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17 January 2024 at 10.45 am EET
Gofore’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board’s proposals to the Annual General Meeting 2024
Gofore Plc’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board presents the following proposals to the Annual General Meeting held on 4 April 2024:
Number of members and composition of the Board of Directors
The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be confirmed to be six (6) and that Mammu Kaario, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Timur Kärki and Sami Somero be re-elected as members of the Board of Directors for the term ending at the end of the 2025 Annual General Meeting.
The Nomination Board proposes that Antti Koskelin and, a boardroom employee representative elected by the staff of Gofore Group, Matti Saastamoinen be elected as new members of the Board of Directors.
Antti Koskelin has acted as Kone Plc’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2015. His earlier positions include e.g. Chief Information Officer at Konecranes in 2009-2014 and member of the management team in 2013-2014, as well as executive positions in the Nokia Group in 1994-2008. Koskelin is currently member of the Board of the Nordic digital accelerator Combient. He has also served as both member and Chairperson of the change management expertise provider CCEA Ltd. that is now part of Gofore. Koskelin has an engineer’s degree in information technology from the Helsinki School of Technology.
Matti Saastamoinen is a boardroom employee representative of the Gofore staff, elected by the staff of Gofore Group. He has 20 years of career in the IT industry, and he has worked at Gofore as e.g. project manager and people lead since 2017. Saastamoinen has vast experience in the IT industry in various roles. Before Gofore, he has worked for Plenware Plc, Almare Systems Plc, the Hermia Group and Business Tampere, where he was also a management team member elected by the staff. Saastamoinen has a Master of Science degree.
All nominees have given their consent to the election.
All nominees are independent of the company and its significant shareholders, except for Timur Kärki, who is dependent of the company and its significant shareholders, and for Matti Saastamoinen, who is dependent of the company. Kärki is the biggest shareholder of the company and has acted as an advisor of the company under a service contract until 2023. Saastamoinen is employed by the Gofore Group.
Remuneration of the Board of Directors
The Nomination Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting 2024 that the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors shall be as follows:
- Chairman of the Board of Directors: Monthly remuneration of EUR 6,000.
- Other members of the Board of Directors: Monthly remuneration of EUR 3,000.
- Fees payable to the members of the Board of Directors for each Committee meeting: The Chair of Committee will be paid a fee of EUR 800 for each meeting, and other members of Committee will be paid a fee of EUR 400 for each meeting.
- Furthermore, all members of the Board of Directors will be compensated for travel expenses in accordance with the company’s travel policy against receipt.
The proposed remuneration remains unchanged from the previous year.
Composition of the Shareholders’ Nomination Board
The composition of the Nomination Board preparing the proposal for the Annual General Meeting 2024 is the following:
- Timur Kärki, appointed by Timur Kärki
- Petteri Venola, appointed by Petteri Venola
- Mika Varjus, appointed by Mika Varjus
- Sami Somero, appointed by Gofore Plc’s Board of Directors
All proposals made by the Nomination Board were unanimous.
The Annual General Meeting of Gofore Plc made the decision to establish the Shareholders’ Nomination Board on 29 April 2020. The Nomination Board has four members and three of those members are representatives appointed by the three largest shareholders, and one member is a board member appointed by the company’s Board of Directors from amongst themselves.
The Nomination Board’s proposals will be included in the notice to convene the Annual General Meeting to be published at a later date.
- Timur Kärki, Chair of the Board, Gofore Oyj, +358 40 828 5886, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gofore Oyj
Gofore is an international digital transformation consultancy with Finnish roots. We have over 1,400 impact-driven people in 19 locations across Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Estonia and Italy. With our technology and business expertise we build an equal digital society and create sustainable solutions for the intelligent industry. Our diverse group of professionals shares a pioneering ambition to create a more humane, sustainable and ethical digital world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2022, our net sales amounted to EUR 149.9 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Our vision is to be the most significant digital transformation consultancy in Europe. Learn to know us better at gofore.com