Activities in organisations

Kesko has representatives in several national and international organisations. Major representations are listed in the following.

The Corporate Management Board's major positions of trust as a whole are listed in the Administration and Management section.

International organisations

AMS Sourcing B.V.

- Advisory Board: Vice President Harri Hovi, Kesko's grocery trade

- Operational Advisory Board: Sourcing and Export Manager Tuuli Luoma, Kesko Corporation

Amfori

-Project Group Social issues the food industry, Purchase and Export Manager Tuuli Luoma, Kesko's grocery trade

-Project Group Environmental issues in the food and beverage sector, Purchase and Export Manager Tuuli Luoma, Kesko's grocery trade

-Project Group Amfori BSCI Audit Integrity Programme, Sustainability Manager Sohvi Vähämaa, Kesko Corporation

-Member of amfori Network Committee Finland, Sustainability Manager Sohvi Vähämaa, Kesko Corporation

IDEE (International Distributors of Electrical Equipment)

- Board: Vesa-Pekka Vuopio, Product Line Director, Electrical, Kesko’s building and technical trade

IGS (ICA Global Sourcing)

- Advisory Board: Vice President Harri Hovi and Purchasing and Sales Director Hannele Åberg, Kesko's grocery trade, Commerce

Independent Retail Europe

- Board: Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel Mika Majoinen, Kesko Corporation

WIM (Wholesalers of Installation Materials)

- General Assembly: Product Line Director Jani Kakko, Kesko’s building and technical trade

Trade organisations

Confederation of Finnish Industries EK

- Board: President and CEO Mikko Helander, Kesko Corporation (Deputy Chair)

- Finance and Taxation Committee: Executive Vice President, CFO Jukka Erlund, Kesko Corporation

- Legal Affairs Committee: Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel Mika Majoinen, Kesko Corporation

- Harbour and Logistics Committee: Supply Chain Director Jyrki Tomminen, Kesko’s grocery trade

- AVA-institute: Development Director Minna Leino, Kesko Corporation

Federation of Finnish Commerce

- Board: President and CEO Mikko Helander, Kesko Corporation (Chair)

- Community Planning Committee: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

- Environmental Committee: Sustainability Manager Timo Jäske, Kesko's grocery trade (Chair)

- Payment Committee: Group Treasurer Heikki Ala-Seppälä, Kesko Corporation (Chair)

- Tax and Economic Policy Committee: Executive Vice President, CFO Jukka Erlund, Kesko Corporation (Chair)

- Trade Policy Committee: Sourcing and Export Manager Tuuli Luoma, Kesko Corporation

- Chemicals: Product Quality Manager Kristina Laurila, Kesko Corporation

- Training: Senior Manager Minna Lähteenmäki, Kesko Corporation

- Consumer Affairs: Senior Corporate Counsel Riku Korpela, Kesko Corporation

- Security: Head of Corporate Security Petri Käyhkö, Kesko Corporation

- Employment: Vice President, K Work and Employment Relations, Petteri Huovinen, Kesko Corporation

- Corporate Responsibility: Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Matti Kalervo, Kesko Corporation

- Communications: Director, K Content & Publicity Paula Niemistö, Kesko Corporation

- Energy Efficiency Agreements: Building Services Manager Antti Kokkonen, Kesko Corporation

- Legal Affairs Committee: General Counsel Mika Majoinen, Kesko Corporation

Palpa (Suomen Palautuspakkaus Oy)

- Committee: Supply Chain Director Antti Lähde, Kesko’s grocery trade

Finnish Grocery Trade Association

- Board: President Ari Akseli, Kesko's grocery trade (Chair)

- Retail Group: Vice President Harri Hovi, Kesko's grocery trade

- Local Store Services: Director, Service Business Petri Toivonen, Kesko Corporation

- Foodservice Wholesale Group: Managing Director Mika Halmesmäki, Kespro Ltd

- Self-monitoring Group: Service Planner Mia Aarttamo-Santala, Kesko Corporation, Department Manager Taru Spring, Kesko Corporation

- Product Safety Group: Product Research Manager Timo Kivi, Kesko Corporation

- Communications Group: Vice President, Communications, Mari Kalmari, Kesko's grocery trade

- Resource Efficiency Group: Sustainability Manager Timo Jäske, Kesko's grocery trade (Chair)

-Other committees: a representative in all

Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association (STK)

- Board: Sales Director, Technical contractors, Matti Savolainen, Kesko’s Building and Technical Trade

- Communications Group: Jessica Diktonius, Communications Director, Technical contractors, Kesko’s building and technical trade

Finnish HVAC Technical Traders’ Association

- Board: Managing Director Martti Forss, Kesko Building and Technical trade

- Refrigeration Technology group: Sales Director Ilkka Viita, Kesko Building and Technical trade

Yleinen teollisuusliitto (YTL)

- Advisory Board of Logistics Customers: Production Director Jarmo Nikupeteri, Kesko's grocery trade

Universities

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Business Administration

- Advisory Board: District Director of Eastern Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

- Board: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

Tampere University of Technology

- Board of the Support Foundation: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

Turku School of Economics

- Board of the Support Foundation: District Director of South-Western Finland Olli Setänen, Kesko Corporation

