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Management Team

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.

Kari Kauniskangas
Chairman
President and CEO

Ilkka Salonen
CFO
Deputy to President and CEO

Teemu Helppolainen 
EVP, Housing Russia segment

Antti Inkilä     
EVP, Housing Finland and CEE segment

Harri Kailasalo, EVP, Infrastructure projects segment, YIT Corporation

Harri Kailasalo
EVP, Infrastructure projects segment

Juha Kostiainen, EVP, Urban Development, YIT Corporation

Juha Kostiainen
EVP, Urban Development

Esa Neuvonen, EVP, Business premises segment and Partnership properties segment, YIT Corporation

Esa Neuvonen
EVP, Business premises segment and Partnership properties segment

Juhani Nummi, EVP, Strategy and development, YIT Corporation

Juhani Nummi
EVP, Strategy and development, Integration

Pii Raulo, EVP, Human Resources, YIT Corporation

Pii Raulo
EVP, Human Resources

Heikki Vuorenmaa, EVP, Paving segment, YIT Corporation

Heikki Vuorenmaa
EVP, Paving segment

Compositions and tasks

Kari Kauniskangas
Chairman 

President and CEO

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

Primary work experience

YIT Corporation: President and CEO 2013-, Executive Vice President and deputy to the President and CEO, 2008–2013
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

Positions of trust

Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT, member of the Board, 2019–
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of Supervisory Board, 2018–
Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce: Member of the Board, 2015–
East Office of Finnish industries: Member of the Board, 2013–

Ilkka Salonen
CFO
Deputy to President and CEO

Born 1965
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Primary work experience

Lemminkäinen Corporation: CFO 2014–
Forest BtL, Director and Advisor to the Board of Directors 2013
Neste Oil, CFO 2009–2012
Pohjola Bank, CFO 2006–2008
Pohjola Group Oyj, CFO 2003–2005
Comptel Oyj, CFO & Deputy CEO 2001–2003; Corporate Planning Director, EVP 2000–2001
Handelsbanken, Analyst 1997–2000
Postipankki, Analyst 1994–1997

Positions of trust

Metsäliitto Cooperative, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee 2018–

Teemu Helppolainen

EVP, Housing Russia segment 

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

Primary work 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 

Positions of trust

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Antti Inkilä

EVP, Housing Finland and CEE segment

Born 1969, M.Sc. (Tech.)

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

Primary work experience

YIT Corporation: Head of the Housing Finland and CEE segment, 2015–
YIT Construction Ltd: The Head of the Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area unit, 2008–2014
The Head of Business Unit, Asuintalot Uusimaa, 2008
The Chief of Developer Contracting, Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area, 2006–2008
Production Manager, Apartment Houses Metropolitan Area, 2002–2006, Worked for YIT Construction Ltd since 1994

Positions of trust

Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT House Construction, Member of election Board

Harri Kailasalo

EVP, Infrastructure projects segment

Born 1969
M.Sc. (Eng.)

Primary work experience

Lemminkäinen Corporation: Executive Vice President, Infra Projects 2012–2018
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy, Senior Vice President of Business Operations 2011
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy, Senior Vice President, Civil Engineering 2009–2011
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy/ Lemcon Ltd., Civil Engineering, Construction Manager 2000–2009
Lemcon Ltd., Civil engineering, Production Manager 1998–2000

Positions of trust

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Member of the Supervisory Board  

Juha Kostiainen

EVP, 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 work experience

YIT Corporation: Senior Vice President, 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.

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-

 

Esa Neuvonen

EVP, Business premises segment and Partnership properties segment

born 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.)


Primary work experience

YIT Corporation: Chief Financial Officer, 2016-2018
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 administration 2003-2005.
Sonera Corporation: Vice President, Sales&Marketing, Finance and business support 2003-2005.


Positions of trust

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance company, deputy Board Member 2019–
Regenero Oy, Member of Board 2018-

Juhani Nummi

EVP, Strategy and development, Integration

born 1967, M.Sc. (Eng.)

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

Primary work experience

YIT Corporation: Senior Vice President, Business Development 2013–2018
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.

Positions of trust

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Pii Raulo

EVP, Human Resources


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

Primary work experience

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

Positions of trust

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Heikki Vuorenmaa
EVP, Paving

Born 1981
M.Sc. (Economics)

Primary work experience

Lemminkäinen Corporation: Executive Vice President, Paving 2017–2018
Lemminkäinen Corporation, SVP, Procurement, 2015–2017
Microsoft Mobile Ltd, Director, Phone sourcing 2014–2015
Nokia Corporation, Director, Product outsourcing 2012–2014
Nokia Corporation, Director, Operations & Supply chain 2008–2012
Metsä Group, Business Controller, Wood Products Industry 2005–2008

Positions of trust
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