Bios of the Board of Directors

Raimo Voipio

Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1955, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Eng.)

  • Independent of the Company, dependent of significant shareholders of the Company, member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 1989 and Chairman since 1994
  • Chairman of the Remuneration and HR Committee
  • End of term 2020

Employment History

  • Nokia Corporation, various product marketing positions 1988-1998
  • Marketing and development positions in private telecommunication companies 1983-1988

Positions of Trust

  • Helkama Bica Oy, Member of the Board
  • Munkkiniemen koulutussäätiö, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Munkkiniemen yhteiskoulun kannatusosakeyhtiö, Vice Chairman of the Board

Yrjö Neuvo

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
b. 1943, Finnish citizen, Ph.D. Cornell University

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 1989 and Vice Chairman since 1994
  • Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
  • End of term 2019

Employment History

  • Professor, Research Director, Aalto University
  • Nokia Corporation, Technology Advisor 2006
  • Nokia Corporation, member of the Executive Board, product development of mobile phones 1993–2005
  • Academy of Finland, National Research Professor 1984–1992
  • Tampere University of Technology, Professor of Signal Processing 1976–1992
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Visiting Professor, 1981–1982

Positions of Trust

  • Technology Academy of Finland Foundation, Member of the Board
  • The Foundation of Technology (TES), Member of the Board
  • Finnish Science Centre Foundation (Heureka), Member of the delegation
  • Tampere University of Technology, Member of the Advisory Board

Petri Castrén

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1962, Finnish citizen LL.M (Helsinki University), MBA (University of Connecticut, USA)

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2017
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • End of term 2019

Employment History

  • Chief Financial Officer, Kemira Oyj from September 1, 2013
  • Head of Corporate Finance/Group Treasurer, Nokia Siemens Networks 2008-2013
  • Head of Corporate Development, Nokia Siemens Networks 2007-2008
  • Various financial management and leadership roles including Vice President and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Nokia Group 1996-2007 (USA, Finland)
  • Various corporate finance positions, Skopbank 1988-1996 (Finland, USA)

Positions of Trust

  • Member of Varma Mutual Pension Fund Supervisory Board
  • Alternate Board Member for Kemianteollisuus r.y.
  • Chairman of the Board, Neliapila Pension Fund

Petra Lundström

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, Finnish Citizen, M.Sc (Technical Physics)

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2014
  • End of term 2018

Employment history

  • Vice President, Nuclear Services, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, 2016-
  • Vice President, Nuclear Development, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, 2014-2016
  • Vice President, Solar Business Development, Fortum Oyj, 2012-2014
  • Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Fortum Oyj, 2008-2012
  • Technology Manager, Fortum Oyj, 2005-2007
  • Manager of the Thermalhydraulics team, Fortum Nuclear Services, 2002-2005
  • Design Engineer and Chief Design Engineer, IVO / Fortum, 1990-2001

Positions of Trust

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Member of the Board
  • Posiva Solutions Oy, Member of the Board
  • Strategic Research Council, Member

 

Mikko Niinivaara

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1950, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Eng.), Dr. Tech. (h.c.)

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2002
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
  • End of term 2020

Employment History

  • ABB Oy, President 2001-2011
  • ABB Industry Oy, President 1999-2001
  • ABB Ltd, Zurich, Division Director 1993-1998
  • Various managerial positions in ABB Group 1984-1993

Kaarina Ståhlberg

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, Finnish citizen, LL.M. (Helsinki University), LL.M. (Columbia University, NY)

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2016
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • End of term 2019

Employment History

  • General Counsel, Posti Group Oyj, 2016-
  • Independent Legal Advisor, Kaarina Ståhlberg Law Consulting Oy, 2014-2016
  • Legal advisor in nuclear business related legal matters, Fortum Oyj, 2014
  • General Counsel and member of the Fortum Management Team, Fortum Oyj, 2013-2014
  • Counsel, White & Case, 2012-2013
  • Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Nokia Corporation, 2005-2012
  • Vice President, Mobile Phones legal, Nokia Corporation, 2004-2005
  • Nokia Corporation, various positions 1999-2012

Positions of Trust

  • Member in the Market Practice Board of the Finnish Securities Market Association
  • Member in the Policy Committee of the Directors' Institute of Finland

Pertti Torstila

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1946, Finnish citizen, Master of Political Sciences

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2014
  • Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
  • End of term 2020

Employment History

  • Foreign Ministry, Helsinki, Secretary of State, 2006–2014
  • Ambassador to Sweden, 2002–2006
  • Foreign Ministry, Helsinki, Under-Secretary of State, 2000–2002
  • Foreign Ministry, Helsinki, Director General for Political Affairs, 1996–2000
  • Ambassador to Austria/ETYK, Hungary and Croatia, 1989-1996

Positions of Trust

  • Red Cross Finland, Chairman of the Board
  • John Nurminen Foundation, Member of the Board

Ville Voipio

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1974, Finnish citizen, Doctor of Science in Measurement Technology

  • Independent member of the Vaisala Board of Directors since 2015
  • End of term 2018

Employment History

  • Business Development Manager, Si-Tecno Oy, business strategy and R&D management 2014–
  • Adjunct Professor, Tampere University, Department of Signal Processing 2013-
  • Managing Director, CEO, K-Patents Oy, strategic and general management 2012–2013
  • Managing Director, CEO, Janesko Oy, R&D management 2008–2013
  • Project Manager, K-Patents Oy, R&D project management, technology management 1996–2008

Positions of Trust

  • Si-Tecno Oy, Member of the Board
  • Weisell-säätiö sr, Member of the Board