Corporate Governance

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 present a proposal regarding the choice of members to the Executive Group, and these names are then subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors. 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 Lehtimäki

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


Mari Etholén

Head of HR and Legal Affairs
Joined Evli in 2001
LLM. Born 1973


Panu Jousimies

Head of Execution and Operations
Joined Evli in 1997
M.Sc. (Econ.). Born 1969


Juho Mikola

CFO, Deputy CEO
Joined Evli in 2004
M.Sc. (Econ.). Born 1981


Esa Pensala

Head of Private Clients
Joined Evli in 2001
M.Sc. (Tech.). Born 1974


Kim Pessala

Head of Institutional clients
Joined Evli in 1995
M.Sc. (Econ.). Born 1969


Mikael Thunved

Head of Corporate Finance
Joined Evli in 2002
B.Sc. (Econ.). Born 1965

Updated: April 1, 2019