Taavi Heikkilä, CEO of SOK Corporation, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation for 2016. Harri Broman, Managing Director, Broman Group, has been elected the Vice Chairman.

The union meeting of the Finnish Commerce Federation elected the new Board on Wednesday 4 November.

The Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation has a total of 21 members, five of whom are new members. The new members of the Finnish Commerce Federation Board, starting their term at the beginning of the year are CEO Heikki Häggkvist of Wetteri Yhtiöt, Pharmacist Risto Kanerva of the Humalisto Pharmacy in Turku, CEO  Timo Mänty of Onninen Ltd, CEO Sam G. Nieminen of SGN Group Ltd and CEO Timo Yli-Salomäki of Autotalo Laakkonen Ltd.

Taavi Heikkilä and the CEO of Kesko, Mikko Helander, are proposed to be elected as the representatives of the Finnish Commerce Federation on the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. Helander is furthermore proposed as a member of the Work Committee of the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.

Board of the Finnish Commerce Federation 2016

Chairman of the Board
Taavi Heikkilä, CEO, SOK Corporation

Vice Chairman of the Board
Harri Broman, Managing Director, Broman Group
Members
Catarina Fagerholm, CEO, Instru optiikka Oy
Eero Hautaniemi, CEO, Oriola-KD Oyj
Mikko Helander, CEO, Kesko Oyj
Ralf Holmlund, CEO, Suomen Lähikauppa Oy
Heikki Häggkvist, CEO, Wetteri Yhtiöt Oy
Risto Kanerva, Pharmacist, Turun 6. Humaliston apteekki
Hille Korhonen, CEO, Alko Oy
Tomi Korpisaari, CEO, Olavi Korpisaari Oy
Timo Mänty, CEO, Onninen Oy
Antti Määttä, CEO, Osuuskauppa Keskimaa
 Sam G. Nieminen, CEO, SGN Group Oy
Aki Ojanen, Chairman of the Board, Leipurin Oy
Helena Pettersson, CEO, Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab
Juha-Pekka Pöntinen, CEO, DT Finland Oy, STARK
Antti Ruhanen, CEO, Bassadone Automotive Nordic Oy
Lauri Sipponen, Managing Director, Lidl Finland Ky
Heikki Väänänen, CEO, Tokmanni Group
Daniel Ward, Group CEO, Eurokangas Oy
Timo Yli-Salomäki, CEO, Autotalo Laakkonen Oy

For further information, please contact:

Managing Director  Juhani Pekkala, Federation of Finnish Commerce, t. +358 (0)9 1728 5111, +358 (0)400 419 560, juhani.pekkala(at)kauppa.fi

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