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


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
Vice President: 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


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


SEPPO LAINE 

Member of the Board

since 2016
b. 1953, Yrittäjäneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Authorised Public Accountant

Principal occupation: Auditor, independent professional 2008–

Main simultaneous positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board: Cor Group Oy, Pohjaset Oy, Health City Finland Oy, Trevian Asset Management Oy, Lehto Group Oyj
Board member: Fysiopalvelu Easy Move Oy  

Employment history:
Elektrobit Corporation, CFO, 2000–2007
Auditing Company Ernst & Young Ltd, International Partner and Director at the Oulu regional office, 1995–2000
Oulun Laskenta Ltd, President, 1979–1995
Turun Muna Oy Jaakko Tehtaat, Financial Manager,
1977–1979
Tammerneon Oy, Financial Manager, 1975–1977

Shareholding in Apetit: 4,616 shares


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