Board members

Board of Directors of OP Corporate Bank plc

 

Chair (by virtue of law and his position)
Timo Ritakallio, b. 1962

  • President and Group CEO, OP Financial Group

  • CEO, OP Cooperative

  • LL.M, MBA, D.Sc. (Tech.)

  • Board member since 2018

  • Executive member dependent on the Company and its major shareholder (OP Cooperative)

Other relevant positions:

  • Finance Finland (FFI): Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • The Finnish Olympic Committee: Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Securities Market Association: Chairman of the Board

  • Paulo Foundation: Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Finland Chamber of Commerce: Member of the Board and the Council

Relevant previous experience: 

  • Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: President and CEO 2015-2018

  • Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company: Deputy CEO and CIO 2008-2014

  • Pohjola Group (currently OP Corporate Bank Group): Deputy CEO 2006-2008

  • OKO Bank (currently OP Corporate Bank plc): Deputy CEO 2001-2005

  • OKO Bank (currently OP Corporate Bank plc): EVP 1997-2001

  • Opstock Securities Ltd: Managing Director 1993-1997

  • Uudenkaupungin Seudun Osuuspankki: Managing Director 1991-1993

  • Tampereen Seudun Osuuspankki: Head of Listed Securities Department 1988-1991

 

Vesa Aho, b. 1974

  • CFO, OP Financial Group

  • M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

  • Board member since 2018

  • Executive member dependent on the Company and its major shareholder (OP Cooperative)

Other relevant positions:

  • -

Relevant previous experience:

  • Garantia Insurance Company Ltd: CEO 2015–2018

  • OP Cooperative: Group Controller 2014–2015

  • Pohjola Bank plc: CFO, member of the Group's Executive Committee 2011–2014

  • Pohjola Bank plc: Head of Department, Credit Risk Management 2006–2011

  • Pohjola Bank plc: Credit Risk Manager 2004–2006, credit risk expert 2001–2004

 

Jarmo Viitanen, b. 1960

  • Managing Director, Helsinki Area Cooperative Bank

  • M.Sc. (Agric.), eMBA

  • Board member since 2018

  • Executive member dependent on the Company and its major shareholder (OP Cooperative)

Other relevant positions:

  • -

Relevant previous experience:

  • Länsi-Uusimaa Cooperative Bank: managing director 2007-2018

  • OKO Bank plc: various expert duties within corporate banking 1988-2007

  • Imatra Area Cooperative Bank: various expert duties 1985-1988

 

Olli-Pekka Saario, b. 1957

  • Managing Director, Turku Area Cooperative Bank

  • LL.M, eMBA

  • Board member since 2019

  • Executive member dependent on the Company and its major shareholder (OP Cooperative)

Other relevant positions:

  • Turun Palloseuran Säätiö: Chair of the Board of Directors

  • Raisio plc: Member of the Supervisory Board

  • Turun Kauppakorkeakoulun Tukisäätiö: Boad Member

  • TOP Säätiö: Board Member

Relevant previous experience:

  • Turku Area Cooperative Bank: Deputy Managing Director 2001-2012

  • OKO Bank plc (currently OP Corporate Bank plc): Bank Director, Corporate Bank, SME customers 1998-2001, Finance Director, Corporate Bank 1997-1998

  • Salo Area Cooperative Bank: Deputy Managing Director 1994-1997, Bank Director, Corporate Bank 1989-1994, Corporate Finance Manager 1985-1989

  • The Central Association of Cooperative Banks: Management Trainee 1984-1985

  • Lieto Cooperative Bank: Bank Lawyer 1984

 

Pasi Sorri, b. 1972

  • Managing Director, Keski-Suomi Cooperative Bank

  • M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

  • Board member since 2019

  • Executive member dependent on the Company and its major shareholder (OP Cooperative)

Other relevant positions:

  • -

Relevant previous experience:

  • Keski-Suomi Cooperative Bank: Deputy Managing Director 2013-2015

  • Keski-Suomi Cooperative Bank: Bank Director, Member of the Executive Committee 2006-2015

  • Keski-Suomi Cooperative Bank: Expert duties within Corporate Banking 2001-2006

  • Samstock Oy: Project Manager 2000-2001

  • KPMG Wideri Oy Ab: Senior Auditor 1997-2000