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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)

Independent of the company and the shareholders

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2021

  • Previously Chairman Board of Directors of Arcus ASA until 2021

  • Chairman of the Human Resources Committee

  • Chairman of the Integration Committee (temporary)

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)

Independent of the company and the shareholders

  • 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

  • Member of the Integration Committee (temporary)

Shareholding: 3,908 Anora shares

Main work experience:

  • Reckitt, General Manager 2004–2008

  • Synoptik Marketing and Business Development Director 2001–2004

  • Procter & Gamble, European Marketing Manager 1990–2001

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)

CEO, Interflora Denmark

Independent of the company and the shareholders

  • 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


Ingeborg Flønes - CV image

Ingeborg Flønes

Member of the Board of Directors

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

CEO, Hoff SA

Not independent of the company, independent of the shareholders

  • 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: 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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Jyrki Mäki-Kala

Member of the Board of Directors

b.1961, M.Sc. (Econ.)

CFO, Neste Oyj

Independent of the company and the shareholders

  • 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, Director, VP and President positions (2005–2007)

  • Nokia Chemicals/Finnish Chemicals Oy, various Director and VP positions (19882005)

Key positions of trust:

  • Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance, Member of the Supervisory Board


Christer Kjos

Christer Kjos

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1984, B.S. (Finance)

CEO, Canica Holding AG

Independent of the company, not independent of major shareholders

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2022

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:

  • B1 Capital AG, Co-founder, member of Executive Committee (2013–2015)

  • Credit Agricole Cheuvreux AG, Head of Pan European Sales for Zürich (2011–2012)

  • Merrill Lynch Capital Markets AG, Head of Equity Sales Switzerland (2010–2011)

  • Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, Associate (2008–2010)

Key positions of trust:

  • Curida Holding AS, Board Member

  • Nordic Corporate Bank AS, Chair of the Nomination Committee

  • Board Member in various private Canica Real Estate Companies


Annareetta Lumme-Timonen

Annareetta Lumme-Timonen

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1967, M.Sc. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Tech.)

Investment Director, Solidium Oy

Independent of the company, not independent of major shareholders

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2022

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Main work experience:

  • 3i Nordic plc, Investment Manager (2000–2007)

  • SFK Finance Oy, Investment Manager (1997–2000)

  • Visiting Scholar, Wharton Business School (1995 & 1997)

  • Kera Oy, Development Manager (1995–1996)

  • Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, Industry Analyst (1991–1994)


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Torsten Steenholt

Member of the Board of Directors

b. 1969, M.Sc. (Pharmacy), M.Sc. (Chemical Research), Master Brewer

EVP, Global Operations, Chr. Hansen

Independent of the company and the shareholders

  • 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

Not independent of the company, independent of the shareholders

  • 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, operator in botteling plant (1986–1993)

  • 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 trade union branch

  • 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

Not independent of the company, independent of the shareholders

  • 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