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Elisa Oyj (ELISA.HE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anssi Vanjoki

63 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Veli-Matti Mattila

58 2003 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Asko Kansala

62 2016 Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Executive Vice President, Consumer Customers; Member of the Executive Board

Petteri Koponen

49 2019 Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Jari Kinnunen

57 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Sami Ylikortes

52 2007 Executive Vice President, Administration; Member of the Executive Board

Merja Ranta-aho

53 2013 Executive Vice President, Human Resources; Member of the Executive Board

Timo Katajisto

51 2014 Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers; Member of the Executive Board

Henri Korpi

46 2018 Executive Vice President, International Digital Services; Member of the Executive Board

Pasi Maenpaa

54 2014 Executive Vice President, New Business Development; Member of the Executive Board

Vesa-Pekka Nikula

55 2014 Executive Vice President, Production; Member of the Executive Board

Katiye Vuorela

51 2008 Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications; Member of the Executive Board

Clarisse Berggardh

52 2016 Independent Director

Kim Ignatius

63 2019 Independent Director

Leena Niemisto

56 2010 Independent Director

Seija Turunen

66 2014 Independent Director

Antti Vasara

54 2017 Independent Director

Vesa Sahivirta

Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Anssi Vanjoki

Mr. Anssi Vanjoki has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Elisa Oyj since April 3, 2019. He has previously been Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board since April 12, 2018. He holds M.Sc. (Econ.), Helsinki School of Economics. He has worked at Lappeenranta University of Technology as Professor since 2013. He worked at Nokia Oyj as Executive Vice President and General Manager 1998–2011, Senior Vice President 1994–1998, Vice President 1991–1994. He worked in 3M Corporation, various positions 1981–1991.He is Chairman of the Board of Oriola Oyj and Member of the Board of Sonova AG.

Veli-Matti Mattila

Mr. Veli-Matti Johannes Mattila has served as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Elisa Oyj since July 1, 2003. He previously worked as Chief Executive Officer of Oy L M Ericsson Ab from 1997 to 2003 and in parallel as Deputy Head of the Nordic and Baltic sales unit of the Ericsson Group, responsible for the Customer Services business. He has held various positions in the Ericsson Group in Finland and the United States since 1986. His previous career also includes expert advisory tasks at Swiss Ascom Hasler AG. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla) / Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Service Sector Employers PALTA, Mannerheim Foundation and ShedHelsinki Foundation, as well as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Finnish Fair Association. Mr. Mattila has a Master of Science degree in Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Asko Kansala

Mr. Asko Kansala has been Executive Vice President, Consumer Customers at Elisa Oyj since 2008 and Member of the Executive Board since 2003. He has also been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 16, 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Consumer and Small Enterprise Businesses at the Company from October 2, 2007 until 2008, Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers from May 2, 2005 to October 2, 2007, Executive Vice President, Development from 2003 to May 2, 2005. He was also Sales Director for the Nordic and Baltic sales unit of the Ericsson Group and Member of the Management Group from 2001 to 2003, Sales Director of Oy L M Ericsson Ab from 1996 to 2001, National Technology Agency of Finland (TEKES), Head of Japan’s Industrial Secretariat from 1993 to 1996, and Sales Manager at Hewlett Packard Oy from 1987 to 1993. He is Member of the Board of FiCom ry. Mr. Kansala holds Master of Science degree in Technology.

Petteri Koponen

Mr. Petteri Koponen has been Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board of Elisa Oyj since April 3, 2019. He has previously been Independent Director since April 2, 2014. He has been Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures since 2009. He served in business development positions at Google Inc. (2007-2009). He was Founder and CEO at Jaiku Ltd (2006-2007) and Founder, CEO and later CTO at First Hop (1997-2005). He also held other positions at Blyk. He is Chairman of the Board of Smrtly.io Solutions Oy, Varjo Technologies Oy and Wolt Enterprise Oy, and Member of the Board of Hive Helsinki Foundation.

