Board of directors

The Board of Directors guides and supervises the activities of Finnpilot. The Board decides on the strategic policies and appoints the Managing Director and upper management of the company. The composition of the Board of Directors is decided on annually by the shareholders’ meeting.

SEIJA TURUNEN
Chair of the Board of Directors
b. 1953, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration), administrative professional

  • Board member since 2015
  • Finnlines Plc, Deputy CEO, CFO 2007–2013
  • Finnsteve Companies (part of the Finnlines Group), Managing Director 2010–2013
  • Finnlines Plc, Chief Financial Officer 1992–2007
  • Elisa Plc, Board member
  • Pihlajalinna Plc, Board member
  • Traffic Management Finland Ltd, Board member

JOHANNA KARPPI
Member of the Board
b. 1968, LL.M. trained on the bench

  • Board member since 2014
  • Finnair, Senior Vice President, People and Culture 2019
  • Terveystalo Plc, Senior Vice President, Human Resources 2007–2019
  • Rautaruukki Corporation, Director, Corporate HR 2004–2007
  • Orion Corporation, HR Manager 2001–2004
  • Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Lawyer

MARKUS KATARA
Member of the Board
b. 1982, M.Sc. (Econ.), LL.M

  • Board member since 2018
  • Government Ownership Steering Department, Chief Specialist 2018–
  • Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Associate Lawyer, 2014–2015, 2016–2018
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Senior Specialist, 2015–2016
  • Outokumpu Plc, specialist and administrative duties 2008–2014
  • Gasonia Ltd, Board member

TUULA-RIITTA MARKKANEN
Member of the Board
b. 1958, Ph.D., International Business and Strategy

  • Board member since 2017
  • Krita Corporate Identity Oy, Senior partner; Change management and strategic communication consulting for, among others, the following clients: Sanoma Corporation, Nokia Solutions, Metso Corporation, Kemira Plc, Ahlström Corporation, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Aalto University Executive Education, Director Aalto PUBLIC 2018–2019
  • Muutosjohdon akatemia (‘Change management academy’) (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Finance, HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd), Project Director
  • Tapio Group, Board member

PETRI PELTONEN
Member of the Board
b. 1962, Licentiate of Science (Technology)

  • Board member since 2018
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Under-Secretary of State, 2016–
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Director General, 2008–2016
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry, Director General, 2007
  • Tekes, Executive Director, 1999–2006
  • Business Finland, Board of Directors, Vice-Chair

KAJ HAHTONEN
Personnel representative on the Board
b. 1975, pilot, Baltic Sea pilot, Bachelor of Marine Technology (Master Mariner)

  • Board member since 2019
  • State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot/Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Pilot 2007–
  • Neste Ltd / Fortum Oil & Gas Ltd / Neste Shipping Ltd / Aker Yards Ltd: various duties at sea (primarily deck officers), 1996–2007
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, safety representative 2012–
  • Luotsiliitto Ry, Board Member and Vice-Chairman 2010–
  • Netplaza Ltd, Board Member 2009–2014
  • Suomen Laajakaistapalvelu Ltd, Board Member 2008–2009

AKI SAARTIA
Personnel representative on the Board
b. 1975, pilot boat operator

  • Board member since 2017
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Pilot cutter operator 2011–
  • Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Pilot boat operator 2006–2010