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Management Board

Kari Kauniskangas
Chairman
President and CEO

Tero Kiviniemi
Vice Chairman
Executive Vice President Head of the Business Premises and Infrastructure segment

Teemu Helppolainen
Head of the Housing Russia segment

Antti Inkilä
Head of the Housing Finland and CEE segment

Juha Kostiainen
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Urban Development

Esa Neuvonen
Chief Financial Officer



Juhani Nummi
Senior Vice President, Business Development



Pii Raulo
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Kari Kauniskangas
Chairman 

President and CEO

born 1974, M.Sc. (Eng.), B.Sc. (Econ.)
In the Group's employ 1997-

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: President and CEO 2013-, Executive Vice President and deputy to the President and CEO, 20082013
YIT Construction Ltd: Managing Director, 2009–; Head of International Construction Services, 2008–2013; Business Premises, Head of Division, Senior vice president, 2005–2007; Worked for the YIT Construction Ltd in various positions between 1997–2005

Key positions of trust

Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce: Member of the Board, 2015–
East Office of Finnish industries: Member of the Board, 2013–

 

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Tero Kiviniemi

Executive Vice President

Head of the Business Premises and Infrastructure segment

born 1971, M.Sc. (Eng.), Executive MBA
In the Group's employ 1996–

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Executive Vice President, 2013–; Head of the Business Premises and Infrastructure segment, 2014–
YIT Construction Ltd: Head of YIT's Construction Services Finland segment, 2009–2013; Infra Services: Division Manager, 2008–2009, Structural engineering and regional Infra Services: Business Unit Manager, 2005–2008. Worked for YIT Construction in various positions between 1996–2005

Key positions of trust

Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT (CFCI), Election Committee: Chairman of the Board 2017–
The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation: Member of the Board 2017-
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Election Committee: Member of the Board 2017–
Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company: Member of the Board 2014–
Construction pool: Chairman, 2010–
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Member of body of representatives, 2010–

 

 

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Teemu Helppolainen

Head of the Housing Russia segment 

Born 1962, M.Sc. (Econ.)
In the Group's employ 2008–

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Head of the Housing Russia, 2015–
Head of business area Russia, 2014, International Construction Services, Senior Vice President, Moscow and Russian Regions, 2009–2014, Senior Vice President, Moscow Region, 2008–2009
Raisio Nutrition Ltd: Director, Russian and Ukrainian operations 2005–2008 

Key positions of trust

Association of European Businesses: Member of the Board, 2016–

 

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Antti Inkilä

Head of the Housing Finland and CEE segment

Born 1969, M.Sc. (Tech.)

In the Group's employ 1994–2001 and 2002–

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Head of the Housing Finland and CEE segment, 2015
YIT Construction Ltd: The Head of the Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area unit, 20082014
The Head of Business Unit, Asuintalot Uusimaa, 2008
The Chief of Developer Contracting, Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area, 20062008
Production Manager, Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area, 20022006, Worked for YIT Construction Ltd since 1994

Key positions of trust

Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, District of Metropolitan Area, Vice member of the Board 2012–

 

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Juha Kostiainen

Senior Vice President, Sustainable Urban Development

Born 1965, M.Sc. (Tech), D.Sc. (Adm.)
Adjunct professor of strategic urban development at the University of Tampere

In the Group's employ since 2012 and 2001-2008

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Senior Vice President, Sustainable Urban Development 2016–; Senior Vice President, Urban Development and Corporate Relations 2012–2016
Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra: Director responsible for communications and public affairs 2012; Programme Director, 2009–2011; Business Director, 2009.
YIT Corporation: Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Business Development, 2007-2008; Vice President, Business Development 2005–2007; Vice President, Corporate Planning 2003–2005.
YIT Construction Ltd: Development Manager, 2001–2003.
City of Tampere: Business Sector Manager, 1997–2001.

Key positions of trust

European International Contractors, Member of Board 2013–
Regenero Oy, Chairman of Board, 2016–
Tyrsky Consulting Oy, Member of Board, 2015–
Academy of Finland, New energy -programme , Member of Management Board 2014–
VTT - Technical Recearch Centre of Finland Ltd, Infrastructure and Public Services, Member of Advisory Board 2014–

 

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Esa Neuvonen

Chief Financial Officer

born 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.)


Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Chief Financial Officer, 2016-
Sato Corporation: Chief Financial Officer, 2009-2016.
TeliaSonera: Integrated Enterprise Services, Senior Vice President, Business Control and Development 2007-2008, TeliaSonera Finland, CFO/Vice President, Head of finance and business control, 2005-2006; CFO/Vice President, Head of finance and adminstration 2003-2005.
Sonera Corporation: Vice President, Sales&Marketing, Finance and business support 2003-2005.


Key positions of trust

Svenska handelsbanken (Pasila office), Member of the office board, 2013-Nordea Corporate Merchant banking, Member of the advisory counsel, 2010

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Juhani Nummi

Senior Vice President, Business Development

born 1967, M.Sc. (Eng.)

In the Group's employ 1998–2001 and 2003–

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation: Senior Vice President, Business Development 2013 –
YIT Construction Ltd: Senior Vice President, Business Development, Construction Services Finland, 2006–, Development Manager, 2003–2006.
Proha Oyj / Artemis Finland Oy: Product Manager, 2001–2003.

Key positions of trust
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Pii Raulo

Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Born 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.)
In the Group's employ 2004-

Primary working experience

YIT Corporation, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, 2011–
YIT Construction Services Finland, HR Director 2004–2011
McKinsey & Company, Manager of Administration 1997–2004

Key positions of trust

Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company: Member of the Supervisory Board 2014–

 

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Composition and tasks of the Management Board

President and CEO

The President and CEO attends to the day-today administration of the company in accordance with the instructions and regulations laid down by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors appoints and discharges the CEO and supervises his operation. It also decides on the CEO's salary and fees and other terms of service contract. The CEO ensures that the company's accounting is lawful and asset management is organised reliably. The President and CEO serves as the chairman of the Group's Management Board and as the chairman of the Boards of the Group's business segment parent companies.

Management Board

YIT Group’s Management Board is the highest operational decision-making body and is responsible for allocating resources to the business segments. The Group Management Board is also responsible for assessing the performance of the business segments.

The President and CEO and other members appointed by the Board of Directors make up the Group’s Management Board. The President and CEO appoints the Management Board’s secretary. The Group Management Board, which meets on a regular basis, approximately once a month, assists the Group CEO with operational planning and management and prepares matters that are to be processed by the Board of Directors. Among other duties, the Management Board formulates and co-ordinates the Group’s strategic and annual planning, supervises the implementation of plans and financial reporting and prepares significant investments, mergers and acquisitions. The development of the Group’s internal co-operation and promoting joint development projects are among the Management Board’s key duties. The President and CEO is responsible for the decisions made by the Management Board. The task of the members of the Management Board is to implement the decisions in their own areas of responsibility.

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