The CEO is in charge of the company’s daily management in accordance with the instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors, while ensuring that accounting practices comply with the laws and that financial management is organised in a reliable manner.

The CEO’s duties include the management and supervision of the company’s business, and responsibility for the development and coordination of the company’s operations.

The Board of Directors appoints the CEO. A written executive contract with Executive Vice President for the business line concerned within OP Financial Group and its appendix specifies the terms and conditions of the executive contract with the CEO.

Katja Keitaanniemi, Lic.Sc. (Tech.), in charge of OP Financial Group's Banking Corporate and Institutional Customers has acted as the company's CEO since 6 August 2018. Jari Jaulimo has acted as Debuty CEO as of 1 August 2020.


Katja Keitaanniemi, b. 1973

  • CEO, OP Corporate Bank plc
  • Executive Vice President, Banking, Corporate and institutional customers, OP Financial Group
  • Employed by OP Financial Group since 2018
  • Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

Relevant previous experience:

  • Finnvera plc: Executive Vice President, SMEs, Member of the Executive Committee 2014–2018
  • Swedbank: Head of Investment Banking Finland, Member of Management Group of Global Investment Banking 2011–2013; Head of Research, Deputy Head of Global Research, Member of Management Group 2010–2011
  • eQ Bank/Conventum: Director of Research, Member of the Executive Committee 2002–2009
  • Nordea Securities: Senior Analyst, Forest & Paper Products 2001–2002

Other relevant positions:

  • OP Asset Management Ltd: chairman of the board
  • OP Ryhmän taidesäätiö sr: vice chairman of the board
  • OP Research Foundation sr: board member
  • OP Vakuutus: board member (currently Pohjola Vakuutus)
  • OP Card Company plc: board member (currently OP Retail Customers plc, OP Vähittäisasiakkaat Oyj)
  • Uponor: board member, Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Finavia: board member 
  • Business Finland: member of the Executive Committee
  • European Payments Initiative (EPI): board member
  • The Unico Banking Group: member of the Executive Committee
  • Montreal Group: board member


Jari Jaulimo, b. 1962

  • Deputy CEO, OP Corporate Bank plc
  • Head of Cash Flows and Working Capital, OP Financial Group
  • Employed by OP Financial Group since 1990
  • Master of Laws, MBA

Relevant previous experience:

  • OP Card Company plc: Deputy Managing Director 2017 - 2020
  • Pohjola Bank plc (currently OP Corporate Bank plc): Head of Finance Company Services 2011 - 2016
  • OKO Bank plc, Pohjola Bank plc: Head of Legal Affairs, 2005 - 2011
  • OKO Osuuspankkien Keskuspankki Oyj: VP, Legal Affairs 1997 - 2005, Legal Counsel 1994 - 1997
  • OKO Osuuspankkien Keskuspankki Oyj: Project Manager, International Affairs 1990 - 1994 (incl. assignment period in Spain 1990 - 1991)

Other relevant positions:

  • P27 Nordic Payment Platform AB: board member
  • Checkout Finland Oy: chairman of the board