The Federation of Finnish Commerce started its business in 2005, when Kaupan Keskusliitto ( Federation of Commerce) and Kaupan Työnantajaliitto ( Employer Association) merged. The Federation’s membership consists of 2,200 companies from all sectors of commerce from the daily consumer goods trade, specialty goods trade, wholesale trade, technical trade to the car trade. The Finnish Commerce Federation is also a member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and so companies joining the Finnish Commerce Federation also become the members of the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
Members use their decision-making power in the Federation’s matters at the federation meeting, where the Federation’s board and chair are also selected. At the moment, SOK’s Executive Director Hannu Krook acts as the chair and Bang & Bonsomer Group’s Managing Director Mikko Teittinen as the vice chair of the Federation’s board. Mari Kiviniemi is the Managing Director of the Federation.
Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation
Within the Finnish Commerce Federation, there are committees and groups which focus on various themes central to commerce. The chair of the committee is also a member of the corresponding committee in the Confederation of Finnish Industries. This aims to ensure communication between the Finnish Commerce Federation and the Confederation of Finnish Industries.