Bjørn Wahlroos

Chair of the Year 2015

The purpose of the prize is to identify and award the best Chair in Finland, who can then in turn inspire other Chairs in their work in small, medium and large businesses.

The award is to lay emphasis on the Chair reputation and ability to exercise good business ethics and to act as mentor to other Nordic, innovative businesses which wish to increase exports within Northern European countries.

Björn Wahlroos, Chairman of the Board of Sampo Plc, was awarded 14th January as “the Chairman of the Board 2015”. The awarded chairman is elected among the Finnish listed companies. The award was handed over by the Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner at the Chair of the Year 2015 seminar on 14.1.2016.

Chair of the Year is a Nordic award, which is given annually to the best Chairman of the Board of a listed company in each of the Nordic countries.  Among those will further be selected the Nordic Chair of the Year 2015. The Nordic prize will be announced in spring 2016.

Björn Wahlroos’s remuneration criteria was based on his strong financial expertise as the chairman of Sampo Plc during the last 5 years when the company’s owner value improved significantly and more than the average market value of listed companies. Björn Wahlroos’s strategic vision as the Chairman of the Board of Sampo has been clear: the continuous improvement of the effectiveness and securing the competitiveness has been the basis for the exceptional good development of the market value. In addition one special criterion for the award is Björn Wahlroos’s capability as the chairman to take into consideration in a long-term basis the global market development and its requirements, especially today when the global competitiveness has become a major challenge for the Finnish companies and the whole Finnish economy.

Björn Wahlroos participates actively in social and economic debate and the impressiveness of his opinions is significant. Björn Wahlroos is also the chairman of the board of UPM-Kymmene Plc, Nordea Bank Plc and the Hanken School of Economics, and the member of the Board of Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA), Research Institute of Finnish Economy (ETLA) and Mannerheim Foundation.

The long-and short-term economic development of Sampo Plc has been very strong. The company’s stock exchange rate has during last three years more than doubled and developed clearly better than average exchange rate of listed companies. Sampo Plc is a reputable company, which also carries out social responsibility.

The members of the Finnish Chair of the Year 2015 jury were CEO Sari Lounasmeri, The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion, chairman of the jury, Petteri Walldén, the Chair of the Year 2011 and the chairman of the board of Nokian Tyres plc, CEO Timo Ritakallio, Ilmarinen employment pension company, Director General  Eero Heliövaara, Government Ownership Steering Department and CEO Marika af Enehjelm, Finnish Venture Capital Association. 

For several years, KPMG, Heidrick & Struggles and Merilampi have acted as Chair of the Year –partners. 

Contact info: Sari Lounasmeri, sari.lounasmeri(at)porssisaatio.fi   

 

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The participation of women is good for the recruitment of women Chairs.

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To the left Minister Anne Berner, Marika af Enehjelm, Timo Ritakallio, Eero Heliövaara and Sari Lounasmeri

Dinner Savoy Helsinki, sponsored by Merilampi:

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From left: Rep KPMG, Jukka Laitasalo - Merilampi, Tuomo Salonen - Heidrick&Struggles, Timo Ritakallio, Jani Ylä-Autio - Merilampi, Bjørn Wahlroos winner 2015, Sari Lounasmeri, Erio Heliövaara, Jaaka Rauramo winner 2010, Marika af Enehjelm, Petteri Walldén winner 2011, Marcus H Borgstrøm winner 2007, Gunnar Eckbo, Founder. Gifts to all: Document carrier with print Chair of the Year.

 

Tidligere vinnere

Bjørn Wahlroos

Sampo Plc
2015

Kari Jordan

Metsä Board
2014

Jari Paasikivi

Uponor Corporation
2013

Antti Herlin

Kone oyj
2012

Petteri Walldén

Nokian Tyres
2011

Jaakko Rauramo

Sanoma
2010

Risto Siilasmaa

F-Secure
2009

Marcus Borgström

HKScan Oy
2007

Tidligere vinnere

Bjørn Wahlroos

Sampo Plc
2015

Kari Jordan

Metsä Board
2014

Jari Paasikivi

Uponor Corporation
2013

Antti Herlin

Kone oyj
2012

Petteri Walldén

Nokian Tyres
2011

Jaakko Rauramo

Sanoma
2010

Risto Siilasmaa

F-Secure
2009

Marcus Borgström

HKScan Oy
2007

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