Personnel, management and administration

At the end of 2011 the number of Group employees totalled 1,175, which shows a decrease of 383 employees or 24.6 per cent from the end of the previous year (1,558). The number of employees averaged 1,453, which is a decrease of 55 employees or 3.6 per cent from the 2010 average (1,508).

Cumulative employee turnover was 16.0 per cent in 2011 (8.5 per cent).

Employee indicators:

  2011 2010 2009
Average number of personnel  1,453 1,508 1,387
Wages and salaries 68,564  65,172 59,907

Employees by segment, year-end 2011:

Enterprise Solutions 68%
Mobile Solutions 28%
Administration and management 4%

As of the end of the year, 161 (196) employees were working outside Finland. The overseas decrease in the number of employees was mostly due to reductions made in Chengdu, China in response to lower customer demand.

The Digia Plc Annual General Meeting of 16 March 2011 re-elected Robert Ingman, Kari Karvinen, Pertti Kyttälä, Martti Mehtälä, Pekka Sivonen, Tommi Uhari, and Marjatta Virtanen as members of the Board. At the organisational meeting of the Board, Kyttälä was elected Chairman of the Board and Mehtälä as Vice Chairman.

Juha Varelius has been Digia Plc’s President and CEO since 1 January 2008.

In 2011, Digia’s Board of Directors had three committees: the Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nomination Committee.

Digia's Compensation Committee's task is to prepare and follow management remuneration schemes in order to ensure that the company's targets are met, that the objectivity of decision-making is maintained, and that the schemes are transparent and systematic. The members of the Compensation Committee in 2011 were Martti Mehtälä (Chairman), Pekka Sivonen and Tommi Uhari. The Committee convened four times in 2011. Board members’ meeting attendance rate averaging 92 per cent.

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in ensuring that the company's financial reporting, accounting methods, financial statements and other financial information provided by the company are in accordance with the law, balanced, transparent and clear. In 2011 the Audit Committee was made up of Pertti Kyttälä (Chairman), Kari Karvinen and Marjatta Virtanen. The committee convened four times in 2010, with full attendance.

The Nomination Committee will prepare proposals for the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders concerning (a) the number of members of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the remuneration for the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the Board of Directors and (d) the remuneration for the Chairman and members of the committees of the Board of Directors. In 2011, the Nomination Committee comprised Pekka Sivonen (Chairman), Kari Karvinen and Robert Ingman until 9 December, and from 9 December 2011, Robert Ingman (Chairman), Kari Karvinen and Pertti Kyttälä. The Nomination Committee convened once with full attendance.

Ernst & Young Oy, authorised public accountants, are the Group’s auditors, with Authorised Public Accountant Heikki Ilkka as the principal auditor.

Digia adheres to the Governance Code for Listed Finnish Companies, issued by the Finnish Securities Market Association and entered into force on 1 October 2010. Digia’s corporate governance system is based on the Companies Act, the Securities Markets Act, general corporate governance recommendations, and the company’s Articles of Association and in-company rules and regulations on corporate governance. The Governance Code and a separate review of the group's corporate governance and management system made for this annual report can be seen at