The Global Summit of Women and BPW International present

 

2011 LEGACIES OF WOMEN FORUM – HELSINKI

“The Legacies of Women” share the ‘gift’ of expertise and knowledge of business women reaching the top in a lively discussion Forum."

Ainomaija Haarla, President and CEO, Technology Academy Foundation

Ainomaija Haarla is President and CEO of the Technology Academy Foundation, which promotes Finnish scientific research that encourages both innovation and new technologies which reinforce humane values and have a positive impact on the quality of human life.  She has also served as the Managing Director of ProConsilium Oy. Before this, she was Vice President of Strategy for UPM-Kymmene Oyj, having also served as Vice President of Business Development of the company’s operations in Augsburg, Germany.  Dr. Haarla holds a seat on the boards of Neste Oil Oyj and Altia Oyj, and has been Chairman of the Board of Korona Invest Oy since 2008.

Johanna Ikaheimo, Chairman, Lappset Group Oy
Johanna Ikaheimo has served as Chairman of the Lappset Group since 2006.  The Lappset Group produces sustainable playground equipment for children throughout the world.  Beginning her career with Lappset in 1997 as Export and HR Manager, she currently also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lappset Italy, Lappset Spain, and Lappset UK.  She has also served as Vice Chairman of the SME Council of The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers.  She currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and the Regional Bank Of Handelsbanken.

Marina Vahtola, Managing Director, Oral Hammaslääkärit Plc

Marina Vahtola has served as Managing Director of Oral Hammaslaakarit Plc since 2010.  Oral Hammaslääkärit Plc is a provider of a wide range of dental care services.  Previously, she was Managing Director of Bauhaus Finland and Bauhaus Estonia from 2004-2009.    She has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Aktia Abp since 2007 and also serves on the company's Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committees. In addition, she is a Member of the Board of Directors of Laakaripalveluyritykset ry.