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Board of Directors

The Board was selected by the Annual General Meeting on 9 April 2018.

Selecting Board members
According to the Articles of Association, the Ponsse Plc Board consists of at least five and at most eight members. The Board members are selected by the Annual General Meeting which – according to the Articles of Association – must be held by the end of June each year. The period of office of the Board members ends at the next Annual General Meeting. The Board selects a chairperson for the period of office from among its members.

Board meetings
During the year under review 2018, the Board convened nine times. The Board members actively participated in the meetings – the attendance rate was 90.7 %.

Juha Vidgren

Juha Vidgrén

Chairman of the Board
JUHA VIDGRÉN, B. 1970
Master of Pedagogy
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 2000
Shareholding in Ponsse Plc on 31 December 2018: 6 207 000 shares
Epec Oy, Chairman of the Board

Work experience
Ponsse Plc, Deputy to the CEO 2003
Ponsse Plc, Public Relations Manager 2000-2003
Ponsse Plc, Press Officer 1998-2000

Other key positions of trust
Einari Vidgrén Foundation, Chairman of the Board
Einari Vidgren Oy, Board Member
Klaffi Tuotannot Oy, Board Member
Vieremän Kylänraitti Association, Chairman of the Board
Vieremän Oriyhdistys Association, Chairman of the Board
Suomen Filmiteollisuus (SF) Oy, Board Member 

Mammu Kaario

Mammu Kaario

Vice Chairman
MAMMU KAARIO, B. 1963
Master of Law, MBA
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 2010
Shareholding in Ponsse Plc on 31 December 2018: 4,500 shares
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Work experience
Partnera Oy, President, CEO 2016-2017
Korona Invest Oy, Investment Manager 2011-2016
Unicus Oy, Partner 2006-2011
Conventum Corporate Finance Oy, Director 1998-2005
Prospectus Oy, Director 1994-1998
Kansallis-Osake-Pankki, Specialist 1988-1994

Other key positions of trust
Aspo Oyj, Vice Chairman
CapMan Oyj, Vice Chairman
Lapti Oy, Board Member
Makai Holding Oy, Chairman of the Board
PerusTerveys Suomi Oy, Chairman of the Board
Robit Oyj, Vice Chairman
SstatzZ Oy, Board Member

Matti Kylävainio

Matti Kylävainio

MATTI KYLÄVAINIO, B. 1974
Director of sawmill operations of Keitele Forest Oy
M.Sc. (Econ.)
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 2016
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Work experience
Keitele Forest Oy, Director of sawmill operations since 2014
Keitele Forest Oy, Sales Director 2006-2014
Keitele Forest Oy, Export Manager 1999-2006

Other key positions of trust
Keitele Forest Oy, Board Member

Juha Vanhainen

Juha Vanhainen

JUHA VANHAINEN, B. 1961
President and CEO of Apetit Oyj
Master’s degree in engineering (process technology)
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 9 April, 2018
Independent of the company and major shareholders

Work experience
Stora Enso Oyj, Country Director and Board Member 2007-2015
Stora Enso Oyj, Managerial positions 1990-2007
Kemi Oy, engineer 1988-1990

Other key positions of trust
Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation, Board Member
Wihuri Group, Board Member

Janne Vidgrén

Janne Vidgrén

JANNE VIDGRÈN, B. 1968
Commercial College Graduate
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 2013
Shareholding in Ponsse Plc on 31 December 2018: 3 691 742 shares 

Work experience
Ponsse Plc, Area Director (Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) 2007-2017
Ponsse Plc, Area Export Manager 2001-2007
Ponsse Plc, Marketing Manager 1994-2001

Jukka Vidgrén

Jukka Vidgrén

JUKKA VIDGRÈN, B. 1983
Managing Director of Mutant Koala Pictures
Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Ponsse Plc, Board Member since 2011
Shareholding in Ponsse Plc on 31 December 2018: 3 764 778 shares 

Work experience
Mutant Koala Pictures, Entrepreneur since 2004

Other key positions of trust
Einari Vidgrén Foundation, Board Member
PAVA ry, Board Member
Suomen Filmiteollisuus SF, Chairman of the Board