Management, Board of Directors and personnel
General Shareholders’ Meeting
Board of Directors
In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Board has 10–12 ordinary members and five deputy members. By unanimous decision of the shareholders at the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting on 1 April 2022, ten members and five deputy members were elected to the Board of Directors. Director Olli Arola, Managing Director Stefan Damlin, CEO Jouni Haikarainen, CEO Roger Holm, Managing Director Vesa Hätilä, Managing Director Anders Renvall, Member of Parliament Joakim Strand, Director Markku Vartia, CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström and Business Unit Director Hans-Alexander Öst were elected as Ordinary Members of the Board of Directors in accordance with their consent. The Deputy Members elected were CEO Maarit Herranen, CEO Ahti Källi, Director Kari Roos, Business Unit Director Markus Tuomala and CEO Jukka Ylitalo.
From 1 January to 1 April 2022, the Board of Directors consisted of Director Olli Arola, Managing Director Stefan Damlin, Managing Director Vesa Hätilä, Member of the European Parliament Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Managing Director Anders Renvall, CEO Eero Seesvaara, Member of Parliament Joakim Strand, Director Markku Vartia and CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström, and the Deputy Members CEO Roger Holm, CEO Juha Juntunen, CEO Ahti Källi, Director Kari Roos and Business Unit Director Hans-Alexander Öst.
Until 1 April 2022, the Chair of the Board was Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and the Vice Chair was Vesa Hätilä.
At its organising meeting on 1 April 2022, the Board of Directors elected Member of Parliament Joakim Strand as Chairperson and Managing Director Anders Renvall as Vice-Chairperson.
CEO and Management Team
The company’s CEO is Rami Vuola (MSc) and his Deputy CEO is CFO Mats Söderlund (MSc). The other members of the Management Team on 31 December 2022 were: Sami Kuitunen, Frans Liski, Reima Neva and Niko Paaso.
The subsidiaries and affiliated companies belonging to the EPV Energy Ltd Group have their own administrative bodies, in the management and supervision of which EPV actively participates.
In the General Meeting, the audit firm Ernst & Young Oy was elected as the company’s Ordinary Auditor for the period until the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in 2023, with Mikko Rytilahti (CA) and Kristian Berg (CA) as the main responsible Auditors and Anders Svennas (CA) and Marja Huhtala (CA) as Vice Auditors.
In line with our strategy, we want to make sure that we keep pace with, and ideally stay at the forefront of, the changes and transformation in the sector. Maintaining the know-how of the EPV Energy Group’s personnel plays a key role in ensuring the profitability of the Group’s business activities and maintaining the continuous development of its operations.
Our personnel consist of professionals and experts in their fields who have diverse experience of the energy sector spanning more than four decades. Our competent and skilled employees are our most important resource.
The New Electricity Revolution® Strategy means a renewal for the company. At the same time, it means renewal for individuals and the way they are managed. As part of the New Electricity Revolution, we are also systematically working to improve our own leadership. Good management is the right of every EPV employee. Good leadership is important to us, and we want to invest in it. Our goal is to create an enthusiastic EPV team where every employee can develop, learn something new and be proud of what we achieve together.
In early 2022, together with the Group’s managers and supervisors, we explored what good leadership at EPV means. We packaged the end result into five cornerstones in an accessible format and named it: Cornerstones of Energetic Leadership − More Positive Power.
We also added concrete tools to the cornerstones to make sure that anyone can apply them in a variety of situations they might face in immediate leadership, whether managing a team, a colleague or themselves. We also discussed the topic extensively and organised training for supervisors and managers over the year.
EPV aims to ensure the commitment, motivation and continuous development of our personnel. We strive to guarantee a healthy and safe working environment, while nurturing a culture of doing things together. We want to be a safe and inspiring place to work. EPV strives to take exemplary care of occupational safety matters. The company’s goal is to build a working environment in which occupational accidents do not occur. Occupational safety was monitored through the usual methods in 2022 in all the Group’s companies, including all external personnel working with EPV. Safety is monitored in several different categories in the Group’s companies. In 2022, there were no accidents involving EPV’s own staff. This is an excellent achievement by EPV personnel. We emphasise safety at work in everything we do and we are happy and proud to see it is paying off.
Over the year, the average number of Group employees was 122 (118). At the end of 2022, EPV Energy had 67 (64) employees, EPV Alueverkko 5 (5), Tornion Voima Oy 27 (26) and Seinäjoen Voima Oy 24 (25) employees. At the end of 2022, of the Group’s total personnel, 60 were managerial employees, 31 professional employees and 32 lower-level employees.