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Vaisala Oyj (VAIAS.HE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raimo Voipio

62 1994 Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kjell Forsen

58 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Group

Yrjo Neuvo

73 1994 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kaarina Muurinen

59 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Group

Vesa Pylvanainen

46 2011 Executive Vice President - Operations, Member of the Management Group

Katriina Vainio

49 2017 Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Member of the Management Group

Sampsa Lahtinen

53 2013 Executive Vice President - Controlled Environment Business Area, Member of the Management Group

Jarkko Sairanen

53 2016 Executive Vice President for Weather Business Area, Member of the Management Group

Marja Happonen

59 1996 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Member of the Management Group

Petri Castren

55 2017 Independent Director

Petra Lundstrom

51 2014 Independent Director

Mikko Niinivaara

66 2002 Independent Director

Kaarina Stahlberg

50 2016 Independent Director

Pertti Torstila

71 2014 Independent Director

Ville Voipio

42 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Raimo Voipio

Mr. Raimo Voipio has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since 1994. He was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors in 1989. He is also Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Human Resources Committees. His other positions of trust include Member of the Board of Directors of Helkama Bica, and of Novametor Oy, as well as Vice Chairman of Munkkiniemen yhteiskoulun kannatusyhdistys ry. Mr. Voipio has experience from various product marketing positions within Nokia Corporation (1988-1998) and private telephone companies (1983-1988). Mr. Raimo Voipio holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering.

Kjell Forsen

Mr. Kjell Forsen serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Group of Vaisala Oyj since 2006. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several managerial positions within Ericsson, both in Finland and abroad. From 2003 to 2006, he was President of Ericsson Finland. Mr. Forsen is also Member of the Council of JMC Council Center and Valamo Foundation. Mr. Kjell Forsen holds a Licentiate of Science degree in Technology.

Yrjo Neuvo

Mr. Yrjo Neuvo has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since 1994. He has also been Member of the Company's Remuneration and Human Resources Committees. He previously worked for the Company as Independent Member of the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Neuvo is Professor and Research Director at Aalto University, School of Engineering. He started his professional carrier as Professor of Signal Processing at Tampere University of Technology (1976-1992). He was also National Research Professor at Academy of Finland (1984-1992). In 1993, he joined Nokia Corporation, where he was Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board responsible for product development of mobile phones (1993-2005), and Technology Advisor (2006). Mr. Neuvo is Member of the Boards of Directors of Fimecc Oy, Canatu Oy, Entetrainer Oy; Technology Academy of Finland Foundation, Metropolia Polytechnic and The Foundation of Technology (TES). He is also Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cap-XX Ltd and Member of Advisory Board of Tampere University of Technology. In addition, he serves as Member of the delegation of Finnish Science Centre Foundation (Heureka). Mr. Neuvo holds Master of Science degree from Teknillinen Korkeakoulu and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree from Cornell University.

Kaarina Muurinen

Ms. Kaarina Muurinen serves as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Group of Vaisala Oyj since September 19, 2011. She joined the Company from Nokia, where she worked as Vice President, Supply Chain Finance & Control from 2008 to 2011. From 2003 until 2008, she worked as Vice President in the Shared Accounting Services unit. Between 1998 and 2003, she was its Director for the Financial Services Platform. Before that, she served as Accounting Manager, Europe Inventory & Revenue at Hewlett-Packard Brussels Coordination Center from 1994 to 1998, and as Group Controller, Accounting Manager and Teacher between 1981 and 1994. She serves as Vice Chairman of Aspocomp Group Plc. Ms. Muurinen holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.

Vesa Pylvanainen

Mr. Vesa Pylvanainen has served as Executive Vice President - Operations and Member of the Management Group at Vaisala Oyj since May 9, 2011. He joined the Company from Elcoteq, where he worked for ten years in various leadership positions, lately as Vice President, Business Development for the company's Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) division (2010-2011). He was also Director, Operational Excellence (2009-2010) and Global Operations Manager (2008-2009) at Elcoteq Communications Networks division. He was also General Manager of Elcoteq Romania Srl (2008), Plant Manager (2006-2008) and Business Controller (2002-2006) at Elcoteq Hungary, and Business Controller at Satama, Tecnomen and Metsa-Serla (2001-1995). He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.

Katriina Vainio

Ms. Katriina Vainio has been appointed Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel and Member of the Management Group at Vaisala Oyj effective as of March 1, 2017. Before that, she has served as served as General Counsel of the Company. She holds Master of Legal Letters degree. She is secretary of the Board.

