CEO and the Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company in line with the Board of Directors’ guidelines and instructions. The CEO is responsible for Asiakastieto’s day-to-day administration and business planning. The CEO undertakes the execution of measures approved by the Board of Directors and oversees preparations for any measures that are strategically important. The CEO makes sure that the company has adequate management resources and the company’s accounting complies with legislation. He also ensures the appropriate arrangement of the company’s administration and asset management.

Jukka Ruuska (born 1961) has served as the CEO for Asiakastieto Group Plc since 2012. CEO remuneration In 2017 the CEO received EUR 236 000 in salaries and benefits and EUR 189 000 in performance based incentives paid in cash. The group has a voluntary supplementary pension insurance for the CEO, which is categorized as a defined contribution arrangement and which will be paid to the CEO at the age of 63 – 73. The annual pension contribution of the voluntary supplementary pension insurance is EUR 9 000.

CEO Contract The CEO’s contract of service may be terminated with mutual six (6) months’ notice. Upon termination of the contract by the company, without reasons comparable to those stipulated in the Finnish Employment Contracts Act (55/2001), the CEO shall be entitled to receive a one-off severance payment equivalent to six months’ salary in accordance with his salary rate at the time of termination of the contract. The CEO’s contract of service and the assignment as the CEO of the company shall expire at the end of the month during which the CEO reaches 63 years of age. Where the termination of the managing director’s agreement for any reason does not coincide with the expiry of the financial year, the CEO or his estate is entitled to a share of the annual performance based bonus proportionate to the part of the financial year that has elapsed.

Jukka Ruuska

Jukka Ruuska

b. 1961
CEO
Education: Master of Laws (LL.M.), MBA
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland
Asiakastieto Group’s CEO since 2012, Executive Team Member since 2011
Board member of Suomen Kansallisteatterin Osakeyhtiö and Nordic Morning Plc.
He has previously acted as President of Nordic Exchange Oyj, Deputy CEO of OMX Abp, Senior Partner at CapMan Oyj and Head of Corporate Planning at Elisa Corporation.

Executive Team

Asiakastieto’s Executive Team consists of the Company’s CEO and other members appointed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Team meets one to two times per month, or as required, and supports the CEO in, for example, the preparation and execution of strategic matters, operating plans, matters of principle and any other significant matters. The Executive Team also assists the CEO in ensuring the flow of information and sound internal co-operation.

Anders Hugosson

Anders Hugosson

b. 1963
Deputy CEO, acting CIO
Education: M.Sc. (Eng.)
Domicile: Stockholm, Sweden
Executive Team Member since 2018
He has previously acted as CEO at UC AB and UC Affärsinformation AB, CEO at Steria Sweden AB and Vice President at Capgemini.

Antti Kauppila

Antti Kauppila

b. 1982
CFO
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland
Executive Team Member since 2018
He has previously acted as the acting CFO and Director of Controlling and Accounting at Asiakastieto Group, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Oy as well as in various finance positions at PerkinElmer Inc.

Siri Bengtsson

Siri Bengtsson

b. 1984
Director, SME and Consumers
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)
Domicile: Stockholm, Sweden
Executive Team Member since 2018
She has previously acted as Business Area Manager Consumer at UC AB, Head of Consumer at Collector Bank and CEO at Lendo AS.

Mikko Karemo

Mikko Karemo

b. 1971
Director, Sales Units
Education: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Domicile: Vantaa, Finland
Executive Team Member since 2012
He has previously acted as Sales and Marketing Director at Asiakastieto Group, Regional Director at If P&C Company and in expert and leading positions in finance and service sector in Finland, Sweden and China.

Heikki Koivula

Heikki Koivula

b. 1974
Director, Risk Decisions
Education: eMBA
Domicile: Helsinki, Suomi
Executive Team Member since 2010
He has previously acted as Deputy CEO, Head of Business Information, Head of Consumer Information and Development Director at Asiakastieto Group and Vice President at OP Group.

Esa Kumpu

Esa Kumpu

b. 1964
Director, Customer Data Management
Education: Diploma in Business and Administration
Domicile: Vantaa, Finland
Executive Team Member since 2016
He has previously acted as Head of Customer Management Services at Asiakastieto Group, CEO at Itellia Oy and Business Director of the Customer Marketing unit at Fonecta Oy.

Victoria Preger

Victoria Preger

b. 1976
Director, Marketing and Communications
Education: B.Sc. in Economics and in Communications
Domicile: Stockholm, Sweden
Executive Team Member since 2018
She has previously acted as Chief Marketing Officer at UC AB and as Head of Marketing and Communications at Swedish IT and Telecom company Dialect.

Heikki Ylipekkala

Heikki Ylipekkala

b. 1967
Director, Digital Processes
Education: B.Pol.Sc., eMBA
Domicile: Helsinki, Finland
Executive Team Member since 2016
He has previously acted as Head of Real Estate and Collateral Information at Asiakastieto Group and in the executive teams of the national central securities depositories of Finland and Sweden (Euroclear Finland and Euroclear Sweden).

Eleonor Öhlander

Eleonor Öhlander

b. 1970
Director, HR
Education: B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics
Domicile: Stockholm, Sweden
Executive Team Member since 2018
She has previously acted as Head of HR at UC Group, Head of HR at Aon Sweden AB, Head of HR at Acta, HR Manager at Manpower and Accountant at PwC and Ernst & Young.

Management and Board of Direcotors’ holdings of shares

Information on the share holdings of Management and Board of Directors is shown in Table of Managers’ holdings of shares