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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supervises and controls the management and operations of the company. The duty of the Board is to promote the interests of all shareholders and the Group by seeing to the administration and the proper organisation of the operations.

Composition and tasks

Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, Chairman, YIT Corporation

Harri Pekka Kaukonen

Chairman

Born 1963, Ph.D., Computational material physics,
M.Sc. (Eng., Technical Physics)
Citizenship: Finnish

Chairman of the Board 2018–
Chairman of the Personnel Committee 2018–
Member of the Investment and Project Committee 2019–

Independent of the Company and its major shareholders.

Primary work experience

Sanoma Corporation, President and CEO 2011–2015
Oy Karl Fazer Ab, various executive positions 2003–2011
McKinsey & Company, partner 1999–2003

Positions of trust

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Member of the Board
Esperi Care Holding Oy, Chairman of the Board
Lindström Oy, Chairman of the Board
Tieto Oyj, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee 
Suomen Vaka-palvelut II Oy (Touhula varhaiskasvatus), Chairman of the Board
Suomen Asuntoneuvoja Oy, Chairman of the Board

Eero Heliövaara

Vice Chairman

born 1956, M.Sc. Engineering, M.Sc. Economics
Citizenship: Finnish

Member of the Board 2018−
Chairman of the Investment and Project Committee 2019–
Member of the Personnel Committee 2019–

Independent of the Company and its major shareholders

Primary work experience

Director General, Prime Minister´s Office, Ownership Steering Department, 2013–2017
Board Professional and Angel Investor, 2010–2012
SRV Group Plc, President and CEO, 2006–2009
Pohjola Group Plc, President and CEO, 2001–2005
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Executive vice President and CIO, 1998–2001

Positions of trust

CapMan Oyj, Member of the Board
Saastamoinen Foundation, Member of the Board
DIF - Directors' Institute Finland, Member of the Board
Lympha Touch Oy, Member of the Board
Foundation of the Finnish Cancer Institute , Vice chairman of the Board

Alexander Ehrnrooth

Member

Born 1974, M.Sc.(Econ.), MBA
Current position: President and CEO of Virala Corporation
Citizenship: Finnish

Member of the Board 2019–
Member of the Audit Committee 2019–
Member of the Investment and Project Committee 2019–

Independent of  the Company and dependent on significant shareholders

Previous positions

Wärtsilä Corporation, Member of the Board 2010‒2015
Munksjö Corporation, Member of the Board 2014‒2017
Ahlstrom Corporation, Member of the Board 2015‒2017 (company mergered with Munksjö Corporation on April 1, 2017)
Fiskars Corporation, Member of the Board 2000‒2018

Positions of trust

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Corporation, Member of the Board
Aleba Corporation, Chairman of the Board
Belgrano Inversiones Oy, Chairman of the Board

Frank Hyldmar

Member

Born 1961, M.Sc.(Econ.)
Current position: CEO of Techem GmbH
Citizenship: Danish

Member of the Board 2019–
Member of the Audit Committee 2019–

Independent of the Company and its major shareholders

Previous positions

Elster SE, London, Brussels, Raleigh, Mainz, CEO Electricity and Smart Grid business division 2006 – 2015
DHL Brüssels and Bonn, Executive Director Global Marketing and Sales 2000 –2006

Positions of trust

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Olli-Petteri Lehtinen

Member

born 1960, Master of Economics
Citizenship: Finnish

Member of the Board 2018–
Chairman of the Audit Committee 2019–

Independent of YIT Corporation and its major shareholders

Primary work experience

Nordea Bank Concern: Director of various positions in Finland and Nordic countries 2001–2017
Vectia Ltd, senior partner and co-Owner 2000–2001

Positions of trust

Korkia Oy, Member of the Board 2019–
Are Oy, Member of the Board 2019–

Kristina Pentti-von Walzel

Member

Born 1978, M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Pol.Sc.)
Current position: Laponie Oy, CEO and Chairman
Citizenship: Finnish

Member of the Board 2018‒
Member of the Audit Committee 2018‒

Independent of the Company and its major shareholders. 

Primary work experience

Libera, Director 2013‒2015
Hanken School of Economics, Campaign Director/fundraising 2008–2011
Work experience placements in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
as well as in various positions in personnel management and the financial
services industry for companies such as Mandatum Stockbrokers Ltd and
Fortum Corporation 1999–2006

Positions of trust

Foundation for Economic Education, Member of the Board
CMI Crisis Management Initiative, Member of the Board.

 

Barbara Topolska

Member

MBA
Current position: CPI Property Group, Poland, General Director
Citizenship: Polish

Member of the Board 2019‒
Member of the Investment and Project Committee 2019‒

Independent of the Company and its major shareholders

Primary work experience

Multi Poland, Managing Director CEE, 2016−2018
Neinver SA, Madrid, Chief Operations Officer 2012− ; General Director, Poland, France and Germany 2008−2012; General Director, Neinver Poland 2003−2008

Positions of trust

International Council of Shopping Centres, Member
ICSC Global Awards, Jury Member

Tiina Tuomela

Member

born 1966, MSc (Eng), MBA
Current position: Executive Vice President of Fortum, Generation Division
Citizenship: Finnish  

Member of the Board 2017−
Member of the Personnel Committee 2018−

Independent of YIT Corporation and its major shareholders.

Previous positions

Fortum Corporation, Executive Vice President, Nuclear and Thermal Power
Division 2014–2016
Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Vice President, Finance in Power Division 2009–
2014
Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Vice President, Business Control and Support,
Generation 2005–2009
Fortum, several managerial positions (business control, investments, strategy)
1990–2005

Positions of trust

Finnish Energy, Member of the Board 2018–
Kemijoki Oy, Vice Chairman of the Board 2017–
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, Member of the Board 2010–
Member of the Board of several companies of the Fortum Corporation

 

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