Jari Kinnunen

Mr. Jari Kinnunen has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Elisa Oyj since December 1, 2005. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vice President of Business Development at the Company since 2005 and he joined the Company in 1999. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Yomi Plc in 2004; Chief Financial Officer of Elisa Kommunikation GmbH in Germany from 1999 to 2004; Managing Director of Polar International Ltd from 1996 to 1999 and Controller from 1990 to 1996, as well as Controller in Oy Alftan Ab from 1987 to 1990. He is Member of the Economy and Tax Committee of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. Mr. Kinnunen has a Master of Science degree in Business Finance and Accounting.

Sami Ylikortes

Mr. Sami Ylikortes has been Executive Vice President, Administration and Member of the Executive Board at Elisa Oyj since 2003. He joined the Company in 1996. He served as Secretary to the Board of Directors from 1998 to 2007. He has also held positions in accounting management in Unilever Finland Oy from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Ylikortes has a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration, as well as a Master of Legal Letters degree.

Merja Ranta-aho

Ms. Merja Ranta-aho has been Member of the Executive Board and Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Elisa Oyj since 2013. She joined the Company in 2001. Previously, she was Vice President, HR in Elisa Consumer Customers Business (2009-2013) and held various positions in Elisa and Radiolinja human resources development (2001-2009). She was researcher and teacher at Helsinki University of Technology from 1992 until 2001 and held positions in communications (1990-2001). She is Member of the Skilled work force Committee of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. She is also Member of the Labor Market Committee of Service Sector Employers PALTA. She holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology and Licentiate of Technology in Work and Organization Psychology.

Timo Katajisto

Mr. Timo Katajisto has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers at Elisa Oyj since June 19, 2014 and Member of the Executive Board of the Company since January 1, 2008. He was Executive Vice President of Production at the Company since January 1, 2008. He served as Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Employers’ Association TIKLI until December 31, 2010 and was Member of the temporary Board of Directors of the service sector employers’ association called PALTA from January 1, 2011 until February 10, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Siemens Networks, Strategic Projects and Quality in 2007; Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Networks, Production and Network Installation from 2005 to 2007. He held various positions at Nokia Networks and its predecessor Nokia Telecommunications from 1992 to 2005. He is Member of the Economic Policy Committee of Service Sector Employers Palta. He holds Master of Science degree in Technology.

Henri Korpi

Mr. Henri Korpi has served as Executive Vice President, International Digital Services, Member of the Executive Board at Elisa Oyj since 2018. He has previously been Executive Vice President, New Business Development and Member of the Executive Board at Elisa Oyj since October 12, 2017. Previously, he was Vice President in Elisa's Consumer Customer Unit from 2011 till 2017. He joined the Company in 2006. He was Senior Business Controller of Consumer Customer unit 2006–2011. He worked at Saunalahti Group as Finance Manager 2002–2006 and Riot Entertainment Oy as CFO 2000–2002, as well as Takomo Bros Oy as Finance Manager at 1998–2000. He holds Master of Laws degree.

Pasi Maenpaa

Mr. Pasi Maenpaa has been Executive Vice President, New Business Development at Elisa Oyj since June 19, 2014 and Member of the Executive Board since January 23, 2006. He was Executive Vice President of Corporate Customers in the Company from October 2, 2007 until June 19, 2014. He was also Executive Vice President, Business Customers Sales of the Company from January 23, 2006. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems Finland Oy from 2002 to 2006, Regional Manager for Central Europe at Netigy Corporation from 2000 to 2002, Vice President in Sales for Europe and the United States at Fujitsu from 1999 to 2000, and as Sales and Country Manager at Oracle Corporation in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe from 1990 to 1999. He has a Vocational Qualification in Business Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Vesa-Pekka Nikula

Mr. Vesa-Pekka Nikula has served as Executive Vice President, Production and Member of the Executive Board at Elisa Oyj since June 19, 2014. He joined the Company in 2009. He was previously Director of Consumer Customer services of the Company (2010-2014) and Director, development (2009-2010). He also served as Nokia Siemens Networks as Director of Managed Services business WSE (West South Europe) (2007-2009) and at Nokia Networks as Director of Managed Services business EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) (2005-2007). He also served as Ericsson Corporation in several positions in Finland, Netherlands and Great Britain (1994-2005). He holds Master of Science degree in Technology and Master of Business Administration degree.

