Management and administration

Get to know our management team and board of directors.

Gasum Management Team

Mika Wiljanen

CEO

Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration
born 1965

Employed by Gasum since 1, March 2022

  • Member of the Board of Suomen Urheiluopiston Kannatusosakeyhtiö (SUK) since 2020
  • Member of the Board of Vierumäen Infra Oy since 2020
  • Member of the Board of Vierumäki Sports Oy since 2020
  • Member of the Board of Vierumäen Kumina Oy since 2020
Jacob Granqvist, VP Maritime, Gasum

Jacob Granqvist

Vice President, Maritime

M.Sc (Econ.), Master Mariner
born 1978

Employed by Gasum since 2019

Tor Husebø

Vice President, Projects and Biogas Production

Business School of Norway (BI)
born 1960

Employed by Gasum since 2020

Chair of the Board of Energigas Norge

Kai Laitinen

CFO

M.Sc (Econ.)
born 1970

Employed by Gasum since 2019

Member of the Board of Euroclear Finland Oy and  Chair of Risk Committee since 2020

Anders Malm

Senior Vice President, Supply and Trading

DIHM Diploma in Business Management & Finance
born 1972

Employed by Gasum since 2020

Tommy Mattila

Vice President, Industry and Traffic

M.Sc (Econ.)
born 1970

Employed by Gasum since 2007

Terhi Nyyssönen

Vice President, IT and Legal

M.Sc. (Food Economics) 
born 1977

Employed by Gasum since 2021

Ville Pesonen

Vice President, Commercial Product Management

M.Sc (Energy Econ.)
born 1976

Employed by Gasum since 2016

Olga Väisänen

Vice President, Communications and Sustainability

M.Sc (Econ.)
born 1977

Employed by Gasum since 2011

Gasum Ltd Board of Directors

The Gasum Ltd Board of Directors has a minimum of three and a maximum of eight members. The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for a term of office of one year at a time that ends at the end of the next Annual General Meeting of shareholders. The number of Board members is decided by the Annual General Meeting. 

The Board members are elected by the Annual General Meeting from among representatives of shareholders and independent non-executive experts with relevant business and industry experience. The composition of the Board of Directors must support the implementation of the company’s strategy, and efforts are made to ensure the Board’s diversity, with the aim to achieve a balanced gender distribution in the Board. The Chair and, where necessary, Vice Chair are elected by the General Meeting. 

The Chair of the Board of Directors is Elina Engman and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors is Stein Dale. The Secretary of the Board of Directors is Maaret Stepanoff, Gasum Legal Counsel.

Tasks of the Board of Directors:

  • Strengthening the Gasum strategy and supervising its implementation.
  • Seeing to the administration of the company and the appropriate organization of its operations in compliance with the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and the company’s Articles of Association.
  • Appointing the Gasum Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and deciding on the terms of the CEO’s service contract.
  • Deciding on the principles of the Group’s remuneration system.
  • Ensuring the appropriate organization of the supervision of the company’s accounting and financial matters.
  • Approving the financial statements.
  • Deciding on significant loans, business combinations and divestments as well as investments and approving the budgets and risk management principles.
  • Adopting the objectives of the Group’s human resources plans and overseeing their implementation.

Self-evaluation

The Board of Directors has adopted a written charter specifying the Board’s duties and working principles. The Board conducts an annual internal self-evaluation of its operations and working methods.

Committees

The Board has set up two committees to improve the efficiency of Board work: the Audit and Risk Committee and the HR Committee. The Board nominates the members and Chairpersons of the Committees from among its members and confirms the Committees’ charters. The Committees may only exercise autonomous decision-making power in matters authorized separately by the Board. In other matters the Committees act as preparatory bodies, with their proposals for resolutions brought separately before the Board for decision-making.

 

Board of directors

Elina Engman

Chair of the Board
M.Sc (Eng.)
born 1970

Chair of the Board of Gasum since 5 March 2020
Member of the Board of Directors since 23 March 2017
Chair of the HR Committee.

Executive Vice President of Caverion since 2020

Member of the Board of Versowood

Chairman of the Board of Aurora Infrastructure Oy

Stein Dale

Vice Chair of the Board
M.Sc (Business), Executive Education from IMD and Harvard Business School
born 1962

Member of the Board of Gasum since 23 March 2017
Member of the HR Committee

Chairman of Oslofjord Varme AS

Member of the board of Nettpartner AS and General Oceans AS

Jari-Pekka Punkari

Member of the Board
M.Sc (Econ.)
born 1965

Member of the Board of Gasum since 31 March 2023
Member of the HR Committee

Ministerial Adviser, Financial Affairs, Ownership Steering Department, Prime Minister’s Office

Erkka Repo

Member of the Board
M.Sc (Econ.)
Born 1970

Member of the Board of Gasum since 22 April 2022
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

CFO, VR Group since 2021

Sirpa-Helena Sormunen

Member of the Board
Master of Laws, Trained on the bench
born 1959

Member of the Board of Gasum since 31 March 2023
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Vice Chair of the Board of Enersense Oyj

Member of the Board of Nammo AS

Ari Vanhanen

Member of the Board
M.Sc (Eng.)
born 1961

Member of the Board of Gasum since 5 March 2020
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

CEO of Colliers International Finland Oy

Member of the Board of Colliers International Finland Oy since 2019

Member of the Board of Aii Corporation Ltd.