Supervisory Board

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Supervisory Board

In accordance with Atria Plc’s Articles of Association, the company has a Supervisory Board elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Supervisory Board consists of a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 21 members, who are elected for a term of three years at a time. The Supervisory Board elects a Chair and a Vice Chair from amongst its members for a term of one year at a time. The Supervisory Board meets four times a year on average.

The duties of the Supervisory Board are specified in the Limited Liability Companies Act and Atria’s Articles of Association. The duties of the Supervisory Board are as follows:

  • Supervising the administration of the company by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
  • Providing instructions to the Board of Directors on matters that are of far-reaching consequence or important in principle.
  • Submitting its statement on the financial statements and the auditors’ report to the Annual General Meeting.

The Board of Directors has deemed all members of the Supervisory Board to be dependent of Atria, as they are either full-time farmers who have – or are members of the operative management of a company that has – a customer, supplier or cooperation relationship with Atria Group that is significant for the entrepreneur/company in question.

The Board of Directors has deemed that the members of Atria’s Supervisory Board who are also members of the Board of Directors of a significant shareholder (Itikka Co-operative or Lihakunta) are dependent of a significant shareholder. Membership of the Supervisory Board of a significant shareholder alone has not been deemed to constitute dependence.

The company has a Supervisory Board, because shareholders of the company representing more than 50% of the voting rights vested in its shares have expressed their satisfaction with the current model of the Supervisory Board based on the Articles of Association, as it brings a far-reaching perspective on the company’s operations and decision-making. It is the company’s view that an understanding of Atria’s business requires in-depth knowledge of and commitment to the meat industry from the members of the Supervisory Board. 

In 2020, Atria Plc’s Supervisory Board met four times, and the average attendance of the members was 100%.

The 19 members of Atria Plc's Supervisory Board are as follows (29 April 2021):

Name

Born

Member
from

Education

Main occupation

Attendance in meetings

Shareholding on 31 December 2020

Jyrki Halonen

(Chair)

1961

2019

 

Farmer

 

660

Juho Anttikoski

1970

2009

 

Farmer

4/4

4,000

Mika Asunmaa

1970

2005

 

Farmer

4/4

11,000

Lassi-Antti Haarala

1966

2006

Agrologist

Farmer

4/4

6,000

Mika Herrala

1974

2021

M.Sc (Biophysics)

Farmer

-

100

Veli Hyttinen

1973

2010

Agrologist

Farmer

3/4

1,500

Pasi Ingalsuo

1966

2004

Agrologist

Farmer

4/4

4,000

Jussi Joki-Erkkilä

1977

2016

 

Agricultural entrepreneur

3/4

0

Marja-Liisa Juuse

1963

2015

 

Farmer

4/4

250

Juha Kiviniemi

1972

2010

M.Sc. (Agr.)

Farmer

4/4

300

184 company authority

Risto Lahti

1990

2020

B.Sc (Food Science)

Managing Director

 

57

Ari Lajunen

1975

2013

M.Sc. (Agr.)

Farmer

4/4

0

Vesa Lapatto

1968

2020

Agrologist

Dairy Farmer

 

0

Juha Nikkola

1976

2018

M.Sc. (Agr.)

Farmer

3/3

100

Mika Niku

1970

2009

 

Farmer

3/4

300

Heikki Panula

1955

2005

M.Sc. (Agr.)

Farmer

4/4

500

Ari Pöyhönen

1970

2020

M.Sc. (Agr.)

Farmer

 

1000

Risto Sairanen

1960

2013

 

Farmer

4/4

0

Ola Sandberg

1981

2018

Agrologist

Farmer

3/3

50

Timo Tuhkasaari

1965

2002

 

Farmer

4/4

600

The duties of the Supervisory Board

Remunerations

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)  in EU dated 3rd of July, 2016
Due to the implementation of the Regulation of the market abuse (EU No. 596/2014, “MAR”) since the 3rd of July 2016, we no longer update the Insider Register at our website.