Board of Directors

Shareholdings and trading information are available at Finansinspektionen's public insider register.

Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen

Chairman since 2020 and member of the Board since 2018.

Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen graduated with M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration) degree from the Helsinki School of Economics. She holds the position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Group Control at Metso Corporation, Finland. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in finance and administration of the listed companies operating in the mining industry and a proven track record of acquisitions, business restructurings, divestments and change management.

Shareholdings: 0

She is independent in relation to the management and major shareholders of the company.
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Jarmo Vesanto

Member of the Board since 2013. 

Mr. Vesanto has an MSc degree in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Oulu in Finland. He has extensive experience in international exploration and mining industry including 25 years with the Outokumpu Group in Finland, Australia, and Canada. Prior to his retirement in March 2017, Mr. Vesanto worked nine years as General Manager of Altona Mining Ltd’s Finnish operations and another three years as Business Development Director for Boliden Kylylahti Oy. In 2015 he received the fifth Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Special Award on outstanding contributions to Fennoscandian economic geology and mining industry. 

Shareholdings: 0

He is independent in relation to the management and major shareholders of the company.
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Maria Neovius

Member of the Board since 2019.

Maria Neovius has a Master's degree from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law - LLM. Maria is General Counsel at Finnish Minerals Group. Maria has previously been a partner at the law firm Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland, and a lawyer and assistant lawyer at the law firm Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd, Finland.

Shareholdings: 0

She is independent in relation to the management and major shareholders of the company.

 Ilkka Tuokko

Member of the Board since 2017.

Chairman of the Board of the Finnish subsidiary Sotkamo Silver Oy since November 2015. Mr. Tuokko has Master of Sciences in geology and mineralogy from Oulu University. Former Group Geology & Mining Manager of Mondo Minerals B.V.. He has more than 30 years of experience with mining projects and international mining companies. Ilkka has ”Competent Person” status, according to Australian JORC and Swedish SveMin. Member of the Board in Sotkamo Silver AB 2010-2011.

Shareholdings: 5 800.
He is dependent in relation to the Company but independent in relation to the management and to major shareholders in the Company.
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Karri Alameri, born 1963
Position: Board member since 2020.

Other commitments: Chairman of the Board of Nohas AB and Notasa AB. Member of the Board i Sb-Fondbolag AB and Sb-Livförsäkring AB. Business Director of the Savings Banks Group i Finland.

Previous assignments in the last five years: Board member of Cinia AB and Access Capital Partners Group SA (as well as board assignments in subsidiaries of Access Capital Partners Group SA). Executive Director with responsibility for Asset Management for OP Financial Group (as well as board assignments in subsidiaries of OP Financial Group).

Other experience: BsC (Econ) Umeå University, CEFA. Karri Alameri has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry. He held several managerial positions and specialized roles in leading Nordic finance companies such as Carnegie, Danske Bank and OP Gruppen. He has one proven register regarding acquisitions, company restructurings, divestments and change management.

He is independent in relation to the management and major shareholders of the company.

Holdings in Sotkamo Silver: Karri Alameri does not own any shares in Sotkamo Silver.

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Sixten Sunabacka, born 1960
Position: Board member since 2020.

Other commitments: Chairman of the Board and CEO of SuFor Oy. Chairman of the Board in the Koli Forum reputation. Vice Chairman of the Foundation for the Finnish Forest Museum.

Previous assignments during the last five years: Board member of Suomen Puukauppa Oy and the Finnish Forest Industry rf. Managing Director of Tornator Oyj. Director of Strategy, Ministry of Employment and the Economy in Finland. Member of National Forest Council in Finland.

Other experience: Master's degree in forest science from the University of Helsinki and eMBA. Sixten Sunabacka is an experienced leader in bio and circular economics, with a broad experience from both the private and public sectors. He has actively participated in it Finnish forest and environmental policy. Environmental, Social and Governance is central part of his expertise.

He is independent in relation to the management and major shareholders of the company.

Holdings in Sotkamo Silver: Sixten Sunabacka does not own any shares in Sotkamo Silver.

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Nomination Committee

The largest shareholder together with the three next largest shareholders at August 31st have appointed the nominating committee consisting of three members.

Nomination Committee for AGM 2019 at Sotkamo Silver AB

The Nomination Committee consists of:

  • Leena Siirala (Chairman), General Councel, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
  • Timo Kärkkäinen, Investment Director, Suomen Malmijalostus Oy
  • Mauri Visuri, VD, Teknoventure Oy

The secretary of the committee is:

Mr. Bertil Brinck, from A1 Advokater KB, Stockholm

Mr. Brinck will collect motions and proposals and answer to shareholders' questions about the nomination committee, etc.

Bertil Brinck can be reached by phone: +46 8 545 811 004

e-mail: bertil.brinck@a1advokater.se