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Board of Directors

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Last updated: 15.3.2019

Robert Ingman
Robert Ingman
Robert Ingman

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
b. 1961, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Digia Board Member since 2010 and Vice Chairman of the Board 2012-2018. Chair of the Board 2018. Member of the Board's Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Chair of the Board

  • M-Brain Ltd, 2018-
  • Qt Group Plc, 2016-
  • CRI Invest & Consulting Ltd, 2014-
  • Etteplan Plc (2009), 2013-
  • Ingman Development Ltd, 2013-
  • Halti Ltd, 2012-
  • Ingman Group Ltd, 2009-
  • Oy Ingman Finance Ltd, 2009-

Member of the Board

  • Ingman Baltic Sea Finance Ltd, 2015-
  • PK Oliver Ltd, 2013-
  • Massby Facility & Services Ltd, 2012-
  • M-Brain Ltd, 2011-2018
  • Evli Pankki Plc, 2010-

His previous posts include Member of the Board of Arla Ltd, former Arla Ingman Oy Ab (2012-2017), Managing Director at Arla Ingman Oy Ab (2007–2011) and at Ingman Foods Oy Ab (1997–2006).

Independent of the company.

Seppo Ruotsalainen
Seppo Ruotsalainen
Seppo Ruotsalainen

VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
b. 1954, M.Sc (Eng.), Lic. Tech.

Digia Board Member since 2012. Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Currently works as a Board professional, Board chair, Board member and investor, and in strategic advisor roles in various technology and software companies. He is a member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland and FiBAN (Finnish Business Angels Network). 

His previous assignments include President and CEO at Tekla Corporation (1998–2003), SVP at F-Secure Corporation (2008–2009), EVP at Oy LM Ericsson Ab (1994–1998) and Sales Director at Hewlett Packard (1982–1993).

Chair of the Board

  • Softera Ltd, 2015-
  • Osuuskunta MPY, 2013-
  • AniLinker Ltd, 2003-2007
  • Commit Ltd, 2003-2008
  • Finnish Information Processing Association (TIVIA), 2004-2006
  • Viabile Ltd, 2003-
  • Fountain Park Ltd, 2003-2013

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.

Martti Ala-Härkönen
Martti Ala-Härkönen
Martti Ala-Härkönen

BOARD MEMBER
b. 1965, Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

Digia Board member since 2016. Member of the Board's Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

CFO (Finance, Strategy & IT), Caverion Plc, 2016-

He has previously worked as CFO for Cramo (2006–2016), Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for WM-data Oy (2004–2006), CFO and Senior Vice President for Business Development at Novo Group Plc (1998–2004) and Finance Manager, Manager Corporate Finance with Postipankki Plc (1995–1998).

Member of the Board

  • Rettig ICC Ltd, 2018-

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.

Päivi Hokkanen
Päivi Hokkanen
Päivi Hokkanen

BOARD MEMBER
b. 1959, DSc. (Econ.)

Digia Board Member since 2012. Chairman of the Board's Compensation Committee.

Development Director at SoteDigi Ltd since 2018 and CEO at ITprofs Oy since August 2017. 

CIO and Executive Group member at A-Katsastus Group Oy  (2012-2017), CIO at Sanoma Plc (2009–2012) and at Stockmann Plc (2002–2009), Director at SysOpen Plc (1998–2002) and various positions at Cap Gemini Plc (1995–1998) and Kansallisrahoitus Ltd. (1984–1995). Member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland.

Member of the Board

  • MPY Palvelut Plc, 2017-
  • ICT Leaders Finland, 2016-

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.

Santtu Elsinen
Santtu Elsinen
Santtu Elsinen

BOARD MEMBER
b. 1972, B.Sc. level studies in economics

Digia Board Member since 2018. Member of the Board's Audit Committee.

Santtu Elsinen is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Alma Media Plc (2016–) and the CEO of Quartal Ltd. (2011–) and Winterfell Capital Ltd. (2014–).

Earlier, Santtu Elsinen has been a Director of Business Development at Talentum Plc (2012–2015), a Vice President and Business Development Director at Trainers’ House Plc/Satama Interactive Plc (2005–2012), as well as the Head of Business Development (1995–2005), and a Creative Director (1997–1998) of Quartal Ltd.

Member of the Board

  • Etua Ltd, 2018
  • Alma Media Partners Ltd, 2017–
  • Arena Interactive Ltd, 2017-
  • Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland, 2016–
  • Fondia Tools Ltd, 2011–2012
  • Quartal Ltd, 1997-

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.

Outi Taivainen
Outi Taivainen
Outi Taivainen

BOARD MEMBER
b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Digia Board Member since 2018. Member of the Board's Compensation Committee.

Outi Taivainen is a partner at Rethink Leadership Ltd since 2019.

Earlier Outi Taivainen has been Executive Vice President, HR, at OP Financial Group (2015–2018), Area HR Director, Central and Northern Europe in the KONE Corporation (2011–2015), CEO for HR House Ltd. (2008–2011), Vice President, Human Resources, Nokia Plc (2001–2008), and worked in other managerial and executive level positions at Nokia Plc (1998–2001).

Chair of the Board

  • OP Group Pension Fund, 2015–2018

Member of the Board

  • Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2011
  • Henry ry, 2006–2008
  • Finnish Enterprise Agencies, 2006-2008

Other positions of trust

  • EVA Business Fellows, member, 2010–
  • Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, HR Committee member, 2012-

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.

Board committees



Compensation Committee

 

Purpose

Digia's Compensation Committee is tasked with preparing and following management remuneration schemes in order to ensure that the company's targets are met, that the objectivity of decision-making is maintained, and that the schemes are transparent and systematic. 

Members

  • Päivi Hokkanen (chairman)
  • Robert Ingman
  • Outi Taivainen

Audit Committee

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in ensuring that the company's financial reporting, accounting methods, financial statements and any other financial information provided by the company comply with legislation and are balanced, transparent and clear. 

Members

  • Seppo Ruotsalainen (chairman)
  • Martti Ala-Härkönen
  • Santtu Elsinen

Nomination Committee

 

Purpose

The Nomination Committee prepares proposals for the Annual General Meeting on (a) the number of members of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the remuneration for the Chair, Vice Chair and members of the Board of Directors, and (d) the remuneration for the Chair and members of the committees of the Board of Directors. 

Members

  • Seppo Ruotsalainen (chairman)
  • Martti Ala-Härkönen
  • Robert Ingman