The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors steers and supervises the operations of the limited company. The Board decides on the strategic policies and appoints the Managing Director and upper management for the company. The Members of the Board are elected annually by the shareholders' meeting.

Chair of the Board of Directors

Seija Turunen
b. 1953, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)
Board member since 2015

Finnlines Plc, Deputy CEO, CFO 2007–2013
Finnsteve Companies (part of the Finnlines Group), Managing Director 2010–2013
Finnlines Plc, Chief Financial Officer 1992–2007
Elisa Plc, Board member
Pihlajalinna Plc, Board member

Members of the Board of Directors

Petri Peltonen
b. 1962, Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Board Member since 2018
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Undersecretary, 2016-
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Head of Department, 2007-2016
Business Finland, Director, 1999-2006
Business Finland, Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman

Markus Katara
b. 1982
Chief Specialist - Ownership Steering Department in the Prime Minister's Office
Board Member since 2018
Former: Associate Lawyer, Castrén & Snellman 
Senior Advisor/Senior Specialist, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Johanna Karppi

Board member
b. 1968, LL.M. with court training
Board member since 2014

Suomen Terveystalo Oy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources 2007–
Rautaruukki Oyj, Director, Corporate HR 2004–2007
Orion Corporation, HR Manager 2001–2004
Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Lawyer

Tuula-Riitta Markkanen
b. 1958, Ph.D, International Business and Strategy
Board member since 2017

Aalto University Executive Education: Business Director
Muutosjohdon akatemia (‘Change management academy’) (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Finance, HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd), Project Director
Krita Corporate Identity Oy, Senior partner; Change management and strategic communication consulting for, among others, the following clients:
Sanoma Corporation: Executive vice president (acting), corporate communication, transformation
Nokia Solutions: Director (acting), transformation, strategic communication
Metso Corporation, Kemira Oyj, Ahlstrom Corporation: Change management and corporate identity
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: Development of communication and strategy
Tapio Oy, Board member




Personnel representation
The representation of personnel in Finnpilot’s Board of Directors is in compliance with the Act on Personnel Representation in the Administration of Undertakings (725/1990). Pilot Kaj Hahtonen serves as the ordinary representative of personnel and Pilot cutter operator Aki Saartia as the deputy representative.

Kaj Hahtonen
b. 1975, Pilot, Bachelor of Marine Technology (Sea Captain)
Board member since 2019

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd / Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Pilot 2007–
Neste Ltd / Fortum Oil & Gas Ltd / Neste Shipping Ltd / Aker Yards Ltd: on board service, 1996–2007

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, safety representative, 2012–
Luotsiliitto Ry, Board Member and Vice-Chairman 2010–
Netplaza Ltd, Board Member 2009–2014
Suomen Laajakaistapalvelu Ltd, Board Member 2008–2009

Aki Saartia
b. 1975, Pilot cutter operator
Board member since 2017

Finnpilot Pilotage Oy, Pilot cutter operator 2011–
Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Pilot cutter operator 2006–2010


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