”Board Compositions of the Future?” event

”Board Compositions of the Future?” event

It is a great pleasure to invite You to our upcoming event on ”Board Compositions of the Future – Are we ready for the board compositions of tomorrow?” on September 4, at 15-17.00 at Varma’s head office in Salmisaari (Salmisaarenranta 11, Helsinki).

The boards of the future will not be the same as the boards of today. Demands towards board development and board work are increasing, new skills and competences are needed, and older generations of board members start to retire. We need to prepare ourselves for the new era and this needs proper preparation. We believe that the composition of a board of directors is critical in achieving success and sustainability in today’s complex business environment.

The speakers have extensive experience in board governance and diversity, and we will also engage the audience in this discussion.

This event is target to Owners, Members of the Nomination Committees and Shareholders’ Nomination Boards, Chairs of the Boards and other Board Members and Professionals. Your presence at the event would be most appreciated.

This event will offer you an opportunity for exchanging ideas and exploring best practices for enhancing board diversity.


15.00 Coffee and registration

15.15 Opening words, Taru Lindeman, Managing Director, Boardman

15.25 What do investors expect from future board compositions?

Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma – discussion with Taru Lindeman, Managing Director, Boardman

15.45 Diversity on Boards – European view point & Content of the new directive

Kristen Anderson, CEO, European Women on Boards – discussion with Leena Linnainmaa, Secretary General, Directors’ Institute Finland

16.05 Panel Discussion ”Future Board Compositions”, moderated by Josefiina Kotilainen, CEO, Startup Foundation


Susan Repo, Chief Financial Officer, ICEYE, Member of the Board of Directors Matterport (Nasdaq: MTTR), Mitek Systems (Nasdaq: MITK) and Call2Recycle, Inc
Leena Saarinen, Board Chair, Hallituspartnerit – Board Professionals Helsinki, Member of Board of Direstors, Etteplan Oyj Board and AC member, Qt Group Oyj Board Vice Chairperson and NPV Chairperson and Reka Industrial Oyj Chairperson of the Board.
Juhana Kallio, Managing Director, Intera Partners, Chair of the Board of Directors, Finnish Venture Capital Association.

16.35 Closing, Leena Linnainmaa, Secretary General, Directors’ Institute Finland

16.45 Networking

More information and registration

More information and registration inquiries, please contact Heli Koukkula-Teixera at heli.koukkula@boardman.fi.

The event is is organized by Boardman, DIF and Hallituspartnerit – Board Professionals Helsinki

We look forward to your participation!