Management

Alisa Bank's Board of Directors consists of seven members with long experience in banking and board work.

The operational management of the company is led by the CEO and assisted by the Management Team.

Board of Directors

Markku Pohjola

Markku Pohjola

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Chairman of the board
  • Born 1948. Education: B.Sc. (Econ.)
  • Chairman of the Board as of 2 April 2022. He is also Chairman of the Board of Rangunkorpi Oy and a member of the Board of Boardman Oy.
  • He has served in a number of executive positions at Nordea and its predecessor banks, including as Deputy Group CEO of Nordea Bank AB and CEO of Nordea Bank Finland Plc. He has also served as the Chairman of the Boards of Municipality Finance Plc, Finnvera Plc, Tieto Plc and Posti Group Corporation.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Teuvo Salminen

Teuvo Salminen

Member of the board, deputy chairman of the board
  • Born 1954. Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • Member of the Board as of 2 April 2022.
  • Chairman of the board at Olo Collection Oy since 2017, at T2H Group Oy since 2018 and at Femmeels Oy since 2023, and board member at Sipo Oy since 1987. Worked previously as a board member, e.g. At Cargotec Oyj, Evli Oyj and 3StepIT Oy.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Sami Honkonen

Sami Honkonen

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Member of the board
  • Born 1983. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.).
  • Member of the Board as of 20 April 2023.
  • CEO of Tomorrow Tech Oy. Previously worked as CEO at Digitaalinen asuntokauppa DIAS Oy and as Director at Reaktor Innovations Oy.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Lea Keinänen

Lea Keinänen

Member of the board
  • Born 1966. Education: graduate in business and marketing and MBA.
  • Member of the Board as of 2 April 2022. She has been a member of the Board of Evli Fund Management Company Ltd since 2020 and previously in 2006–2017. She is also a member of the Board of Frelea Oy and a member of the Board of the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Chair of its Finance Committee. She has had a long career at Evli Bank Plc and had been in charge of, for example, the Wealth Management unit as a member of the Executive Group and as Deputy to the CEO.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Johanna Lamminen

Johanna Lamminen

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Member of the board
  • Born 1966. Doctor of Science (Tech.) and MBA.
  • Member of the Board as of 20 April 2023.
  • Board Member at Mandatum Plc, Cargotec Plc, CellMark AB, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA and The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA. She also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Savonlinna Opera Festival. She has previously served as a Board Member at Sampo Bank, Tieto Plc and Evli Bank.
  • Serves as CEO of Novana Ltd. Previously served as CEO of Gasum Ltd and Danske Bank Finland as well as CFO of Sampo Bank and Evli Bank.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Jorma Pirinen

Jorma Pirinen

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Member of the board
  • Born 1959. Education: graduate in business and marketing as well as MBA.
  • Member of the Board as of 2 April 2022. Leadership coach, non-fiction writer and business mentor.
  • He has had a long career at Nordea Bank Oyj as Head of Branch Region and Manager of Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.
Tero Weckroth

Tero Weckroth

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Member of the board
  • Born 1971. Education: licensed pharmacist and MBA.
  • Member of the Board of Alisa Bank Plc from 2 April 2022. Acted as a Member of the Board of Fellow Finance since 2021. Weckroth also serves as a Member of the Board of Nexstim Plc and Vice Chairman of the Board of Inderes Plc, as well as Chairman of the Board of Combinostics Oy, Avia Pharma Holding AB and WRCC Invest Oy.
  • Weckroth has previously worked at, among others, ABN Amro, Dresdner Kleinwort and Kepler Capital Markets.
  • Independent of the company and major shareholders.

Management Team

Teemu Nyholm

Teemu Nyholm

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CEO
  • Born 1975, M.Sc. (Tech.) and B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
  • Co-founder of Fellow Finance and CEO since 2020, member of the Board in 2013–2020 and Chairman of the Board in 2013–2015 and 2018.
  • He has previously been the COO and CIO at Fellow Finance Plc, DFC Nordic Oyj and FIM Pankki.
Juha Saari

Juha Saari

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Director, personal customers. deputy ceo
  • Born 1979, secondary-school graduate.
  • He has been Director of Finnish Consumer Lending at Fellow Finance since 2020.
  • He has previously worked in various consumer financing roles at Aurajoki Nordic Oyj (previously DFC Nordic Oyj) as COO in Finland and Sweden, for example.
Antoni Airikkala

Antoni Airikkala

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Director, Funding and Liquidity
  • Born 1985, M.Soc.Sc.
  • He has been Director of Investor Accounts at Fellow Finance since 2020 and was Director of New Markets at Fellow Finance over the years 2015–2020.
  • He has previously worked at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.
Kukka Lehtimäki

Kukka Lehtimäki

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CFO
  • Born 1988, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.).
  • She has worked at Fellow Bank since May 2022. In the past, she has held financial management positions at OP Financial Group and worked as an auditor of financial companies at KPMG.
Kristian Nybergh

Kristian Nybergh

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Interim chief risk officer
  • Born 1969, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.).
  • He has worked at Alisa Bank as Senior Risk Controller from April 2022 and as interim Chief Risk Officer from 19 August 2023.
  • Previously, he has worked for a long time at Evli Bank in various financial management and risk control positions.
Essi Salmela

Essi Salmela

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Chief risk officer
  • Born 1989, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.).
  • She has worked as a Chief Risk Officer at Fellow Bank since April 2022.
  • Previously she has worked as financial professional at FCG Risk & Compliance Oy, Nordea, PwC and BearingPoint.
  • On a parental leave from 18 August 2023 (Kristian Nybergh works as acting Chief Risk Officer and member of the management team).
Miikka Silvonen

Miikka Silvonen

Director, business customers
  • Born 1989, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.).
  • He has worked in business financing at Fellow Finance since 2017. Has been Director of Fellow Finance's and currently Alisa Bank's business customers in Finland since 2020.
Piia Vuoti

Piia Vuoti

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General counsel
  • Born 1977, LL.M., Trained on the bench.
  • She has been responsible for Fellow Bank's legal affairs and regulatory compliance since August 2022.
  • Before joining Fellow Bank, she has worked as a general counsel and a member of the management team at Veritas Pension Insurance Company, as a senior legal counsel at Ilmarinen and as a senior expert at Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).
Contact

Personal Customers
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+358 203 801 01
asiakaspalvelu@alisapankki.fi

Business Customers
Weekdays 9-16 EET
+358 293 230 910
yritysasiakkaat@alisapankki.fi

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