Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of VR-Group Plc operates in accordance with the Articles of Association, the Limited Liability Companies Act and other applicable legislation. The Board of Directors is responsible for the company’s governance and the appropriate organisation of the company’s operations. The Board of Directors also ensures that the control of the company accounts and finances is appropriately arranged.

To carry out its duties, the Board of Directors, among other things, makes any major decisions concerning the operating principles, strategy, investments, organisation and financing. The Board also decides on business combinations and corporate acquisitions as well as major property transactions.

The Annual General Meeting of VR-Group Plc annually appoints the Chair of the Board of Directors and the other members. The Board of Directors elects a Vice Chair from among its members. The Board of Directors shall have at least four (4) and at most eight (8) ordinary members.

More information is available in the Corporate Governance Statement 2022.

Board members

Chairman Esa Rautalinko, M. Sc. (Econ)

Vice-chairman Sari Pohjonen, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Nermin Hairedin, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Markus Holm, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Pekka Hurtola, Senior Financial Counsellor

Jaakko Kiander, D.Soc.Sc.

Turkka Kuusisto, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Virve Laitinen, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA


Audit Committee
The following persons are members of the Audit Committee: Sari Pohjonen (Chairman), Markus Holm, Jaakko Kiander and Virve Laitinen.

Human Resources Committee
The following persons are members of the Human Resources Committee: Esa Rautalinko (Chairman), Nermin Hairedin, Pekka Hurtola and Turkka Kuusisto. 

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