Castrén & Snellman partnered with the 2024 Bourse Gala

Castrén & Snellman is a partner of the 2024 Bourse Gala. The Bourse Gala celebrates Finnish ownership, the best practices in the securities market and the excellent work of domestic listed companies.

C&S Partner Thomas Landell, specialised in capital markets, presented the award for the Chairman of the Board 2023 to Annika Paasikivi, Chair of Uponor’s Board of Directors. A total of seven awards were presented at the Gala.

‘Helping Boards of Directors to succeed and thrive is a regular part of our work. We know that the Chair of a Board needs to have stellar skills, a strategic eye and steely nerves. The Chair must be able to navigate unexpected twists and turns both in the market and the company’s operations. Takeover bids for the company are among the surprises a Chair might face, and we have seen many of these in the Helsinki Stock Exchange in recent years,’ says Thomas Landell.

Annika Paasikivi, who received the award for the best Chairman of the Board, has created significant value to Uponor’s shareholders in the midst of a bidding process in her role as the Chair of the Board.

The jury justified its decision as follows: ‘Paasikivi has acted for the benefit of all shareholders in an excellent way. The role of the Board is decisive particularly in situations of discontinuity, such as takeover bids.’

For more information, see the announcement on the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion’s website (in Finnish).