Supervisory Board


Currently, the Supervisory Board of the Company consists of the following members:

Lauri Kustaa Äimä

(born 1971) holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the company since its foundation. Lauri Kustaa Äimä is the managing director and founding shareholder of Kaima Capital Oy. He serves as a management or Supervisory Board member of AS Tallink Group, Salva Kindlustuse AS, AS Baltika and Managetrade OÜ as well as the Lithuanian companies AB Baltic Mill, UAB Malsena Plius and BAN Insurance, JSC Rigas Dzirnavnieks in Latvia, in addition to several investment companies and funds domiciled in Finland, England, Netherlands, Slovenia and Luxembourg.

Aavo Kokk

(born 1964) has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company since May 2009. Mr Aavo Kokk graduated from Tartu University in 1990, having specialised in journalism, and Stockholm University in 1992, having specialised in banking and finance. Currently he is the managing director and partner in the property advisor Catella Corporate Finance (Estonia). Prior to that, he has served as CEO and publisher of Eesti Päevaleht (2002-2008), editor in chief of Eesti Ekspress (1997-2002), executive board member in Estonian Savings Bank (1993-1997), head of tax policy department in the Ministry of Finance (1992-1993). Mr Aavo Kokk is currently a member of the Super-visory Board of AS Audentes, Ekspress Grupp AS, AS Lemeks, WWH aktsiaselts and Eesti Kunsti Toetusfond SA as well as a member of the Management Board OÜ Synd&Katts and Raldon Kinnisvarahalduse OÜ.

Harvey Sawikin

(born 1960) has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company since May 2009. Mr Harvey Sawikin holds degrees from the Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was a editor of the Harvard Law Review. He co-founded Firebird in 1994 and is currently a lead manager of Firebird Fund, Firebird New Russia Fund,  Firebird Mongolia GP LLC, Firebird Republics Fund and Firebird Avrora Fund. Before founding Firebird, he was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals and an M&A specialist at the U.S. law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Jaakko Karo

(born 1962) has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company since August 2009. Mr Jaakko Karo graduated from the Helsinki School of Economics in 1986 with M.Sc. (Econ) in finance and international marketing and received a licentiate (Econ) degree in 1996. At present, he is a member of Supervisory Board of Aurejarvi Rahastoyhtio Oy (previously Cumulant Capital Oy) and KJK Capital Oy. Previously, he has worked for General Electric (GE) in several Merger & Acquisition projects (2003-2005) and for Instrumentarium Corporation as vice president for global sales and marketing (2000). During 1986-2000, he worked for the global food ingredients group Danisco (previously Cultor Groups) in many senior management positions, including vice president for marketing, vice president for North American operations (Xyrofin Division), group vice president (Nutrition Business Area), vice president and deputy to the president (Danisco Sweeteners), in London and New York. He has held numerous board memberships in various Dani co, Cultor companies internationally and in various Sanoma-WSOY subsidiaries: AAC Group (Finland), Interverbum AB, AAC Global AB.

Arko Kadajane

(born in 1981) has graduated from Estonian Business School on international business and is a member of Supervisory Board of Premia Foods since May, 2012. Currently he works as a portfolio manager in Ambient Sound Investment. He is also the member of Supervisory Board of AS Saho and member of Management Board of OÜ Portfellihaldur.

Kuldar Leis

(born 1968) graduated from the University of Tartu in 1993, specializing in credit and finance. He also holds a diploma in dairy technology. Kuldar Leis was the chairman of the Management Board of the company since its foundation until 15 May 2013. Since 29 May 2013 he is a member of the Supervisory Board of PRFoods. He is currently a member of supervisory board of AS Linda Nektar and Food and Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technology. He is also a member of supervisory board of Association of the Estonian Food Industry and a member of the Management Board of Rododendron OÜ, Solarhouse OÜ, MTÜ Põlva Tenniseklubi and Passive House Association of Estonia.