Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration of the company and the appropriate organization of its operations. It is responsible for the appropriate arrangement of the control of the company’s accounts and finances. The Board of Directors makes decisions on the strategy, investments, organization and financial affairs of the company. It also ensures that good corporate governance is complied with throughout the Altia Group.
Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae
Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, B.Sc. (Business Administration)

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, Member of the Board since 2013
Chairman of the HR Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Key positions of trust:
Babysam AS, Chairman of the Board
Sunset Boulevard AS, Chairman of the Board
Best Friend AB, Chairman of the Board
SAS AB, Member of the Board
Paulig Oy, Member of the Board
Clas Ohlson AB, Member of the Board
Upplands Motor AB, Member of the Board
CCS Healthcare AB, Member of the Board
Vital Pet Food AS, Chairman of the Board
Broman Group Oy, Member of the Board

Annikka Hurme
Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1964, M.Sc. (Food Sciences)
Valio Oy, CEO

Independent of the company and the shareholder, 
Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, Member of the Board of Altia since 2010
Member of the HR Committee

Main work experience:
Valio Oy, Director, Cheese, Butter and Powders (2012 - 2014)
Valio Oy, Director, Nordic Sales and Distribution (2010 - 2012)
Valio Oy, Director, Perishable Goods and Domestic Sales and Marketing (2007-2010)
Valio Oy, Director, Marketing (2000-2007)

Key positions of trust:
Apetit Group, Member of the Board

Kim Henriksson
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Access Partners, Corporate Finance Advisor

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2015.
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Munksjö Group, Chief Financial Officer (2010-2015)
Morgan Stanley, Managing Director (1999-2008, 1994-1996)
Merita Corporate Finance, Junior Partner (1996-1999)

Kasper Madsen
Member of the Board of Directors

b.1961, BSc (Chemistry), BSc (Economics), Master Brewer

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2015.

Main work experience:
COO, Supply Chain at Hilding Anders (2015-2016)
Orkla Confectionary & Snacks, SVP Supply Chain (2014)
Boston Consulting Group, Senior Advisor (2011-2013)
Carlsberg Breweries, SVP Supply Chain (1986 to 2011)

Key positions of trust:
Unifeeder A/S, Member of the Board

Kai Telanne
Member of the Board of Directors

B. 1964, M.Sc. (Econ.)
President and CEO, Alma Media Corporation

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2016

Main work experience:
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Managing Director 2001-2005
Kustannus Oy Otsikko: Managing Director 2000-2005
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Deputy Managing Director 2000-2001
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti Marketing Director 1999-2000
Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy: Marketing Director 1996-1999
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Marketing Manager 1993-1996
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Sales Manager 1991-1993
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti: Research Manager 1990-1991
Nokian Paperi Oy: Product Manager 1989-1990

Key positions of trust:
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Vice-chairman
Teleste Corporation, Board member

Tiina Lencioni
Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1971, Master of Laws (LL.M.) 2.Staatsexamen/Assessor iuris. (Germany)
Marimekko Corporation, General Counsel

Independent of the company and the shareholder,
Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:
Amer Sports Corporation, Legal Counsel (2007-2012)
Ahlstrom Corporation, Legal Counsel (2005-2007)
UPM Group, Group Legal Counsel (2002-2003)