The CEO is in charge of the day-to-day administration of the company in accordance with the regulations of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors. The CEO may take measures that, considering the scope and nature of the operations of the company, are unusual or extensive with the authorization of the Board. The CEO ensures that the accounting practices of the company comply with the law and that financial matters are organized in a reliable manner. The Board of Directors appointed Mikko Koskimies as CEO of eQ Plc since 1 April 2021.

eQ Group has a Management Team that convenes regularly every month. The Management Team consists of the persons heading the company’s operative business, the CFO and Group General Counsel. The main duty of the Management Team is to assist the CEO. eQ Plc’s Board of Directors appoints and dismisses the members of the Management Team, defines their areas of responsibility, and decides on the terms of their employment.

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Mikko Koskimies, Chair of the Board

Mikko Koskimies M.Sc. (Econ), (born 1967) is CEO of eQ Plc and eQ Asset Management Ltd and has worked with eQ since 2012. He previously worked as a Managing Director of Pohjola Asset Management Ltd and was a member of the Executive Committee of Pohjola Bank. Mikko Koskimies also worked from 1998 to 2005 as a Managing Director of Alfred Berg Asset Management Ltd. During the years from 1989 to 1997 he worked within the current Nordea Group. From 1993 to 1997 Mikko worked in Private Banking for Merita Bank Luxembourg S.A. in Luxembourg.

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Staffan Jåfs, M.Sc. (Econ), (born 1974) is responsible for the private equity asset management and group's own private equity investment operations. Staffan has worked in the private equity business since 2000 and with eQ Plc since 2007. Previously in 2000-2007 he worked at Proventure Ltd as CFO, responsible for the group’s financial administration and previous to this as Financial Manager at Kantarellis, a hotel and restaurant chain.
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Antti Lyytikäinen

Antti Lyytikäinen, M.Sc. (Econ.), (born 1981) is CFO of eQ Group. Antti has worked among financial sector since 2004 and with eQ Plc since 2011. From 2008 to 2011 he worked at Aberdeen Asset Management and was responsible for the financial management of group’s property funds. Prior to that he worked as an Auditor e.g in the Financial Services -division of KPMG.

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Juha Surve

Juha Surve, LL.M and M.Sc. (Econ.), (born 1980) is Group General Counsel of eQ Plc, and he also acts as a secretary of the Board of eQ Plc. Juha has worked among financial sector and capital markets since 2003 and with eQ Plc since the beginning of year 2012. From 2008 to 2012 he worked at Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd expertising in M&A transactions, capital markets and corporate law. Prior to that he gained over five years’ experience in various asset management related duties e.g. in OP-Pohjola Group and Nordea Bank.