Katiye Vuorela

Ms. Katiye Vuorela has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Member of the Executive Board at Elisa Oyj since October 13, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, she was Vice President, Communications at Paroc Group Holjding Oy (2000-2008), Marketing and Communications Manager of IBM's subsidiary Lotus Development Finland Oy (1998-2000) and Marketing Communications Manager at Nokia Telecommunications (predecessor of Nokia Siemens Networks), Dedicated Networks business unit (1994-1998). She is Member of the Board of ShedHelsinki Foundation. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Clarisse Berggardh

Ms. Clarisse Berggardh has been Independent Director at Elisa Oyj since March 31, 2016. She holds M.Sc. (Econ.), Svenska Handelshogskolan Helsinki. She has been CEO of Pohjoisranta Burson-Marsteller since 2016. She served at IUM Finland as CEO 2014–2016; Sanoma Magazines Finland as CEO 2010–2013; Advertising Sales Director 2006–2010; Dagmar Media Agency as Client Director 2003–2006; Codetoys as Business Director 2001–2003; Valio as Marketing manager 1994–2000.

Kim Ignatius

Mr. Kim Ignatius has been Independent Director at Elisa Oyj since April 3, 2019. He worked at Sanoma Corporation as Executive Vice President in 2017, CFO in 2008–2016; TeliaSonera AB as Executive Vice President and CFO 2003–2008; Sonera Oyj as Executive Vice President and CFO 2000–2002; Tamro Oyj as Group CFO 1997–2000. He is Member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee: Fortum Oyj; Member of the Board and Chairman of Audit and Remuneration Committees: Rovio Entertainment Corporation. He holds M.Sc (Econ.), Helsinki School of Economics.

Leena Niemisto

Ms. Leena Niemisto, Ph.D. has been Independent Member of the Board of Elisa Oyj since 2010. She was Chief Executive Officer of Dextra Oy from 2003 till 2016 and Executive Vice President Private Healthcare at Pihlajalinna Oy from 2013 till 2016. She has been Senior Advisor at Pihlajalinna Oyj from 2016. She also serves as Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Stockmann Oyj, as well as Member of the Board of Pihlajalinna Oyj, Raisio Oy, Suomen Messut Osuuskunta, Yliopiston Apteekki, The Finnish Fair Foundation, Securities Market Association and Maanpuolustuskurssihdistys, as well as Chairwoman of the Board of The Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Opera and Ballet Grant Foundation, Lympha Touch Oy and DBC Global Oy. She is also Chairman of the prize committee of Ars Fennica and Member of the Supervisory Board of The Finnish Cultural Foundation. Prior to that, she was Specialist in the Invalid Foundation, Orton Rehabilitation Centre from 2000 to 2004 and specializing physician from 1995 to 1999. Her previous working experience includes also positions as an assistant physician in the Helsinki University Hospital, and as a doctor in several health centers. She is Medical Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Helsinki.

Seija Turunen

Ms. Seija Turunen has been Independent Director at Elisa Oyj since April 2, 2014. She graduated in 1976 from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration and with M.Sc. (Economics) in 1978. She was Advisor of the Board Finnlines Oyj 2013-2014; Vice President and CFO Finnlines Oyj 2007-2013, and Director of harbor functions and CEO of harbor companies (Finnsteve-yhtiot) 2010-2013. She also served as Director of Finance Finnlines Oyj 1992-2007. Her other positions before 1992 were at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki, Midland Montagu, Finca, Enso-Gutzeit. She is Chairwoman of the Board of Finnpilot Pilotage Oy and Member of the Board and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of Pihlajalinna Oyj and Traffic Management Finland Oy.

Antti Vasara

Mr. Antti Vasara has been Independent Director at Elisa Oyj since April 6, 2017. He is D.Sci. (Tech. Physics), Helsinki University of Technology. He has served at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd as CEO since 2015; Tieto Corporation, EVP 2012- 2015; Nokia Corporation, SVP 2003-2012; SmartTrust Ltd, CEO 2000–2003; McKinsey & Company, Management consultant 1993–2000; Helsinki University of Technology, Researcher 1986–1991. He is Chairman of the Board: Service Sector Employers PALTA, Member of the Board: Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Espoo Marketing Oy, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Member of the Board of Governors: European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Member: Finnish Research and Innovation Council (TIN). Vice President and Member of the Board: European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO).

Vesa Sahivirta