Supervisory Board

In accordance with Atria Plc’s Articles of Association, the company has a Supervisory Board elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Supervisory Board consists of a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 21 members, who are elected for a term of three years at a time. The Supervisory Board elects a Chair and a Vice Chair from amongst its members for a term of one year at a time. The Supervisory Board meets four times a year on average.

 

The duties of the Supervisory Board are specified in the Limited Liability Companies Act and Atria’s Articles of Association. The key duties of the Supervisory Board are as follows:

  • Supervising the company’s administration by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
  • Providing instructions to the Board of Directors on matters that are of far-reaching consequence or important in principle.
  • Submitting its statement on the financial statements and the auditors’ report to the Annual General Meeting

 

The Board of Directors has deemed all members of the Supervisory Board to be dependent of Atria, as they are either full-time farmers who have – or are members of the operative management of a company that has – a customer, supplier or cooperation relationship with Atria Group that is significant for the entrepreneur/company in question.

 

All members of the Atria Supervisory Board are also members of Board of Directors or Supervisory Board of Atria`s significant shareholder Itikka Co-operative`s, significant shareholder Lihakunta`s or Co-operative Pohjanmaan Liha. The Board of Directors has deemed that the members of Atria’s Supervisory Board who are also members of the Board of Directors of a significant shareholder (Itikka Co-operative or Lihakunta) are dependent of a significant shareholder. Membership of the Supervisory Board of a significant shareholder alone has not been deemed to constitute dependence.

Atria has a Supervisory Board because Atria`s shareholders representing moren than 50 % of the votes granten by the company`s shares have expressed their satisfaction with the current model based on the Supervisory Board, because it brings a far-reaching perspective on the company’s operations and decision-making. The company believes that understanding its business requires a deep familiarity with and commitment to meat operations from its Supervisory Board members.

In 2022, Atria Plc’s Supervisory Board met four times, and the average attendance of the members was 98,75%.

 

On 25 April 2023, Atria Plc’s Supervisory Board consisted of the following 20 members:

 

Name Year of birth Member since Education Main occupation Attendance at meetings Shareholding

Juho Anttikoski

1970

2009

 

Farmer

4/4

4,000

Mika Asunmaa

1970

2005

 

Farmer

4/4

11,000

Jyrki Halonen

1961

2019

Agricultural technician

Farmer

4/4

250

Mika Herrala

1974

2021

M.Sc (Biophysics)

Farmer

3/3

100

Veli Hyttinen

1973

2010

Agrologist

Farmer

4/4

1,500

Pasi Ingalsuo

1966

2004

Agrologist

Farmer

4/4

4,000

Jaakko Isomäki

1979

2023

Agrologist

Farmer

 

372

Jussi Joki-Erkkilä

1977

2016

 

Agricultural entrepreneur

3/4

0

Marja-Liisa Juuse

1963

2015

 

Farmer

4/4

250

Juha Kiviniemi

1972

2010

M.Sc. (Agr)

Farmer

4/4

300
controlling company 184
 

Risto Lahti

1990

2020

B.Sc. (Food Science)

CEO

4/4

57

Ari Lajunen

1975

2013

M.Sc. (Agr)

Farmer

4/4

0

Vesa Lapatto

1968

2020

Agrologist

Dairy farmer

4/4

0

Juha Nikkola

1976

2018

M.Sc. (Agr)

Farmer

4/4

100

Mika Niku

1970

2009

 

Farmer

4/4

300

Ari Pöyhönen

1970

2020

M.Sc. (Agr)

Farmer

4/4

1,000

Suvi Rantala

1977

2022

B.Ba (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Agricultural entrepreneur

3/3

controlling company 518

Risto Sairanen

1960

2013

 

Farmer

4/4

0

Ola Sandberg

1981

2018

Agrologist

Farmer

4/4

90

Juha Savela

1977

2023

 

Farmer

 

 

 

More information about the remuneration of the Supervisory Board can be found at the link below:

 

 

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