Savings Banks’ Union Coop and its duties

In accordance with the Group’s operating principles, the chairman of each Savings Bank is appointed to the Supervisory Board as a member, and the deputy chairman as a deputy. The Supervisory Board currently comprises 22 members. Nooa Säästöpankki is not represented on the Supervisory Board.

The function of the Supervisory Board is to oversee the administration of the central institution, which is the responsibility of the Board of Directors and Managing Director, and to ensure that the operation of the central institution is conducted competently and diligently in accordance with the Cooperatives Act and for the benefit of the central institution and the Amalgamation. A particular task of the Supervisory Board is to maintain and promote internal cooperation. The Supervisory Board may provide the Board of Directors with guidance in issues that are wide-reaching or important in terms of policy.

A further task of the Supervisory Board is to issue a statement to the cooperative meeting on the Savings Banks Group’s strategy and other common goals and operational policies, to approve the guidelines on the inspection activities and the operational principles of the inspections of the Savings Banks Amalgamation, as well as provide the annual General Meeting of of the Savings Banks’ Union Coop with a statement on the annual financial statements and annual report.

The Supervisory Board confirms its rules of procedure, which define its practical duties in more detail.

The Supervisory Board convenes on the invitation of the chairman, or if the chairman is indisposed, the vice-chairman or the Board of Directors, and a quorum is reached if more than half the members are present. A decision is formed when more than half of those present are in favour of a view, or, if the vote is hung, the view supported by the chairman. Minutes are kept of the meetings, containing the names of those present, decisions made, and the results of any votes.

Customarily, the Supervisory Board meets 3–4 times a year. The matters addressed at the meetings are mostly prepared by the Board of Directors of the central institution and proposed by the Managing Director.

Chairman, vice-chairman and members of the Supervisory Board

Member savings bank deputy member
Jaakko Puomila, chairman Länsi-Uudenmaan Säästöpankki Johan Mild
Pauli Kurunmäki, vice-chairman Huittisten Säästöpankki Harri Lumme
Eero Laesterä Aito Säästöpankki Timo Saraketo
Markku Tyynismaa Avain Säästöpankki Erkki Laide
Ulf Sjöblom Ekenäs Sparbank Peter Storsjö
Jari Naarmala Eurajoen Säästöpankki Jussi Aarnio
Juha Viljamaa Helmi Säästöpankki Pekka Siltala
Heikki Peltola Kalannin Säästöpankki Päivi Nuutila
Jaana Kulmala Kiikoisten Säästöpankki Katri Ylitalo
Björn West Kvevlax Sparbank Anita Sundman
Timo Virtanen Lammin Säästöpankki Sirpa Pietikäinen
Jaakko Ossa Liedon Säästöpankki Matti Säteri
Teppo Mikkola Mietoisten Säästöpankki Maria Kavén
Henry Bergman Myrskylän Säästöpankki Jussi Karinen
Dan Liljedal Närpes Sparbank Torbjörn Nygård
Kai Saarinen Pyhärannan Säästöpankki Tuire Impola
Arto Seppänen Someron Säästöpankki Esa Pajulo
Kirsi Korhonen Suomenniemen Säästöpankki Seppo Puhakka
Jarmo Olkkonen Sysmän Säästöpankki Markku Kaarnattu
Antero Savolainen Säästöpankki Optia Eero Halonen
Risto Salomaa Säästöpankki Sinetti Minna Naapila
Jorma Lammi Ylihärmän Säästöpankki Esa Kankaanpää