CEO and Board Member
Board member of Arctic Gold since May 2012 and chairman of board 2013-2014. Krister Söderholm holds a M.Sc. degree in geology from the Åbo Akademi in Finland. He has worked for 23 years (1979-2002) for Outokumpu in various positions, about half of these in Finland and half in several other countries. Krister has also worked as chief geologist and mining manager at A / S Bidjovagge Gruber in Norway 1985-1988 and project manager / chief geologist / exploration manager at Viscaria AB in Sweden 1989-1996. On behalf of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Finland he was the Inspector of Mines in Finland during the period 2003-2006. From 2006 to 2010 he was employed by Kevitsa Mining Oy / First Quantum Minerals Ltd, where he was CEO and later Country Manager. In 2010 Krister started its own consulting company KrisConsulting Oy. He was elected to the board of Nordic Mines the same year. He was then appointed General Mgr. for Laiva Gold Mine in Raahe, Finland, where he served until June 2012, when he became Deputy CEO of Nordic Mines Oy and, from May 2013, again member of the Board. Krister Söderholm owns 47,000 shares in Arctic Minerals.
Risto Pietilä graduated with a M.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Oulu in 1979. He has over 30 years’ international experience as an exploration geophysicist. Between 1980 and 2004 he worked for Outokumpu Oy on exploration and mining projects in Finland and Australia. He has been involved in a number of mineral discoveries, including the high-grade Silver Swan nickel deposit in Western Australia, the Telkkälä nickel deposit in Finland and a VMS deposit in Morocco. Geophysics played a crucial role in all these discoveries. Since 2004 Mr. Pietilä has held a number of senior positions with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), including Divisional Manager of Bedrock and Raw materials, as well as Regional Director of GTK’s Northern Finland Office. Most recently, he was Head of the Mineral Processing and Materials Research Unit of GTK, from which position he retired in 2018. Risto Pietilä was appointed Exploration Manager in 2018. He owns no shares in Arctic Minerals.
Peter Wulff graduated (M.Sc. in geology) from
Lennart Kvist holds a law degree from Uppsala University 1977 and has 8 years’ experience working as a lawyer at a law firm. He has during 1990-2012 held a number of positions in banking, risk management and compliance, including serving as Deputy CEO of former Föreningsbanken AB (publ). From 2012 Lennart Kvist had been working as a consultant in financial compliance. Lennart Kvist was appointed Corporate Secretary 2018. Lennart Kvist owns privately 10,000 shares and via Lennart Kvist Administration Consulting AB 10,000 shares in Arctic Minerals.