Management and audit
The Annual General Meeting held on 15 April 2015 decided that the Board of Directors of VR-Group Ltd will have eight members. Hannu Syrjänen was re-elected chairman of the Board. At its constitutive meeting after the Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors elected Heikki Allonen as vice chair. Riku Aalto, Jarmo Kilpelä, Liisa Rohweder, Tuija Soanjärvi and Markku Strandberg will continue as ordinary members of the Board. Heikki Allonen and Roberto Lencioni were elected as new Board members.
Christer Granskog (as vice chair) and Antti Mäkelä (as member) also served as Board members until 15 April 2015. The Board of Directors met 15 times with an attendance rate of 98 per cent.
On 23 April 2015, the Board elected Hannu Syrjänen (chair), Heikki Allonen, Liisa Rohweder and Jarmo Kilpelä to serve in the human resources committee. During 2015 the human resources committee met six times and the average attendance rate of its members was 100 per cent. On 23 April 2015, the Board elected Maija Strandberg (chair), Riku Aalto, Roberto Lencioni and Tuija Soanjärvi to serve in the audit committee. During 2015, the audit committee met six times and the average attendance rate for its members was 96 per cent.
The Annual General Meeting decided that the Supervisory Board of VR-Group Ltd will have 12 members. Until 30 October 2015, the following persons served as ordinary members of the Supervisory Board of VR-Group Ltd: Kari Rajamäki (chair), Christina Gestrin, Pertti Hemmilä, Inkeri Kerola, Timo V. Korhonen, Merja Kuusisto, Asmo Maanselkä, Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, Oras Tynkkynen, Raija Vahasalo and Raimo Vistbacka. On 30 October 2015, the extraordinary general meeting of VR-Group Ltd elected the following persons as ordinary members of the company’s Supervisory Board from 30 October 2015: Ville Tavio (chair), Touko Aalto, Thomas Blomqvist, Lauri Ihalainen, Elsi Katainen, Timo V. Korhonen, Kai Mykkänen, Outi Mäkelä, Arto Pirttilahti, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, Katja Taimela and Erkki Virtanen. The Supervisory Board met eight times during the year.
Representatives of the personnel organisations also attend the meetings of the Supervisory Board of VR-Group Ltd. Representatives of the personnel organisations: Vesa Mauriala, chairman of Raideammattilaisten yhteisjärjestö JHL (Railway section of the trade union JHL); Risto Elonen, chairman of the Finnish Locomotivemen’s Union; Johanna Wäre, chair of the Rautatiealan Teknisten Liitto (Union of Railway Technical Personnel); Kari Vähäuski, chairman of Rautatievirkamiesliitto (Union of Railway Officials; until 23 April 2015 Seppo Juselius); and Veijo Sundqvist, chairman of VR Akava.
Ernst & Young Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, was elected as auditor, with Mikko Rytilahti, APA, CPFA, as principal auditor.