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

Ville Haapasaari
b. 1971, M.Sc. (Forestry), B.A.
Board member since 2017

Finavia Plc, Airport Director, Helsinki Airport 2012–
Finnlines Plc, 1998–2012 (Line Manager, HansaLink 2010–2012, Vice President, Baltic Sea Liner Services 2008–2010, Vice President, Sales 2005–2010, Key Account Manager 2001–2005)
Airport Real Estates Plc, Board member 2014–

Pekka Hurtola

b. 1959, LL.M.
Board member since 2017

Prime Minister’s Office, Ownership Steering Department, Senior Financial Counsellor 2014–
Finavia Plc, Director, Corporate Development and Strategy 2006–2012
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministerial Counsellor, ownership steering tasks 1997–2006
Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd, Board Member
Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy (Finferries), Board member
Mint of Finland Ltd, Board member

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

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 Jouni Räty serves as the ordinary representative of personnel and Pilot cutter operator Aki Saartia as the deputy representative.

Jouni Räty
b. 1970, Pilot, Bachelor of Marine Technology (Sea Captain)
Board member since 2014

Finnpilot Pilotage Oy, Pilot 2011–
Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Pilot 2005–2010
Neste Oy/Fortum Oil and Gas Oy, on-board and shipping company office service 1995–2005

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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