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Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair, BoConcept A/S
  • Chair, TCM Group A/S
  • Chair, Posti Group Oyj
  • Chair, Orthex Oyj
  • Chair of Finnair OYJ
  • Independent Board member, Elopak ASA and Broman Group Oy

 

Other Career Highlights:

  • Board member, Symrise AG
  • Independent Director, Scandinavian Airlines SAS
  • Chair, Anora/Altia Oyj
  • Chair, Paulig Oy
  • Deputy Chair, Harvia Oyj
  • Chair, Babysam A/S
  • Board member, Swedish Match AB
  • Chair, Anora Group OYJ
  • Independent Board member, Clas Ohlson AB

 

 

 

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae has over 20 years of senior-leadership experience from Chair positions held for companies listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Stockholm and Oslo Børs. She also has Chair positions on family owned businesses and the private sector. All this experience brings a multi-industry knowledge, especially in consumer and B2B2C industries, in fast-moving, food, consumer durables, airlines, logistics, e-commerce, private equity and service industries.

 

Sanna is Chair of BoConcept A/S, TCM Group A/S, Posti Group Oyj and Orthex Oyj. She is a Board member at Elopak ASA, the Broman Group and Finnair Oyj.

 

Sanna also serves on the Board of non-profit CEPOS, a Danish CE independent, liberal, free-market think tank and was previously of an Independent Director at Scandinavian Airline Systems.

 

She is a Finnish businessperson who has been at the helm of 22 different companies. As Chair in sectors such as airlines, household products, pharmaceuticals, private equity and beverages, she has been leading strategy in established companies.

 

Sanna had her first major Board position at the age of 38, following professional experience from positions at Procter & Gamble, Synoptik A/S and Reckitt Benckiser (Scandinavia) A/S. Sanna is former Chair at Anora Group Oyj (formerly Altia Oyj), which she chaired through its turnaround, IPO and then merger with another listed company.

 

Previously Sanna served on the Boards at Symrise AG, Scandinavian Airlines SAS, Paulig Oy, Clas Ohlson AB, Footway Group AB and Babysam A/S.

 

She is also part of Copenhagen Business School’s Corporate Governance Faculty, serves on the Advisory Board at Aalto University School of Business, and has been chosen as the most influential Finnish businesswoman 5 years in a row.