Board of Directors

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

Eeva Liisa Virkkunen

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, Group Finance and Control at MetsoOutotec Oyj, 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.

Jarmo Vesanto

Member of the Board since 2013. 

Mr. Vesanto has a 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.

Maria Neovius

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
Ilkka Tuokko

Member of the Board since 2017.

Ilkka Tuokko has MSc degree in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Oulu. Ilkka has more than 35 years experience in mining projects and international mining companies. He is former Geology & Mining Manager of Mondo Minerals Group. Ilkka Tuokko received in the year 1983 along with two colleagues Exploration Award of the State of Finland due to the discovery of the silver deposit in 1980. Since the discovery he has been involved in all development steps of the Silvermine project. Member of the Board in Sotkamo Silver AB in 2010-2011. Ilkka has ”Chartered Professional” status of Australasian JORC.

Shareholdings: 0.

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

Karri Alameri

Karri Alameri

Member of the Board 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.

Shareholdings: 0.

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

Sixten Sunabacka Sixten Sunabacka

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.

Shareholdings: 0.

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


Nomination Committee

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 2020 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, Hexof Oy, Timo Lindborg with the company


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 at phone: +46 8 545 811 004

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Sotkamo Silver AB
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SE-102 45 Stockholm

Telephone +358 50 599 3539
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Sotkamo Silver Oy
Hopeatie 20
FI-88600 SOTKAMO

Telephone +358 44 733 2355

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