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Key Persons

Board of Directors 

Containerships plc (Containerships) is a Finnish limited liability company in which the obligations and responsibilities of management bodies are defined by the law of Finland. Containerships Group comprises the parent company, Containerships plc, and its subsidiaries. The Company’s domicile is Helsinki.

The highest decision-making power in Containerships plc is exercised by the Company’s shareholders at the General Meeting. At the Annual General Meeting, the Company’s shareholders elect the Company’s Board of Directors and the Auditor. The Board of Directors is elected for an indefinite term of office. The Company’s CEO is elected by Board of Directors.

In addition to permanent the Board of Directors, a representative of Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) has attended Board of Directors’ meetings as an observer since 2015. Since March 2017, the NEFCO representative has been Kari Homanen. Also the Company’s CEO and CFO attend Board of Directors’ meetings.

Members of the Board

Veli-Kimmo Nordström (Chairman of the Board)
Born in 1962, Economist, a Finnish citizen
Board member since 2009
Key work experience: Containerships Group since 1976
Shares: 38,000 class A shares and 791.7 class B shares (32.7% of Containerships plc shares and 33.26% of votes through Containerships Finance Ltd Oy)

Harri-Ragnar Nordström
Born in 1961, Master of Economic Sciences, eMBA, a Finnish citizen
Board member since 2009
Key work experience: Containerships Group since 1976
Shares: 38,000 class A shares and 791.7 class B shares (32.7% of Containerships plc shares and 33.26% of votes through Containerships Finance Ltd Oy)

Karita Nordström
Born in 1963, Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration; Matriculation Examination, a Finnish citizen
Board member since 2009
Key work experience: Containerships Group since 1978
Shares: 38,000 class A shares and 791.7 class B shares (32.7% of Containerships plc shares and 33.26% of votes through Containerships Finance Ltd Oy)

Auditor

The auditor of Containerships plc is authorised public accountants KPMG, with Kimmo Antonen, Authorised Public Accountant, as the principal auditor.

 

CEO and Management Team

The CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing the goals, plans, policy and objectives set by the Board of Directors. Under the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, the CEO must ensure that the Company’s accounting practices comply with the law and that financial management is organised in a reliable manner. The Board of Directors evaluates the CEO’s work and the achievement of his goals. The CEO of Containerships plc is Kari-Pekka Laaksonen.

Supporting the CEO in his duties, the Management Team is responsible for business development and the Company’s operating activities in accordance with targets set by the Board of Directors and the CEO. The Management Team also assists the CEO in ensuring the flow of internal information. Containerships plc’s Management Team meets at least six times a year. The Management Team is chaired by the Company’s CEO.

 

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO since January 2012
Born in 1967, Master of Science in Technology, a Finnish citizen
Key work experience:
– Director; sales, logistics and procurement, Nokian Tyres plc 2002-2012
– Director; logistics, Metsä Tissue Corporation in Germany and Finland
Owns 2,375 class B shares, which equate to 2.0% of the total shares and 0.2% of the votes.

Jari Lepistö, CCO since March 2017
born in 1968, Master of Economic Sciences, eMBA, Finnish citizenship
Key work experience:
– CFO, Containerships plc, 2016 – 2017
– CEO, Delta Auto Oy, 2014-2015
– Nokian Tyres plc 1998-2013; CEO, Vianor Oy 2012-2013; Country Manager North America, 2008-2012; Country Manager Sweden and CEO in Vianor AB 2005-2007; Business Controller and export, Nokian Tyres plc, 2001-2005
Does not hold Containerships plc’s shares.

Frederic Leca, COO since 2009
Born in 1973, Master of Economic Sciences, a French citizen
Key work experience:
– Director; Eimskip Europe and Eimskip Germany, 2006-2008
– COO; Geest North Sea Lines, 2005-2006
– Sales and Marketing Director, Samskip Europe, 2000-2005
Does not own Containerships plc’s shares.

Juha-Pekka Mäkelä, Business Development Director since 2013
Born in 1968, Master of Science in Technology, a Finnish citizen
Key work experience:
– CEO, stakeholder; Thermidas Oy, 2010-2012
– Director; Flextronics Inc, 2001-2009
Does not own Containerships plc’s shares.

Antti Laukkanen, Head of Business Intelligence since 2017
Born in 1973, Master of Economic Sciences, a Finnish citizen
Key work experience:
– Containerships Plc: Head of Land Operations 2014-2017; Project Manager 2012-2014
-Metsä Board Corporation: CIS and Head of Business Control and 2010-2011; Head of Logistics Operations Nordic 2007-2010; Logistics management and develop duties 2005-2011; Project Manager 2001-2004
Does not own Containerships plc’s shares.

Janne Ritakoski, Head of Land Operations since 2017
born in 1976, Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics & Finance, a Finnish citizen
Key work experience:
– SE Mäkinen logistics ltd: Head of transportation 2012-2017;
– Area manager, Baltics & Russia 2005-2012
Does not own Containerships plc’s shares.

Teemu Kylliäinen, Head of Financial Services since March 2017
born in 1976, Master of Economic Sciences, a Finnish citizen
Key work experience
– Containerships plc: Business controller 2016-2017
– Anticimex Oy: Finance Director 2016
– Geodis Wilson Finland Oy: Finance Manager 2014-2015
– Sanoma Corporation 2005-2013; Business controller Sanoma News Oy 2011-2013; Controller Sanoma News Oy 2005-2010
Does not hold Containerships plc’s shares.