Anso Thire Appointed CEO of Euroclear Finland
The Board of Euroclear Finland has appointed Anso Thiré as chief executive officer (CEO) and Hanna Vainio as deputy CEO of the Finnish central securities depository (CSD), Euroclear Finland. The appointments are effective immediately. The necessary approvals have been obtained from The Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) of Finland.
Thiré will also serve as chairman of the executive management group of Euroclear Finland, while continuing in his role as CEO of Euroclear Sweden, a position he assumed in November 2008 upon Euroclear’s acquisition of the Finnish and Swedish CSDs. He was also responsible for the integration of Euroclear Finland and Euroclear Sweden into the Euroclear group. Thiré replaces Seppo Rantanen, who stepped down from the role CEO of Euroclear Finland in January 2011. Previously, Thiré was managing director and head of the Global Capital Markets division at Euroclear in Brussels. He joined the company in 1985 and has held senior positions in finance, commercial, strategy and public affairs over the years.
Hanna Vainio, currently head of product management for Euroclear Finland and Euroclear Sweden, is a member of the executive management group of the two CSDs. Vainio replaces Jouni Leinonen as deputy CEO of Euroclear Finland, who will retain a key role at Euroclear Finland in leading discussions with regulators on critical legal and public affairs issues.