CEO and Executive Group

The CEO of Evli Bank Plc leads the company’s day-to-day operations in accordance with the instructions and orders given by the Board of Directors. In the operative management of the company, the CEO is assisted by the Executive Group. Evli's Board of Directors appoints the CEO and decides the terms of his employment. The Board also confirms the members of the Executive Group based on the CEO’s proposal.

CEO’s duties and responsibilities

The CEO’s duty is to manage and oversee the company’s business operations, prepare matters to be handled by the Board and the implementation of the Board’s decisions. In accordance with the Companies Act, the CEO supervises that the accounts of the company are in compliance with the law and that its financial affairs have been arranged in a reliable manner.

Executive Group’s duties and responsibilities

The Executive Group includes six members in addition to the CEO. The CEO convenes the Executive Group when necessary and serves as the Group’s chairman. Normally the Executive Group meets twice a month. The Executive Group supports the CEO in preparing and implementing the strategy, and in coordinating the Group’s operations. The Executive Group also supports the CEO in preparing and executing matters that are significant or involve fundamental principles, and in ensuring internal cooperation and communication.

Executive Group members

Maunu Lehtimaki
Maunu Lehtimäki, born 1967

Chief Executive Officer
Joined Evli in 1996
M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1967

Mari Etholen
Mari Etholén, born 1973

Head of HR and Legal Affairs
Joined Evli in 2001

Panu Jousimies
Panu Jousimies, born 1969

Head of Execution and Operations
Joined Evli in 1997
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Juho Mikola
Juho Mikola, born 1981

CFO, Deputy to the CEO
Joined Evli in 2004
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Esa Pensala
Esa Pensala, born 1974

Head of Private Clients
Joined Evli in 2001
M.Sc. (Tech.)

Kim Pessala
Kim Pessala, born 1969

Head of Institutional clients
Joined Evli in 1995
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Mikael Thunved
Mikael Thunved, born 1965

Head of Corporate Finance
Joined Evli in 2002
B.Sc. (Econ.)

Updated: April 1, 2019