Board of Directors

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Eeva Liisa Virkkunen

Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen

Chairman since 2020 and member of the Board since 2018..

Eeva-Liisa is vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Turun Tunnin Juna Oy and board member of Robit Oyj and Neova Oy, where she is also a chairman of the Auditing Committee. In 2014-2020 she held the position of Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Control at MetsoOutotec Oyj, Finland. Previously she has been member of the Board of Directors of Destia and several companies of Metso and Rettig groups in Finland.

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

Jarmo Vesanto

Member of the Board since 2013. 

Jarmo has a long and firm experience from international exploration and mining business. Previously he has been the development director of Boliden Kylylahti and managing director of Altona Mining Finland.

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

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Kimmo Luukkonen

Member of the Board since 2021.

Kimmo is senior adviser of X3 Advisors Group in Finland. Kimmo has 35 years experience in management positions of mining industry both in Finland and abroad. Kimmo was managing director of Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy in 2009-2020 and in 2001-2009 he has held managerial positions in Inmet Mining Corporation in Turkey, Nalunaq Gold Mine A/S in Greenland and Tara Mine in Ireland.

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

Jukka Jokela Picture2000 Jukka Jokela

Member of the Board since 2022.

Jukka is the managing director and founder of Joexco Oy. He has over 35 years experience in senior positions in the mining industry in Finland and abroard. Jukka was the managing director and project director of AA Sakatti Mining Oy 2014-2020. In 2008-2014 he worked in the leading positions of Nortland Resources S.A., Northland Mines Oy and Northland Exploration Oy. Earlier he has been working in Store Norske S.A., Polar Mining Oy and Outokumpu Oy.

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

Sixten Sunabacka Sixten Sunabacka

Vice Chairman and Member of the Board since 2020.

Sixten is founder and managing director of SuFor Oy. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Oy Stockfors Ab and Suomen Koli Forum ry. He is vice chairman of the Finland's Forest Museum Foundation and member of the board of MW Forest Sense AB and Oy Arbonaut Ltd. Previously Sixten has been managing director of Tornator Oyj. He has been manager of forest and bioassets for the Finnish government and has held several managerial position in UPM-Kymmene Oyj. Sixten has acted in several board and management team assignments in Finnish forest industry and participated actively to national forest and environmental policy.

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

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Mauri Visuri

Board member since 2023.

Main education: Master's degree in economics from the University of Vaasa and degree in mechanical engineering

Other assignments: Mauri is CEO and Chairman of Teknoventure Oy. Mauri has been active in the financial and capital markets for many years and has broad experience in the mining and process industries. In addition, he has held twenty-five assignments as a board member (chairman or member) of listed and unlisted companies. Mauri has been CEO of four different companies since the late 80s.

He is independent both in relation to the Company, its management and major shareholders in the Company.

The Board of Directors' Audit Committee

The members of the Audit Committee are Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen (Chairman) and Kimmo Luukkonen.

The Audit Committee has the following tasks:

  • Monitoring of financial reporting and ensuring its reliability
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of the internal control system
  • Planning, scope, and follow-up of external audit
  • Assistance to the Nomination Committee with respect to the proposal of the auditor
  • Monitoring the external auditor's impartiality and independence in relation to the Company, including the extent to which the auditor provides the Company with services other than auditing.

The Board's Technical Committee and Remuneration Committee consist of all Board members.


Nominating Committee

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

The Nominating Committee for AGM 2023 at Sotkamo Silver AB:

Vesa Heikkilä, chairman
Tuomo Mäkelä
Tommi Salunen

The secretary of the committee is:

Mr. Peter Vennerstrand, from A1 Advokater KB, Stockholm

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

Peter Vennerstrand can be reached at phone: +46 8 545 811 00

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Get in Touch

Sotkamo Silver in Sweden

Sotkamo Silver AB
Nybrogatan 34/Box 5216
SE-102 45 Stockholm

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Sotkamo Silver Oy
Hopeatie 20

Telephone +358 44 733 2355

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