Board of Directors

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

Mauri Visuri
Chairman since 2011 and member of the Board since 2010.

Mauri Visuri has a Master's degree in economics from the University of Vaasa and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Vaasa Polytechnic. He has extensive experience in the mining- and process industries. Mauri Visuri is Managing Director at Teknoventure Management Oy, where he has board memberships in Teknoventure’s portfolio companies.

Shareholdings: 0

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. 

Mr. Vesanto doesn´t hold any shares in the Company. Mr. Vesanto is also independent to the Company, management and major shareholders of the Company


Matti Rusanen

Member of the Board since 2017.

Mr. Rusanen has an MSc degree from the University of Helsinki (MSc. Agriculture and Forestry) and an eMBA from the University of Tampere (Insurance and Financial Services). Mr. Rusanen has 30 years experience from the bank- and finance sectors. He was formerly Director and Head of Equity Investments at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Finland.

 Mr. Rusanen is also independent to the Company, management and major shareholders of the Company.

Shareholdings: 0

 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 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.

Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen

Member of the Board since 2018.

Mrs. Vikkunen has an MSc (Business Economics) degree – Helsinki School of Economics. Mrs Virkkunen has (more than 30 years’) extensive experience in the finance and administration of the listed mining related and other large companies. She is Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Control at Metso Oyj, Finland.

She has several work-related board memberships in Metso Group companies and previously in Rettig Group

She has broad and varied business experience with a proven track record, including acquisitions, business integrations, restructurings, divestments and change management.

Shareholdings: 0

Mrs. Virkkunan is also independent to the Company, management and major shareholders of the Company.

Nomination Committee

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