Fennovoima’s governance is based on openness and responsibility. This applies to management, administration, finances, and other operations. The annual general meeting carries the ultimate responsibility for the company.

The annual general meeting names five to eleven ordinary members and four deputy members for the Board of Directors for a period of one year at a time. The CEO manages the company, assisted by the management team. 

The structure, responsibilities, and operations of the Fennovoima organization have been arranged to meet the requirements of the Nuclear Energy Act and other laws and decrees binding on the company. Fennovoima’s operations have been divided into departments. The head of each department is also a member of the management team. The Board ensures that the CEO, named by the Board, handles his or her duties in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations, and works in the best interest of the company.

Fennovoima also has four committees named by the Board: the Nuclear Safety Committee, the Project Execution Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Nominating Committee. The Committees supervise the progress of the project, identify development targets, and monitor the achievement of project objectives.

Fennovoima’s Board of Directors

Fennovoima Oy’s annual general meeting nominated the Board at its meeting on 27 May 2021 (update on 6 April 2022).


Esa Härmälä, M.Sc. (Agric.)

Vice chairperson:

Pekka Erkkilä, M.Sc. (Tech)


Seppo Siljama, CEO, Septem Partners
Matti Suurnäkki, CEO, Voimaosakeyhtiö SF
Juha Mäkitalo, Senior Partner, Asianajotoimisto Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Oy
Anton Dedusenko, Deputy CEO, JSC Rusatom Energy International
Anastasia Zoteeva, CEO, Rusatom Energy International

Deputy members:

Konstantin Kryazhevskikh, Chief Legal Officer, Rusatom Energy International
Jarmo Kurikka, CEO, Nurmijärven Sähkö Oy
Arto Räty.

Fennovoima management team

Joachim Specht is Fennovoima’s CEO. He has previously worked at PreussenElektra and he has an almost 30-year experience in the nuclear industry. 

Chief Operating Officer Philippe Bordarier is responsible for the management of company operations, cooperation with the Supplier, development of company’s management system, long-term planning and reporting. He has previously worked in different roles at Electricité de France with his last position there as Chief Transformation Officer, EDF Nuclear Engineering. Bordarier has a versatile experience in nuclear plant operation, project management and regulatory activities.

Technical Director Janne Liuko is responsible for assessing plant safety and design. He has more than 15 years of working experience in the nuclear industry. Before Fennovoima he has worked for Fortum and STUK.

Delivery Director Tiina Partanen is responsible for delivering the project, site management and project controls. Prior to Fennovoima, Partanen worked for Caverion Industria and YIT Industry, among others.

Katarina Culham is Fennovoima’s Supply Chain and Contracts Director. Culham has a strong experience in large-scale infrastructure projects, including those in the nuclear sector, such as the Flamanville 3 and Olkiluoto 3 projects.

Oversight Director Vesa Ruuska is in charge of evaluation of Fennovoima management system, risk management, safety culture, as well as environment, health and safety (EHS) management. In his role as the Responsible Manager Ruuska’s responsibility is to ensure that the Hanhikivi 1 project complies with nuclear safety regulations. He has been previously employed by Posiva and STUK in nuclear safety related positions.

Chief Financial Officer Otso Torniainen is responsible for the company’s finances and funding. Torniainen has been previously employed by Empower IM Oy, Fortum, and E.ON, among others.

Chief Legal Officer Aki Markkola is responsible for the company’s legal affairs. Markkola has previously served as Destia’s General Counsel, and he has a solid working experience with large projects.

Communications Director Sakari Kotola is responsible for the company’s communications and public relations. Before joining Fennovoima, he held several communications, stakeholder and marketing positions at Nokia.

Human Resources Director Eija Salo is responsible for the company’s human resources and administration. She has been previously employed by Lite-On Mobile Oy and in business management training and consulting positions in Executive Education Oy, a company of the Aalto University.

Chief Information Officer Mikko Virtanen is responsible for the company’s information technology and management systems, and their development. He has previously worked at Tekla and Quattrogemini and has a wide experience in construction projects and information management solutions.

For photos of the Fennovoima management team, please click here.