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Kaj Blomster

Chief Risk Officer, Head of Investment Operations, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, born 1962


Previous positions:

  • 2/2011 – 12/2014 Chief Risk Officer, Head of Middle Office, Varma  
  • 10/2008 – 1/2011 Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Evli Bank Plc
  • 1/2005 - 1/2011 Group Compliance Officer,  Evli Bank Plc
  • 11/2006 - 1/2011 Chairman of Evli-Group´s riskcommittee (CREDALCO), Evli Bank Plc 
  • 1/2005 – 10/2006 Member of Evli Group´s risk committee (CREDALCO),  Evli Bank Plc 
  • 7/2005 – 10/2008 Head of Compliance & Legal Department, Evli Bank Plc
  • 1/2005 – 1 /2011 Group Compliance Officer,  Evli Bank Plc
  • 6/2003 –  7/2005 Head of Custody and Client administration, Evli Bank Plc
  • 8/2000 –  5/2003 Partner, Execution – team,  Member of Management group, EVLI CORPORATE FINANCE Ltd
  • 5/1994 – 8/2000 Capital Markets- department, Head of Market Supervision, FINNISH FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
  • 1/1992 – 4/1994 Head of Sales & Trading, SP-MEKLARIT OY PANKKIIRLIIKE
  • 10/1991 – 12/1991 Deputy Head – Brokerage Department, SKOPBANK
  • 5/1991 – 12/1991 Head of Trading, SKOPBANK
  • 4/1989 –   4/1991 Head of Domestic equity derivatives, SKOPBANK   
  • 1/1988 –   3/1989 Team lead – Domestic equity derivatives desk, SKOPBANK
  • 6/1987 – 12/1987 Broker assistant, SKOPBANK

Other assignments:

  • 2011 – THE FINNISH PENSION ALLIANCE TELA, Different working groups - Solvency and Investments
  • 2011 – 2014 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND HEALTH, Solvency regulation for Pension insurance institutions. Working group member
  • 2009 - 2010 NORDIC SECURITIES ASSOCIATION, Board member
  • 2009 - 2010 FEDERATION OF FINNISH FINANCIAL SERVICES, Chairman – Securities Dealers Committee
  • 2007 - 2010 INVESTOR`S COMPENSATION FUND, Deputy Chairman of the Board
  • 2007 - 2009 EVLI ALEXANDER MANAGEMENT Ltd, Chairman of the Board, Evli Bank Plc´s and Alexander Group Ltd´s joint venture company. Incentive scheme management
  • 2007 – 2008 SECURITIES DEALERS ASSOCIATION, Board member

Education:

  • 1993 HANKEN, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, Helsinki Finland, Msc in Economics and Business administration, Finance
  • 1983 – 1986 HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Student, Civil Engineering

Professional training:

  • 2006 – 2008 EVLI ACADEMY, Leadership program
  • 2004  INTERNATIONAL SWAP AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION, ISDA Master and Equity Derivatives Seminars
  • 1999 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, CHICAGO, Training Seminar on Regulation of Derivative Products, Markets and Financial Intermediaries
  • 1996 H.M.  TREASURY, London, Regulatory Familiarisation Program
  • 1995 – 1996 BANK OF FINLAND, Leadership program
  • 1994 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, WASHINGTON D.C,  Program on Securities Enforcement and Market Oversight
  • 1991 – 1992 HELSINKI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND HELSINKI UNIVERSITY HOLDING LTD,  Executive Program in Financial Management
  • 1990 EUROMONEY INSTITUTE OF FINANCE, LONDON,  International capital markets training course

International workinggroups:

  • FORUM OF EUROPEAN SECURITIES COMMISSIONS
    1999 – 2000 European Public Offers working group
    1998 – 1999 Regulated markets working group
  • NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
    Prerequisite for an increased nordic and nordic baltic cooperation
    1998 – 1999 Corporation- and Disclosure- working group
    1995 – 2000 EU INFORMAL CONTACT GROUP ON LISTINGS