On Friday, 17 January, the extraordinary meeting of the Finnish Commerce Federation elected Taavi Heikkilä, the new CEO of SOK Corporation, to the Board and appointed him Vice Chairman.

The Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation has 20 members. Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, Chairman of the Board of Onninen Oy, has been Chairman of the Board since the start of the year.

The representatives of the Finnish Commerce Federation on the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK are Matti Halmesmäki, CEO of Kesko Corporation as Vice Chairman and Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto as Member.

Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation 2014

Chairman of the Board

Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, Chairman of the Board, Onninen Oy

Vice Chairman

Taavi Heikkilä, CEO, SOK Corporation

Members

Harri Broman, Managing Director, Broman Group

Mika Elojärvi, CEO, Toyota Auto Finland Oy

Catarina Fagerholm, CEO, Instru optiikka Oy

Matti Halmesmäki, CEO, Kesko Corporation

Eero Hautaniemi, CEO, Oriola-KD Oyj

Pekka Helander, Chairman of the Board, Passeliauto Oy

Ralf Holmlund, CEO, Suomen Lähikauppa Oy

Pekka Karttunen, Pharmacy owner, Siilinjärven Apteekki

Hille Korhonen, CEO, Alko Oy

Tomi Korpisaari, CEO, Olavi Korpisaari Oy

Aki Ojanen, Chairman of the Board, Leipurin Oy

Helena Pettersson, CEO, Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab

Juha-Pekka Pöntinen, CEO, Starkki Oy Ab

Matti Pörhö, CEO, Pörhön Autoliike Oy

Janne Timonen, President, CEO, Machinery Group Ltd

Daniel Ward, Group CEO, Eurokangas Oy

Jouko Vehmas, commercial counsellor, Osuuskauppa Ympäristö

Heikki Väänänen, CEO, Tokmanni Group

The Finnish Commerce Federation represents commerce - the largest sector of economic life. Commerce employs around 300,000 persons in Finland. The Federation has around 7,000 member companies and represents both retail and wholesale commerce in industry politics and labour market lobbying. www.kauppa.fi