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The turnover of the HOK-Elanto Group and the operating profit according to the sector

HOK-Elanto’s operating area

Skilled personnel is our source of pride

The number of personnel, outlets and turnover on 31 December 2018

The largest cooperative store brings services near to you – whenever you want. HOK-Elanto is the largest regional cooperative store of the S Group and one of the most significant employers of the area. It has more than 340 outlets and approximately 6,000 employees. Comprehensive store and restaurant network serves even around the clock. As an owner, you will receive the best benefits from your purchases.

The administration of the Cooperative Society is elected democratically

HOK-Elanto is a Cooperative Society that is owned and governed by its members. Owners choose the administration of the society in an election of representatives every four years. The last election took place in April 2016.

HOK-Elanto’s Management Group

Veli-Matti Liimatainen
CEO

Juha Ilvonen
Planning Director, Deputy Managing Director

Tuomas Ahola
Head of Marketing

Lassi Juntunen
Chain Director Prisma, Kodin Terra, ABC and online store

Jyrki Karjalainen
Real Estate Director

Antero Levänen
HR Director

Kimmo Nikula
Chain Director, Supermarket and Department Stores, Funeral and Legal Services

Laura Oja
CFO

Henriikka Puolanne
Division Director, Restaurant Division 

Representatives

A total of 60 preventatives and 60 deputy representatives are elected to Council of Representatives of HOK-Elanto. The Council of Representatives decides, for example, the rules of the Cooperative Society, approves the balance sheet of the previous year and decides on the measures it sees fit concerning the profit as well as elects the members of the Supervisory Board and the auditors. Furthermore, the representatives may make initiatives to the Board of Directors of the Cooperative related to the sector.

  • Zahra Abdulla
  • Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto
  • Sini Alén
  • Maija Anttila
  • Pentti Arajärvi
  • Sirpa Asko-Seljavaara
  • Harry Bogomoloff
  • Arto Bryggare
  • Mika Ebeling
  • Tarja Eklund
  • Laura Finne-Elonen
  • Tuula Haatainen
  • Yrjö Hakanen
  • Juha Hakola
  • Timo Harakka
  • Rakel Hiltunen
  • Arja Juvonen
  • Jukka Järvinen
  • Antti Kaikkonen
  • Seppo Kanerva
  • Pasi Karttunen
  • Pia Kauma
  • Kimmo Kiljunen
  • Marjo Kinnunen
  • Dan Koivulaakso
  • Paula Kokkonen
  • Irina Krohn
  • Merja Kuusisto
  • Sirkka-Liisa Kähärä
  • Timo Laaninen
  • Jussi Larmo
  • Antero Laukkanen
  • Samuli Laurikainen
  • Leena Luhtanen
  • Björn Månsson
  • Marika Niemi
  • Irja Nieminen
  • Pinja Nieminen
  • Mika Niikko
  • Vaula Norrena
  • Jukka Nurminen
  • Sara Paavolainen
  • Jaana Pelkonen
  • Terhi Peltokorpi
  • Riitta Prusti
  • Sirpa Puhakka
  • Mari Rantanen
  • Pekka Reinikainen
  • Suvi Rihtniemi
  • Merike Rinne
  • Wille Rydman
  • Harri Saksala
  • Sari Sarkomaa
  • Kaarina Suonperä
  • Jouni Särkijärvi
  • Erkki Tuomioja
  • Kari Uotila
  • Raija Vahasalo
  • Sinikka Vepsä
  • Johanna Värmälä

Supervisory Board

The task of the Supervisory Board is to supervise the administration and operations of the HOK-Elanto, which is managed by the Board of Directors and the CEO. The Supervisory Board confirms the core strategies of the Cooperative and the overall financial objectives, decides on the relevant changes in operations and organisation as well as appoints the CEO and elects the members of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative. HOK-Elanto’s Supervisory Board has 18 members, with two representatives from the personnel. The members are appointed every three years.

Jorma Bergholm, Chairman
Ben Zyskowicz, 1st Vice Chairman
Kari Uotila, 2nd Vice Chairman
  • Arto Bryggare
  • Mika Ebeling
  • Timo Harakka
  • Arja Juvonen
  • Lauri Kaira
  • Kimmo Kiljunen
  • Irina Krohn
  • Merja Kuusisto
  • Sirkka-Liisa Kähärä
  • Samuli Laurikainen
  • Sirpa Mäkelä
  • Marika Niemi
  • Heli Puura
  • Sari Sarkomaa
  • Harry Vainio

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors promotes HOK-Elanto’s interests and manages its affairs according to the Cooperatives Act, Cooperative regulations, the Statutes of the Cooperative confirmed by the Supervisory Board and the regulations and decisions issued by the Representatives and Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors is responsible for the success of the business. The Board of Directors decides on the strategies and overall objectives, investments, the annual financial objectives and operational plans as well as manages and supervises the operational business. The HOK-Elanto Board of Directors consists of the CEO and six Board Members, appointed by the Supervisory Council. The Board of Directors are appointed annually.

Chairman
Veli-Matti Liimatainen, CEO

Jaakko Aspara, Professor
Tuula Entelä, Master of Laws
Taru Keronen, Master of Science (Economics)
Pekka Laaksonen, Master of Science (Economics)
Sallamaari Muhonen, Communications Consultant
Markku Uitto, Managing Director

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