Owners and Governance

Valio is a company owned by 4,700 Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs. We pay out all the profits to the dairy farms through regional co-operatives.

Valio Ltd's decision-making bodies are the Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors.

Valio's Annual General Meeting is the supreme decision-making body. It elects the Supervisory Board members. The Supervisory Board oversees the Board of Directors and elects the members of the Board of Directors.

Executive Board

Valio Executive Board is responsible for the operative management of business and takes operational decisions.

  • Annikka Hurme - CEO

    Annikka Hurme

    CEO


  • Jyri Virrantuomi - Executive Vice President, CFO,  Finance, Strategy

    Jyri Virrantuomi

    Executive Vice President, CFO
    Finance, Strategy


  • Teresa Laimio - Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Group Communications, Group Sustainability, Legal and Compliance, Primary Production, Food and agricultural policy, Carbon neutral milk chain

    Teresa Laimio

    Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations
    Group Communications, Group Sustainability, Legal and Compliance, Primary Production, Food and agricultural policy, Carbon neutral milk chain


  • Elli Siltala - Executive Vice President, Core Businesses and Brand, BU Fresh, BU Cheese and Butter, Retail Finland and export markets, Finland Food Solutions, global brand and marketing, Sweden, Russia, Estonia

    Elli Siltala

    Executive Vice President, Core Businesses and Brand
    BU Fresh, BU Cheese and Butter, Retail Finland and export markets, Finland Food Solutions, global brand and marketing, Sweden, Russia, Estonia


  • Juha Penttilä - Executive Vice President, Operations, Production, Logistics, Technical Services and Investments, Sourcing and Packaging Development, Center Of Excellence, IT

    Juha Penttilä

    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Production, Logistics, Technical Services and Investments, Sourcing and Packaging Development, Center Of Excellence, IT


  • Tuomas Salusjärvi - Executive Vice President, Growth Businesses and R&D, BU Powders, BU Food, B2B sales and marketing, USA, China, New Ventures

    Tuomas Salusjärvi

    Executive Vice President, Growth Businesses and R&D
    BU Powders, BU Food, B2B sales and marketing, USA, China, New Ventures


  • Marianne Tammela - Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), People function, HR (reports directly to CEO, but is not Valio Executive Board member)

    Marianne Tammela

    Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
    People function, HR (reports directly to CEO, but is not Valio Executive Board member)


Board of Directors

The Board's role is to oversee Valio's operative management and business without an ownership role. Board of Directors has four members. They all are dairy farmers, chosen by the supervisory board.

  • Vesa Kaunisto - Chairman

    Vesa Kaunisto

    Chairman

    Farmer
    Veteli

  • Pentti Suokannas - Vice Chairman

    Pentti Suokannas

    Vice Chairman

    Farmer
    Askola

  • Jarno Kämäräinen -

    Jarno Kämäräinen

    Farmer
    Kiuruvesi

  • Sauli Lähteenmäki -

    Sauli Lähteenmäki

    Farmer
    Rusko

Supervisory Board

Valio’s Supervisory Board has 27 members, four of whom are Valio personnel representatives.

Esa Kotala Farmer, Lapua, Chairman

Satu Pulkka Farmer, Vieremä, Vice Chairman

Marjo Ala-Kopsala Farmer, Toholampi

Kyösti Anttila Farmer, Jalasjärvi

Hannu Gröhn Farmer, Nurmes

Tuomo Haikonen Farmer, Heinola

Ville Hakala Farmer, Hartola

Arto Heikkinen Farmer, Pyhäntä

Mikko Heikkinen Farmer, Lapinlahti

Jari Hekkala Farmer, Kalajoki

Hannu Hokkanen Farmer, Kangasniemi

Mikko Huuskonen Project specialist, Suonenjoki, Member of Valio personnel

Esa Karjalainen Farmer, Puumala

Katariina Lampela Farmer, Tervola

Tapio Lehto Packer, Seinäjoki, Member of Valio personnel

Matti Leikkanen Farmer, Sastamala

Janna Luotola Development director, Helsinki, Member of Valio personnel

Lassi Mäkinen Farmer, Lieto

Petri Natunen Farmer, Joroinen

Marko Ojanperä Production specialist, Riihimäki, Member of Valio personnel

Vesa Parvinen Farmer, Parikkala

Mauri Penttilä Farmer, Vesilahti

Jarkko Pirinen Farmer, Iitti

Jari Puhakka Farmer, Ilomantsi

Antti Saari Farmer, Lapua

Juha Törmä Farmer, Tyrnävä

Päivi Ylä-Outinen Farmer, Lappeenranta

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