Corporate governance and group structure
Kemira Oyj’s corporate governance is based on the Articles of Association, the Finnish Companies Act and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd’s rules and regulations on listed companies. Furthermore, the company complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code. The company’s corporate governance is presented as a separate statement on the company’s website.
Board of Directors
On March 26, 2013, the AGM elected five Board members. The AGM reelected Winnie Fok, Juha Laaksonen, Jari Paasikivi, Kerttu Tuomas and Jukka Viinanen to the Board of Directors. Jukka Viinanen was elected to continue as the Board’s Chairman and Jari Paasikivi as the Vice Chairman. In 2013, Kemira’s Board of Directors met 16 times with 98% attendance rate.
Kemira Oyj’s Board of Directors has appointed two committees: the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. The Audit Committee is chaired by Juha Laaksonen and has Jari Paasikivi as a member. In 2013, the Audit Committee met 6 times with a 100% attendance rate. The Compensation Committee is chaired by Jukka Viinanen and has Jari Paasikivi and Kerttu Tuomas as members. In 2013, the Compensation Committee met 5 times with a 100% attendance rate.
Changes to company management
On May 1, 2013, Frank Wegener was appointed as the President of Municipal & Industrial segment (previously President, ChemSolutions) and Hannu Virolainen as the President of ChemSolutions segment (previously the President of Municipal & Industrial).
On May 6, 2013, Jukka Hakkila, Group General Counsel was appointed as a new deputy CEO.
On June 5, 2013, Petri Castrén was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board as of September 1, 2013.
On September 27, 2013, Kemira announced that Kemira’s President and CEO Wolfgang Büchele will resign from his position. It has been agreed that Büchele will continue as Kemira’s President and CEO until April 30, 2014. On January 7, 2014, Kemira Board of Directors appointed Jari Rosendal as Kemira Oyj’s President and Chief Executive Officer as of May 1, 2014.
On January 30, 2014, Kemira announced that Randy Owens, President of the Oil & Mining segment and region North America will leave Kemira as of April 30, 2014. In addition, Kemira announced that Hilton Casas, President of the region South America will leave Kemira as of March 31, 2014.
The acquisitions and divestments made during the year are discussed under segment information.