Sampsa Lahtinen

Mr. Sampsa Lahtinen has served as Executive Vice President - Controlled Environment Business Area and Member of the Management Group of Vaisala Oyj since October 22, 2013. He has worked in several managerial positions in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Nokia Networks and Nokia for over 20 years, and has experience of managing global businesses and customer relationships. During his NSN years he was in charge of Vodafone Group business globally from 2009 to 2012, and headed West Europe business from 2006 to 2009. He also worked in Latin America as Regional Manager for Nokia Networks and as Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Mexico subsidiary. Lately, he has been an independent advisor and investor to start-up companies. He is Member of the Board of Foosan Oy.

Jarkko Sairanen

Mr. Jarkko Sairanen has been Executive Vice President for Weather Business Area and Member of the Management Group at Vaisala Oyj since February 1, 2016 at the latest. Jarkko Sairanen joins Vaisala from Poyry PLC where he is working as Executive Vice President in charge of the Management Consulting Business Group since 2011 serving energy sector and forest industry. Prior to his career at Poyry, Jarkko Sairanen was President of Elektrobit Automotive Software during 2007-2011. Jarkko Sairanen has also served Nokia in several executive roles and worked as partner in the Boston Consulting Group. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Valmet Automotive PLC and Berggren Oyj. He holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.

Marja Happonen

Ms. Marja Happonen has been Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Member of the Management Group of Vaisala Oyj since 1996. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President - Human Resources since 1994. Prior to joining the Company, she was HR Manager at Scribona Oy (1989-1994) and was responsible for HR Development at Postipankki (1982-1989). She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.

Petri Castren

Petra Lundstrom

Ms. Petra Lundstrom has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since March 26, 2014. She has been Vice President, Nuclear Development at Fortum Power and Heat Oy since 2014. She was Vice President, Chief Technology Officer at Fortum Corporation from 2008 to 2011; Technology Manager at Fortum Corporation between 2005 and 2007; Manager of the Thermalhydraulics team at Fortum Nuclear Services from 2002 until 2005 and Design Engineer and Chief Design Engineer at IVO / Fortum between 1990 and 2001. She has been Member of Board of VTT Technical Research Center of Finland since 2013. Ms. Petra Lundstrom holds a Master of Science degree in Technical Physics from Helsinki University of Technology.

Mikko Niinivaara

Mr. Mikko Niinivaara has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since 2002. Since March 26, 2014, he has been Member of the Company's Audit, Remuneration and HR Committee. He is also Member of the Board of Helen Oy. Formerly, he served as President of ABB Oy between 2001 and 2011, President of ABB Industry Oy from 1999 to 2001, and Division Director at ABB Ltd, Zurich between 1993 and 1998. Between 1984 and 1993, he held various managerial positions in ABB Group. Mr. Mikko Niinivaara holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Doctorate of Technology honoris causa degree.

Kaarina Stahlberg

Ms. Kaarina Stahlberg has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since April 5, 2016. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. She holds a Master of Legal Letters from the Helsinki University and the Columbia University, New York. She is General Counsel of Posti Group Oyj. Previously, she was Independent Professional at Kaarina Stahlberg Law Consulting Oy (2014-2016), Legal Advisor in nuclear business related legal matters at Fortum Oyj (2014), General Counsel and Member of the Fortum Management Team at Fortum Oyj (2013-2014), Counsel at White & Case (2012-2013), Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Nokia Oyj (2005-2012) and Vice President, Mobile Phones legal at Nokia Oyj (2004-2005). She is Member in the Market Practice Board of the Finnish Securities Market Association and Member in the Policy Committee of the Directors’ Institute of Finland.

Pertti Torstila

Mr. Pertti Torstila has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since March 26, 2014. He is Member of the Company's Remuneration and HR Committee. He holds a Master of Political Sciences degree. He previously served at Foreign Ministry, Helsinki as Secretary of State (2006–2014), as Ambassador to Sweden (2002–2006), at Foreign Ministry, Helsinki as Under-Secretary of State (2000–2002) and as Director General for Political Affairs (1996–2000), and as Ambassador to Austria/ETYK, Hungary and Croatia (1989–1996). He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Red Cross Finland and as Member of the Board of John Nurminen Foundation.

Ville Voipio

Mr. Ville Voipio has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Vaisala Oyj since March 31, 2015. He holds a Doctorate of Science degree in Measurement Technology. He has been Adjunct Professor at the Department of Signal Processing of Tampere University since 2013. He also serves as Member of the Board of Si-Tecno Oy and was Member of the Board of K-Patents Oy (2008-2012). He was also Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer at K-Patents Oy, strategic and general management (2012–2013), Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer at Janesko Oy, R&D management (2008–2013) and Project Manager at K-Patents Oy, R&D project management, technology management (1996–2008). He has been Business Development Manager at Si-Tecno Oy, business strategy and R&D management since 2014.