FFI's Board and position-taking model The Board of the FFI is elected by the general meeting. The Board has authority over all of FFI's strategic lobbying projects and key issues that concern the entire sector. It also decides on the FFI's strategy, organisation, action plan, budget, and other such matters specified in the FFI's rules. The Board elects its own Executive Chairman and Vice Chairmen.Executive Chairman: Ari Kaperi, Group Chief Risk Officer, Head of Group Risk Management and Country Senior Executive In Finland, Nordea Bank ABVice Chairmen:Erkki Moisander, CEO, LocalTapiola GroupRisto Tornivaara, CEO, Danske BankKari Stadigh, Group CEO and President, Sampo GroupMembers of the Board:Martin Backman, CEO, Aktia BankSatu Huber, CEO, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyArto Jurttila, CEO, Pohjantähti Mutual Insurance CompanyAntti Kuljukka, CEO, FenniaPasi Kämäri, CEO, Finnish Savings Banks AssociationMarcus Nystén, Country Manager, SEB FinlandTimo Ritakallio, President and CEO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyPeter Wiklöf, Managing Director, Bank of ÅlandPiia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Financial ServicesSecretary of the Board:Lea Mäntyniemi, Head of Legislation, Federation of Finnish Financial Services Position-taking network has major role The Federation's core function as a provider of high-quality lobbying is founded upon an extensive position-taking network.Representatives from FFI members comprise operating bodies, whose central function is to formulate the FFI's position on any pending lobbying issues. The operating bodies are also a good source of information on the members' views on societal matters such as legislation and the policies of relevant authorities. Influencing these requires active participation from the FFI.Six sector-specific Executive Committees operate under the direction of the Board. The Executive Committees have their own spheres of authority on all matters that do not influence the operations of other sector-specific Executive Committees or the FFI as a whole.Executive CommitteesThe Board of the FFI has appointed the following Executive Committees and their chairmen:Securities Dealing ExCom, Jukkapekka Laurila, Danske BankLife Insurance ExCom, Minna Kohmo, LocalTapiola GroupBanking ExCom, Kenneth Kaarnimo, Danske BankFund and Asset Management ExCom, Ari Kaaro, Seligson & CoEmployee Pension ExCom, Timo Ritakallio, IlmarinenNon-life Insurance ExCom, Timo Vuorinen, If P&C InsuranceThe Board also appoints Committees and Subcommittees on horizontal matters (e.g. labour market and taxation).