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It is the successor of Björn Pahluos at the helm of Samo.

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In the future, Sampo’s board will be led by Antti Makinen, former CEO of Solidium.

A new Board of Directors was elected today at the General Meeting of Insurance Group Sampo. Björn Wahlroos, who previously served as its chairman, announced that he was stepping down, and the company announced that Antti Mäkinen had been elected as the new chairman.

Mackinnon has served as a member of the board of SAMPO from 2018-2021.

In the years 2017-2022, he served as the CEO of Solidium, which manages the state’s stock exchange holdings. He has led the board of forestry company Stora Enso since 2021. He has also been on the board of Metso Outotec.

According to Wahlruss, head of Sampo’s nominations and remuneration committee, McKinnon has solid experience in the financial sector and successfully managing the board of a large Nordic listed company. Mäkinen has held management positions at Nordea, inter alia.

McKinnon holds a bachelor’s degree in law. He was born in 1961.

The general meeting decided to increase the number of board members to ten. Christian Clausen, Fiona Clutterbuck, Georg Ehrenruth, Jenika Fagerholm, Johanna Laminen, Steve Langen, Risto Muerto and Markus Rauramo were re-elected to the board.

In addition to Antti Makinen, Annika Witchard was chosen as a new member.

The chairman of the board is paid 228,000 euros as an annual fee, and each member of the board is paid 101,000 euros.

The partial divestment of Sampo Oyj was ratified by the general meeting in accordance with the plan approved by the Board of Directors in March. In that case, all shares and related assets and liabilities of Mandatum Holding Oy will be transferred to the company, Mandatum Oyj, which will be established in the division without liquidation.

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