Board of directors

SIMO PALOKANGAS 

Chairman of the Board

since 2019
Member of the Board since 2019
b. 1944, Finnish honorary title of Vuorineuvos, M.Sc.

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Member of the Board: Biolan Oy

Employment history:
HK-Ruokatalo Group Oyj, CEO, 1995–2006
Lännen Tehtaat Oyj, CEO, 1987–1994
Munakunta, CEO, 1979–1987

Shareholding in Apetit: 12,005 shares

Simo Palokangas is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


LASSE AHO 

Deputy Chairman of the Board

since 2018
Member of the Board since 2015
b. 1958, M.Soc.Sc.

Principal occupation: Olvi plc, CEO, 2004-

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Member of the Board: Finnish Hockey League, Genelec Oy, The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry, Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation
President of The Brewers of Europe

Employment history:
MetroAuto Tampere Ltd, CEO, 2000–2004
Linkosuon Leipomo Oy, CEO, 1997–2000
Fazer Bakeries Ltd, Sales Director, 1993–1997
Fazer Keksit Oy, Marketing Director, 1985–1993
Atoy-yhtiöt, Product Manager, 1984–1985

Shareholding in apetit: 6,824 shares

Lasse Aho is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


ANNIKKA HURME 

Member of the Board

since 2017
b. 1964, M.Sc.

Principal occupation:
Valio Ltd, CEO, 2014

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation from 2019
Board Member: Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation, East Office of Finnish Industries, Valion Eläkekassa, Valion Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö, TAF Technology Academy Finland and Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Supervisory Board Member: Suomen Messut Osuuskunta
Executive Committee Member: Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation

Employment history:
Valio Ltd, Senior Vice President, Member of the Executive Board, 2007–2014

Shareholding in apetit: 2,379 shares

Annikka Hurme is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


ANTTI KORPINIEMI

Member of the Board

Since 2020
b.28.2.1961, M.Sc. (Agric.), eMBA

Principal occupation: Berner Ltd and Bröderna Berner AB Sweden, CEO 2013–

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Marketing Finland, Teollisuusagronomit
Member of the Board: Marketing Finland, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Teollisuusagronomit
Executive Committee Member: The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Finnish Commerce Federation
Member of Supervisory board: Employment fund, Finland 

Employment history:
Berner Ltd:
– Member of the Board 1996–2013
– Director 1995–2013
– Product Manager 1990–1995

Shareholding in Apetit: 0

Antti Korpiniemi is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


KATI RAJALA 

Member of the Board

Since 2020
b. 1972, M.Sc. (Tech)

Principal occupation: Cabonline Finland Oy, CEO

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Member of the Board: Narvi Oy, 2017–

Employment history:
– HKScan Oyj, EVP Market Area Finland, 2018–2019
– Snellmanin Kokkikartano Oy, CEO, Snellman Group, leader of Ready meals business, 2011–2018
– Fazer Food Services Oy, Director, Operations Development and Support, 2010–2011
– Fazer Food Services Oy, Development Manager, Production Solutions, 2008–2010
– Oy Karl Fazer Ab, Sales Manager, 2005–2008

Shareholding in Apetit: 0

Kati Rajala is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


NIKO SIMULA 

Member of the Board

since 2015
b.1966, Master of Laws, Trained on the bench

Principal occupation: Farmer

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Member of the Board: Lammaisten Energia Oy

Employment history:
Employed at law offices, 1992–2011:
– Attorney-at-law, 1995–2011:
– Asianajotoimisto Niko Simula, 1999–2011
– Asianajotoimisto Santala & Simula, 1994–1999
– Asianajotoimisto Pekka Santala, 1992–1993
– District Court of Kokemäki 1991–1992, notary, acting district court judge
Farmer 1987–

Shareholding in Apetit: 3,919 shares

Niko Simula is independent of the company and its significant shareholders.


Independence of the Board of Directors

Under the Finnish Corporate Governance Code 2020, the majority of directors shall be independent of the Company. In addition, at least two directors of this majority shall be independent of the Company’s major shareholders. The Board shall evaluate the independence of directors and report which directors it determines to be independent of the Company and which directors it determines to be independent of major shareholders.

More detailed criteria for independence are listed in Recommendation 10 of the Finnish Corporate Governance Code 2020, which can be consulted online at www.cgfinland.fi.