Board of Directors

Osmo Suovaniemi

Osmo Suovaniemi, born in 1943
MD, PhD, Professor  
Deputy CEO
Non-independent of both company and major shareholder

Other relevant experience:
The founder and previous President & CEO of Biohit OyjThe founder, main shareholder, chairman, and CEO of Labsystems Oyj and Eflab Oy. Received an award in 1992 for having most patents in Finland. A board member, vice-chairman, and chairman of the General Industry Group in Finland in 1978-1986. A board member of the Confederation of Finnish Industry in 1986. A member of the Academy of Technical Sciences from 2003.

Franco Aiolfi

Franco Aiolfi, born in 1947
Degree in Pharmacy awarded by Urbino University
Member of the Board of Biohit Oyj since 2013
Non-independent of the company, but independent of a major shareholder.

Other relevant experience:
President of Euroclone S.p.A. (formerly Polyfin S.p.A.) of which he is the majority shareholder. Euroclone SpA is a leading distributor in the Italian market of consumables and instruments for biotechnological applications.

Liu Feng

Liu Feng, born in 1972
General manager of Hefei Medicine Co., Ltd, Owner of Biohit Healthcare Hefei 
Non-independent of the company and major shareholder

Other relevant experience:
Special researcher at the Counselor’s Office of Anhui Provincial People’s Government. The vice chairman of the Chinese National Early Gastrointestinal-Cancer Prevention & Treatment Center AllianceMember of the council of the China Health Promotion Foundation.

Lea Paloheimo

Lea Paloheimo, born in 1951
PhD (clinical biochemistry), hospital chemist

Non-independent of the company but independent of major shareholder.

Other relevant experience: With Biohit Oyj during the years 2001-2019. Production and Product Development Director, Business Development Director.

Kalle Härkönen

Kalle Härkönen
Foamit Group Oy
CEO, and MD Uusioaines Oy 2020 –

Other relevant experience:
More than 25 years of experience in international business in various industries, especially in managing and developing companies and their global supply chains through digitalization and innovation.

Teknos Group Oy
Deputy CEO, COO, Head of Group Operation and Logistics, 2016 – 2020.

Fazer Confectionery Ltd
Vice President Supply chain & sourcing, 2013 – 2016.

Sartorius Biohit Liquid Handling Oy, part of Sartorius Lab Holding GmbH
Vice President, Liquid Handling Operation, 2012 – 2013.

Biohit Oyj
Chief Operational Officer (COO), 2001 – 2012.