Executive Group

Risto MurtoRisto Murto
President and CEO
Customer Accounts

b. 1963 
Ph.D. (Econ.)

President and CEO since 2014
Member of the Executive Group since 2006
Joined Varma in 2006

Key work experience:
Executive Vice-President, Investments, Varma 2010–2013
Senior Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer, Varma 2006–2010
Managing Director, Opstock Ltd 2000–2005
Director, Opstock Ltd 1997–2000

Key positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board of The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
Chairman of the Board of University of Oulu
Member of the Board of Sampo Plc
Member of the Board of Wärtsilä Corporation
Member of the Financial Committee of the Finnish Cultural Foundation
Member of the Supervisory Board of Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Tiina Kurki Tiina Kurki
Senior Vice-President, Pension Services and IT 

b. 1961
Master of Business Administration

Member of the Executive Group since 2012
Joined Varma in 2012

Key work experience:
BCIO International Banking, Nordea Bank Finland Plc 2011–2012
Group IT management positions, Nordea Bank Finland Plc 2008–2011
Vice President, TietoEnator Oyj 2002–2008
Department Manager and Specialist, TietoEnator Oyj 1986–2002

Key positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board of Tieto Esy Ltd
Deputy Member of the Board of Arek Oy

Pasi Mustonen Pasi Mustonen
Senior Vice-President, Actuaries

b. 1964
M.Sc., FASF

Member of the Executive Group since 2004
Joined Varma in 1996

Key work experience:
Actuary, Varma 1998–2001
Actuary, Sampo Pension 1996–1998

Key positions of trust:
Member of the Board of the Finnish Centre for Pensions
Member of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare financial and administrative committee

Pekka Pajamo Pekka Pajamo
Senior Vice-President, Finance and Internal Services

b. 1962
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member of the Executive Group since 2012
Joined Varma in 2012

Key work experience:
Employment with KPMG Oy Ab 1988–2012:

  • Authorised Public Accountant 1993–2012
  • Partner, 1998–2012

Key positions of trust:
Member of the Board of Ahlström Capital Oy
Member of the Board of Arek Oy
Member of the Board of Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company
Member of the Board of Leino Group Oy
Member of the Board of LeinoCast Oy
Chairman of the Board of the Finnish National Theatre Ltd.
Member of the Board of the Finnish National Opera Foundation
Member of the Board of Varman Kiinteistöyhtiöt

Reima Rytsölä Reima Rytsölä
Executive Vice-President, Investments

b. 1969
M.Soc.Sc., CEFA, AMP

Member of the Executive Group since 2014
Joined Varma in 2014

Key work experience:
Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Banking, Group-level responsibility for major corporate and institutional customers, Pohjola Bank Plc 2008–2013
Management and investment positions at Pohjola Bank Plc and its subsidiaries 1998–2007

Key positions of trust:
Member of the Board of HYY Group Ltd
Member of the Board of Kojamo Plc
Member of the Board of Nordea Funds Ltd
Member of the Board of Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute

Katri ViippolaKatri Viippola
Senior Vice President,  HR, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility 

b. 1976 
Executive MBA, Master of Arts

Member of the Executive Group since 2016 
Joined Varma in 2016

Key work experience:

Keva 2013–2015

  • HR and Administrative Director
  • HR Director

YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) 2008–2013

  • Head of Personnel Development
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant

Journalist and News Anchor, YLE, YLE News and Aamu-tv morning show 2002–2008
Journalist, YLE, Kuningaskuluttaja programme 2002
Radio host and journalist, Radio YsiYsi 1996–1999
Journalist, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 1995

Key positions of trust:
Member of the Board of Terveystalo Plc
Member of the Board of Economic Information Office TAT

Eeva HautalaEeva Hautala
Employee Representative since 2016

b. 1963
Bachelor of Social services

Joined Varma in 2006

Key work experience:
Pension Adjudication Specialist, Varma 2006–

 

Pasi Mustonen serves as Varma’s Chief Actuary. Jukka Kivekäs is Varma’s Senior Physician.

Printable photos of the Executive Group you can download in our Image Bank.

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