusten, 2019–2021

Member (2)

M.A., Entrepreneur, Lina Sandell Ab

Board Member, Andelsbanken för Åland

Saukkonen Timo, 1963, Simpele

Etelä-Suomi, 2019–2021

Member (3)

M.Sc. (Agr. & For.), Agriculture and Forestry Entrepreneur

Chair of the Board of Directors, Simpeleen Osuuspankki

Sotarauta Markku, 1963, Ylöjärvi

Sisä-Suomi, 2018–2021

First Vice Chair (2)

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

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Tampereen Seudun Osuuspankki

Suhonen Timo, 1959, Nivala

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten, 2018–2021

Member (2)

Managing Director, Suomenselän Osuuspankki, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, LKV (authorised real estate agent)

 

Syrjälä Timo, 1980, Yli-Lesti

Pohjanmaa-Österbotten, 2020–2021

Member (2)

Entrepreneur, Forestry Specialist, Forestry Engineer

Chair of the Board of Directors, Toholammin Osuuspankki

Takala Pauliina, 1969, Lievestuore

Sisä-Suomi, 2020–2021

Member (3)

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

Väänänen Ari, 1973, Maaninka

Itä-Suomi, 2018–2021

Second Vice Chair (3)

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

 

 

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.)

Director, Administration, Konehuone Oy

Taija Jurmu, 1976

Vice Chair

Master of Laws, Bar Examination, ABM Chair

Lawyer, Asianajotoimisto Jurmu

Kalle Arvio, 1964

Member

Diploma in Business and Administration, MBA, LKV (authorised real estate agent), APV1 degree

Managing Director, Ruukin Osuuspankki

Mika Helin, 1965

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Etelä-Häme

Seppo Kietäväinen, 1959

Member

M.Sc. (Agric.)

M.Sc. (Agric.)

Jukka Kääriäinen, 1953

Member

M.Soc.Sc.

Planner, Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Timo Metsä-Tokila, 1968

Member

 

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

Jukka-Pekka Nieminen, 1955

Member

M.Sc. (Econ.), eMBA

Managing Director, OP Lounaisrannikko

Olli Näsi, 1963

Member

LL.M, Trained on the bench, eMBA

Managing Director,
Satakunnan Osuuspankki

Saila Rosas, 1962

Member

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

Managing Director, OP Länsi-Kymi

Petri Sahlström, 1971

Member

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

Professor, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School

Timo Suhonen, 1959

Member

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), eMBA, LKV (authorised real estate agent)

Managing Director, Suomenselän Osuuspankki


The term of office of the members of this unit is from selection until the Supervisory Council meeting to be held after the 2021 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

Jaakko Korkonen, 1966

Vice Chair

M. Eng., certificate in educational administration

Lecturer, Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education/Vocational Adult Education Sedu

Anne Harju, 1969

Member

M.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Managing Director, Sallan Osuuspankki

Mervi Hinkkanen, 1954

Member

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA

Coordinator, Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Olli Koivula, 1955

Member

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

Managing Director, Kiteen Seudun Osuuspankki

Sirpa Leppäkoski, 1976

Member

Master of Laws trained on the bench

Managing Director, Luopioisten Osuuspankki

Kyösti Myller, 1957

Member

Diploma in Business and Administration, MBA

Managing Director, Jämsän Seudun Osuuspankki

Yrjö Niskanen, 1957

Member

D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry)

 

Ulf Nylund, 1965

Member

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

Managing Director, Vaasan Osuuspankki

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 2021 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

Timo Alho, 1964

Member

M.Sc. (Econ.), Diploma in Business and Administration

Executive Director, Lappeenranta University of Technology Support Foundation

Päivi Hakasuo, 1971

Member

M.A.

Sourcing Manager, Apetit Ruoka Oy

Juha Junttila, 1965

Member

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

Professor, University of Jyväskylä

Marja-Liisa Kaakko, 1965

Member

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

Senior lecturer, Centria University of Applied Sciences

Päivi Kujala, 1965

Member

D.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry)

Post-graduate in administrative sciences

Pekka Lehtonen, 1969

Member

Automation Engineer, ABM

Managing Director, Kangasalan Lämpö Oy

Anssi Mäkelä, 1961

Member

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Senior Manager, Valmet Technologies Oy

Tiina Rajala, 1963

Member

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

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 2021 Annual Cooperative Meeting.