3 AMK

- Haaga-Helia, Laurea ja Metropolia (3AMK) Advisory Board: VP K Work and Employment Relations Petteri Huovinen, Kesko Oyj

Chambers of Commerce

Finland Chamber of Commerce 

- Board: President and CEO Mikko Helander

- Traffic Committee: Vice President Mika Salmijärvi, Kesko Logistics

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce

- Board of the Central Uusimaa Chamber of Commerce unit: Managing Director Harri Ojala, Kesko’s grocery trade

- Foresight Committee: Senior Manager Minna Lähteenmäki, Kesko Corporation

- District Board of Espoo: President Jussi Mikkola, Intersport Finland

- ICT Committee: Vice President, CIO Arto Hiltunen, Kesko Corporation

- Port and Logistics Committee: Vice President, GT Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Jyrki Tomminen, Kesko’s grocery trade

- Education and Workforce Committee: Vice President Human Resources Ari Svensk, Kesko Corporation

- Store & Services Committee: Vice President Ari Sääksmäki, Kesko's grocery trade

- Corporate Security Committee: Head of Corporate Security Petri Käyhkö, Kesko Corporation

ICC Finland - the Finnish Section of the International Chamber of Commerce in Finland

- Advisory Board: Director, legal affairs, Mika Majoinen, Kesko Corporation

Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce

- Board: District Director of Eastern Finland Jari Kuosmanen, Kesko Corporation

North Karelia Chamber of Commerce

- Committee of Trade, Services and Tourism: District Director of Eastern Finland Jari Kuosmanen, Kesko Corporation

Oulu Chamber of Commerce

- Board: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

- Kauppa- ja matkailuvaliokunta: District Director Osmo Pyhtinen, Kespro

Southern Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce

- Business Committee: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

South Savo Chamber of Commerce

- Board: District Director of Eastern Finland Jari Kuosmanen, Kesko Corporation

Turku Chamber of Commerce

- Board: District Director of South-Western Finland Olli Setänen, Kesko Corporation

Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce (Vaasa)

-Board: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

Central Finland Chamber of Commerce

- Committee: District Director of Western Finland Jari Alanen, Kesko Corporation

Häme Chamber of Commerce

- Committee: District Director Tommi Nuutinen, Kespro

South Karelia Chamber of Commerce

-Board: District Director of Eastern Finland Jari Kuosmanen, Kesko Corporation

Other organisations and groups

EKK ry (Elävät Kaupunkikeskustat ry)

- Board: District Director of Southwestern Finland Olli Setänen, Kesko Corporation

The Electrical Contractors´ Association of Finland STUL

- Board member, Chair of the Tele Group: Timo Nikulainen, Sales Director, Electrical, Kesko’s Building and Technical Trade

Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

- Member: President and CEO Mikko Helander, Kesko Corporation

Finnish Packaging Association

- Board: Sustainability Manager Timo Jäske, Kesko's grocery trade

Finnish Quality Association

- Advisory Board: Hannu Pekuri, Development and Quality Manager, Kesko’s building and technical trade

GBC Finland 

- Real Estate Maintenance Committee: Manager, Building Services, Jari Pihlajamaa, Kesko’s grocery trade

- Energy Committee: Building Services Manager Antti Kokkonen, Kesko’s grocery trade

The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities

Sopiva työ kaikille: Vice President K Work and Employment Relations, Petteri Huovinen

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

- Salmon and sea trout strategy monitoring group: Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Matti Kalervo, Kesko Corporation

- ELV food hygiene group: Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Matti Kalervo, Kesko Corporation

- Farm Animal Welfare Council: Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Matti Kalervo, Kesko Corporation

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa

- Member: Mikko Paukkonen, Vice President at Neste K Service Station Stores, Kesko Corporation

Pro Luomu ry

- Board: Vice President Harri Hovi, Kesko's grocery trade

- Communications Group: Communications Manager Minttu Tirkkonen, Kesko Corporation

RAKLI The Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients

- Board: Vice President Juhani Rontu, Kesko's grocery trade (deputy Chair)

- Investment Committee: Vice President, M&A, Jarkko Karjalainen, Kesko Corporation

RaSi ry (Finnish Hardware Association, DIY)

- Board: Product Line Director Harri Karumo and Senior Vice President, Commerce and SCM Petteri Niemi (deputy member), Kesko's building and technical trade

Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry

-Board: Vice President grocery division Harri Hovi, Kesko’s grocery trade

Suomen ElFi Oy

- Board: Building Services Manager Antti Kokkonen, Kesko’s grocery trade

Suomen Kuitukierrätys Oy

- Board: Sustainability Manager Timo Jäske, Kesko's grocery trade

Tekstiili- ja muotialat TMA ry

- Board: Managing Director Jussi Mikkola, Intersport Finland Oy, Purchasing and Sales Director Hannele Åberg, Kesko’s grocery trade

The Association for Finnish Work

- Board: President Ari Akseli, Kesko's grocery trade

National Emergency Supply Agency

-Trade and Distribution Committee: Supply Chain Director Jyrki Tomminen, Kesko’s grocery trade

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