Board of directors

According to Elisa's Articles of Association, the Board of Directors comprises a minimum of five and a maximum of nine members. The members of the Board are appointed at the Annual General Meeting for a one-year term of office starting at the close of the relevant General Meeting, and ending at the close of the next Annual General Meeting. From Annual General Meeting 2018 onwards, the General Meeting has elected  the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board has assessed that each member of the Board of Directors is independent of the company and of any significant shareholders.

Information on the members of the Board of Directors

Anssi Vanjoki

Chair of the Board since 2019, member since 2018.

(1956), M.Sc (Econ.), Helsinki School of Economics.

Finnish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key Employment history: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Professor 2013–2019. Nokia Oyj, Executive Vice President and General Manager 1998–2011, Senior Vice President 1994–1998, Vice President 1991–1994. 3M Corporation, various positions 1981–1991.

Clarisse Berggårdh

Deputy Chair since 2020, member of the Board since 2016. Chair of the People and Compensation Committee.

(1967), M.Sc (Econ.), Svenska Handelshögskolan Helsinki,

Finnish citizen

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: Helsinki Partners, CEO 2022–. Pohjoisranta BWC Oy, CEO 2016–2021. IUM Finland, CEO 2014–2016. Sanoma Magazines Finland, CEO 2010–2013, Advertising Sales Director 2006–2010, Dagmar Media Agency, Client Director 2003–2006, Codetoys, Business Director 2001–2003, Valio, Marketing manager 1994–2000.

Maher Chebbo

Member of the Board since 2021. Member of the People and Compensation Committee.

 (1965), PhD (Scientific), MinesParisTech (1990). Leading Global Businesses, Harvard Business School.

French citizen.

Independent of the company and main shareholders.

Key employment history: CTS, Founder & Board advisory roles 2020–. Envision Digital Europe, MD 2022–. GE Digital, General Manager Global Digital IIOT Solutions 2017–2020. SAP, General Manager EMEA Energy & Industries Digital 2005–2017. SAP, Director SAP Corporate Venturing 2002–2004, Global Field Operations 2000–2001. SAP, Sales BU Head & Strategic Advisor to President Southwest Europe 1996–2000. Cap Gemini, Director Utilities, Telecom & Media Software Engineering 1990–1995. ARMINES, Data Science R&D Engineer 1987–1990.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Board member: Accenta. Supervisory Board Observer: Greencom. Chair Technical Advisory Board: Energyworx. Digital Group Chair: ETIP Batteries.

Kim Ignatius

Member since 2019. Member of the Audit Committee.

(1956), B.Sc (Econ.), Helsinki School of Economics.

Finnish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: Sanoma Corporation, Executive Vice President in 2017, CFO in 2008–2016. TeliaSonera AB, Executive Vice President and CFO 2003–2008. Sonera Oyj, Executive Vice President and CFO 2000–2002. Tamro Oyj, Group CFO 1997–2000.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Chair of the Board and the Audit Committee: Rovio Entertainment Corporation. Chair of the Board: Duell Corporation and Directors' Institute Finland. Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee: Yliopiston Apteekki. 

Katariina Kravi

Member of the Board since 2022.

(1967), LLM, trained on the Bench, University of Turku.

Finnish Citizen.

Independent on the company and main shareholders.

Key Employment History: EVP, Human Resources, Stora Enso Oyj, 2020–. EVP, Human Resources, Tieto OyJ, 2012–2020. Several managerial and leadership roles in Human Resources, Nokia OyJ 1996–2012.

Pia Kåll

Member of the Board since 2022.

(1980), M.Sc (Eng.) Helsinki University of Technology.

Finnish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: CapMan, Managing Partner CapMan Buyout 2016–. Outotec, Senior Vice President Strategy, Marketing and Operational Excellence 2013–2016. McKinsey&Company, Management consultant 2006–2013.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Chair of the Board: Forenom. Member of the Board: PDSVISION, YrkesAkademin, DEN. 

Topi Manner

Member of the Board since 2020. Member of the People and Compensation Committee.

(1974), M.Sc. (Econ.), Turku School of Economics 

Finnish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: Finnair Oyj, CEO 2019–. Nordea, member of Nordea's Group Executive Management and Head of Personal Banking 2016–2018, various executive roles 2006–2016.  

Main board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Board: UPM-Kymmene Corporation and Service Sector Employers PALTA. Member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee: The International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Member of the Board since 2020. Member of the People and Compensation Committee.

(1966), IHM Business School Bachelors degree (KY) Economics, Marketing. The Wharton School Executive education course 2013.

Swedish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: Senior advisory roles 2017–. Georg Jensen, CEO 2016–2018. Karstadt, CEO 2014–2015. IKEA Group, Global Deputy Retail Manager 2012–2013, CEO IKEA Netherlands 2009–2012, Various Executive roles for starting up IKEA Japan 2005–2009. Various positions in design and fashion.

Main board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Metro AG: Member of Supervisory Board. Tritax EuroBox PLC: Non executive director.

Antti Vasara

Member of the Board since 2017. Member of the People and Compensation Committee.

(1965), Dr. Tech (Tech. Physics), Helsinki University of Technology.

Finnish citizen.

Independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Key employment history: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, CEO 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.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Board:  Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. President and Member of the Board: European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO).