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Board of directors

Sampo plc's Board of Directors, elected annually by the AGM of Sampo plc, uses the highest decision making power in Sampo Group between the AGMs. Sampo's Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the company in compliance with the law, the regulations of the authorities, Sampo's Articles of Association and the decisions of Shareholders Meetings.

The following persons served on Sampo plc's Board of Directors in 2012:

  • Björn Wahlroos

    Chairman of the Board

    Born 1952
    Positions of Trust

    Nordea Bank AB (publ), Chairman of the Board;
    UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Chairman of the Board;
    Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Board Member;
    The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA, Board Member;
    Swedish School of Economics Hanken, Chairman of the Board;
    The Mannerheim Foundation, Board Member

    • Wahlroos was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sampo plc on 5 April 2001.
    • Wahlroos holds 11,861,383 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Matti Vuoria

    Vice Chairman;

    CEO, President of Varma Mutual Pension
    Insurance Company

    Born 1951
    Positions of Trust

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board;
    Stora Enso Oyj, Board Member;
    The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, Vice Chairman of the Board;
    Securities Market Association, Chairman of the Association's Board;
    Federation of Finnish Financial Services, Board Member

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 7 April 2004
    • Vuoria holds 35,017 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Anne Brunila

    Executive Vice President of Fortum Corporation

    Born 1957
    Positions of Trust

    Kone Corporation, Board Member;
    The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA, Board Member;
    Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Board Member;
    International Chamber of Commerce Finland, Board Member (Chairman as of 2013);
    Aalto University Foundation, Board Member

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 9 April 2003.
    • Brunila holds 8,380 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Adine Grate Axén

    Born 1961
    Positions of Trust

    NASDAQ OMX, Sweden, Chairman of the Swedish Listing Committee;
    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi), Sweden, Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee;
    Swedavia AB, Sweden, Board Member;
    3 Scandinavia, Sweden, Advisor and Executive Board Member;
    AP 7, Sweden, Vice Chairman of the Board;
    Madrague Capital Partners AB, Sweden, Board Member;
    Alhanko & Johnson AB (BASE 23), Sweden, Board Member

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 14 April 2011.
    • Grate Axén holds 2,251 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Veli-Matti Mattila

    President and CEO of Elisa Corporation

    Born 1961
    Positions of Trust

    The Finnish Fair Association, Member of the Supervisory Board;
    Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Member of Representative Assembly

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 7 April 2009.
    • Mattila holds 4,089 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Eira Palin-Lehtinen

    Born 1950
    Positions of Trust

    Elisa Corporation, Board Member;
    Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Deputy Board Member and Member of Finance Committee;
    Nordea Funds (Nordea Alternative Investment, Nordea Funds of Funds, Nordea I Sicav), Luxembourg, Board Member;
    Föreningen Konstsamfundet, Member of the Investment Committee;
    The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (Pörssisäätiö), Board Member;
    Sibelius Academy Foundation, Board Member

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 15 April 2008.
    • Palin-Lehtinen holds 4,343 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Jukka Pekkarinen

    Director General, Ministry of Finance

    Born 1947
    Positions of Trust

    Incomes Policy Information Committee, Chairman;
    Advisory Board to the Government Institute for Economic Research, Chairman

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 5 April 2006.
    • Pekkarinen holds 8,315 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
       
  • Per Arthur Sørlie

    President & CEO, Borregaard

    Born 1957
    Positions of Trust

    Umkomaas Lignin (Pty) Ltd, Norway, Chairman of the Board;
    Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri), Norway, Chairman of the Board;
    Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO), Norway, Member of the Assembly;
    Inspiria Science Center, Norway, Board Member

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 12 April 2012.
    • Sørlie holds 1,039 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
  • Christoffer Taxell

    Born 1948
    Positions of Trust

    Stockmann plc, Chairman of the Board;
    Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi, Chairman of the Board; 
    Föreningen Konstsamfundet, Chairman of the Board;
    Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Member of Investment Committee;
    Luvata Oy, Board Member;
    Rettig Group Ltd., Board Member

    • Taxell was transferred to the Board of Directors of Sampo plc from the Supervisory Board on 1 January 1998.
    • Taxell holds 8,924 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

     

When elected, all Board members were independent of company’s major shareholders and following members were also independent of the company: Adine Grate Axén, Anne Brunila, Veli-Matti Mattila, Eira Palin-Lehtinen, Jukka Pekkarinen, Per Arthur Sørlie and Christoffer Taxell. In addition, Björn Wahlroos became independent of the company as of 1 July 2012.

Information as of 31 December 2012, unless stated otherwise. The CVs of members of the Board of Directors can be viewed at www.sampo.com/board.