The CEO is assisted by the Group Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing the strategic structure of the Aspo Group and its earnings as well as prepares Group policies and shared practices.

Aki Ojanen


CEO, Aspo Plc, 2009–
Born 1961

Key Work Experience
COO, Aspo Plc 2007–2008
General Director, Itella Logistics Oy 2005–2007
CEO, Kuusakoski Oy 2003–2005
Management positions, Kuusakoski Oy 1999–2003
General Manager, Canon North-East Oy 1996–1998
Management positions, Canon Oy 1988–1996

Key Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Board: ESL Shipping Ltd, Leipurin Plc, Telko Ltd, Kauko Ltd
Vice Chairman of the Board: 3Step IT Group Oy
Member of the Board: East Office of Finnish Industries Ltd, Federation of Finnish Commerce, Finnish Coal info Hiilitieto ry, 4client Oy

Mikki Koskinen


Managing Director, ESL Shipping Ltd, 2013–
M.Sc. (Econ.)
Born 1972

Key Work Experience
Managing Director, Meriaura Ltd 2007–2013
Chartering Manager, Deputy Managing Director, Meriaura Ltd 2004–2006
Consultant, The World Bank 2004
Project researcher, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration 2003–2004

Key Positions of Trust
Vice Chairman of the Board: Finnish Shipowners´ Association
Member of the Board: Finnish Coal info Hiilitieto ry, Finnish Waterway Association

Mikko Laavainen


Managing Director, Leipurin Plc, 2016–
M.Sc. (Econ.)
Born 1973

Key Work Experience
Management positions, Raisio plc 2006–2015
Marketing Director, Danone Group 2002–2005
Brand Manager, Hackman Group, Iittala 2000–2002
Assistant Nordic Brand Manager, Unilever, Van den Bergh Foods Nordic 1998–1999

Shareholdings in Aspo on December 31, 2016: 6,500 or 0.02% of the total number of shares

Arto Meitsalo


CFO, Aspo Plc, 2009–
Managing Director, Aspo Services Ltd, 2013–
M.Sc. (Econ.)
Born 1963

Key Work Experience
Managing Director (acting), Kauko Ltd, 2018–2019
President, Kauko-Telko Ltd 2008
CFO, Kauko-Telko Ltd 2007
Director, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd 2005–2007
Group Controller, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd 2002–2005
Financial Accountant, Bank of Finland 1993–2002
Financial Accountant, Kaukomarkkinat Ltd 1989–1993

Key Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Committee: The Association of Finnish Technical Traders, Finance Committee
Member of the Committee: Federation of Finnish Commerce, Trade Policy Committee
Member of the Board: Silmäsäätiö

Toni Santalahti


Director, Legal Affairs, Aspo Plc, 2017-
LL.M, born 1971

Key Work Experience
Group Legal Counsel, Aspo Plc, 2009-2017
Administrative Manager/Corporate Lawyer, Kauko-Telko Ltd, 2006-2009
Lawyer, Kauko-Telko Ltd, 2004-2006
Credit Manager, Kauko-Telko Ltd, 1999-2006

Harri Seppälä


Group Treasurer, Aspo Plc, 2008–
Born 1964

Key Work Experience
Senior Vice President, Sampo Bank Plc 2006–2007
First Vice President, Sampo Bank Plc 1999–2006
Management positions, Postipankki 1989–1999



Managing Director (acting), Telko Ltd, 2019–
M.Sc (Econ.)
Born 1967

Key Work Experience
CFO, Telko Oy 2017 - 2019
CFO, Arla Oy 2014 – 2017
CFO, Ramboll Finland Oy 2013 - 2014
CFO and Treasurer, Altia Oyj 2008 – 2013
CFO, Oy Gustav Paulig Ab 1999 – 2008
Division Business Controller, Oy Gustav Paulig Ab 1996 – 1999
Financial Manager, Paulig Vienti Oy 1995 - 1996

Key Positions of Trust
Member of the Board: Suomen Viljava Oy
Member of the Board: Tradehit Oy

Releases related to managers' transactions are available under the section News and materials > News

Information about remuneration for the Group Executive Committee members is available under the section Corporate Governance > Remuneration statement.

Updated: 13.09.2019