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Board of Directors

The company’s Board of Directors shall comprise a minimum of three and a maximum of eight members. The Chairman, Vice Chairman, and other members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Meeting. On this page, you'll find the biographies of the members of Anora's Board of Directors.

Read more about the role of the Board of Directors on our Governance pages.


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Michael Holm Johansen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1956, MS in Management, B.Sc. (Business Administration)

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2021 Previously Chairman Board of Directors of Arcus ASA until 2021

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee

Shareholding: 80,000 Anora shares

Main work experience: President, Central and Southern Europe, The Coca-Cola Company (2006–2011) President, South East Europe, The Coca-Cola Company (2003–2006)


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Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

b. 1966, B.Sc. (Business Administration)

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2021 Chairman of the Board 2015–2021 Member of the Board since 2013

Member of the Audit Committee

Shareholding: 3,908 Anora shares

Key positions of trust: Posti Group Corporation, Chairman of the Board BoConcept AB, Chairman of the Board Babysam AS, Chairman of the Board TCM AS, Chairman of the Board Nordic Pet Care Group AS, Chairman of the Board Orthex Oy, Chairman of the Board Harvia Oy, Vice Chairman of the Board Broman Group Oy, Member of the Board Elopak AS, Member of the board


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Kirsten Ægidius

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1963, M.Sc. (International Economics, Strategy) Managing Director, MATE.Bike International

Member of the Board of Directors since 2021 Previously Member of the Board of Directors of Arcus ASA until 2021

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Shareholding: 2,440 Anora shares

Main work experience: Chief Commercial Officer, Harboes Bryggeri AS (2018-2019) Senior Vice President, Hilding Anders International AB (2016-2017) Regional Vice President EMEA North & Managing Director Weber Stephen Nordic, Weber Stephen Nordic (2014-2015)

Key positions of trust: Director, Arcus ASA


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Ingeborg Flønes

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA (Management Control) CEO, Hoff SA

Member of the Board of Directors since 2021 Previously Member of the Board of Directors of Arcus ASA until 2021

Member of the Audit Committee

Shareholding: 1,900 Anora shares Main work experience: Director Consumer Services, The Norwegian Consumer Council (2010–2017) Category and marketing director Nortura SA (2007–2010)

Key positions of trust: Member of the Board, Fjordland AS


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Sinikka Mustakari

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1979, M. Sc. Econ

Member of the Board of Directors since 2021

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Shareholding: -

Main work experience: Government Ownership Steering Department, Ministerial Adviser, 2019– Government Ownership Steering Department, Senior Financial Specialist, 2012–2019 Government Ownership Steering Department, Financial Specialist, 2007–2012

Key positions of trust: Member of the Board of Directors, Arctia Oy


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Jyrki Mäki-Kala

Member of the Board of Directors

b.1961, M.Sc. (Econ.) Neste Oyj, CFO

Member of the Board of Directors since 2020

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Shareholding: 1,232 Anora shares

Main work experience: Kemira Oyj, CFO (2008–2013) Kemira Pulp and Paper, various Director, VP and President positions (1988–2007)

Key positions of trust: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance, Member of the Supervisory Board


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Nils Selte

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1965, M.Sc. (Econ.) CEO, Canica  Member of the Board of Directors since 2021 Previously Member of the Board of Directors of Arcus ASA until 2021

Member of the Audit Committee

Shareholding: 30,000 Anora shares*

Main work experience: CFO, Canica (2006–2014) CEO, Canica (2001–2006) SVP Finance/Group Treasurer, ICA Ahold AB (1999–2001)

Key positions of trust: Director, Arcus ASA Director, Orkla ASA Chairman of the Board of Komplett AS Chairman of the Board of Kompless ASA Chairman of the Board and Member of the Board in several Canica companies

*) Ownership through controlled corporation Nian AS.


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Torsten Steenholt

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1969, M.Sc. (Pharmacy), M.Sc. (Chemical Research), Master Brewer Chr. Hansen, EVP, Global Operations

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Shareholding: 5,000 Anora shares

Main work experience: Chr. Hansen, SVP Global Product Supply (2012–2017) Carlsberg Group, Vice Presiden Supply Chain (2009–2012) Unicer, Chief Operations Officer (COO) (2007–2009) Carlsberg UK Ltd, Brewery Director (2003–2007)

Key positions of trust: CO-RO A/S, Member of the Board Gram Equipment A/S, Member of the Board of Directors Chr. Hansen A/S, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors


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Arne Larsen

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1969, Skilled Cooper, based in Norway

Elected Shop Steward in Arcus Norway AS for NNN (Norwegian Food and Allied Workers Union) Elected Employee Member of Anora’s Board of Directors since 2021

Shareholding: -

Main work experience: Vinmonopolet AS and Arcus AS, Cooper trainee and skilled Cooper 1993– Elected Leader of International commeette, LO Oslo 2018–2020 Vinmonopolet AS, worker at bottling plant 1986–1993

Key positions of trust: Elected Member of the National delegates meeting of NNN Elected Leader of local trade union branch

Deputy Bjørn Oulie


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Jussi Mikkola

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1983 , Team Leader, based in Finland

Elected Employee Member of Anora’s Board of Directors since 2021

Shareholding: 100 Anora shares Main work experience: Team Leader, A-Pullo Oy (2003–2012) Team Leader, Altia & Anora (2012–) Key positions of trust: Safety Representative, Anora Chief Shop Steward, Anora Secretary at local union branch

Deputy Laura Koivisto