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Management Team

Kari Kauniskangas
Chairman
President and CEO

Ilkka Salonen
CFO
Deputy to President and CEO



Jan Gustafsson

EVP, Strategy and development

Teemu Helppolainen 
EVP, Housing Russia segment

Antti Inkilä     
EVP, Housing Finland and CEE segment



Harri Kailasalo
EVP, Infrastructure projects segment

Juha Kostiainen
EVP, Urban Development

Esa Neuvonen
EVP, Business premises segment and Partnership properties segment

Juhani Nummi
EVP, Integration



Pii Raulo
EVP, Human Resources



Heikki Vuorenmaa

EVP, Paving segment

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, 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

Positions of trust

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–

 

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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–
Parmaco Oy, Member of the Board of Directors 2013–

Jan Gustafsson

EVP, Strategy and Business Development

Born 1974
Master of Laws

Primary work experience

Lemminkäinen Corporation: Executive Vice President, HR 2016–2018
Paroc Group, SVP, business unit Building Insulation 2015–2016
Paroc Group, SVP, Human Resources 2010–2015
Paroc Group, EVP, Building Insulation division 2008–2010
Paroc Group, EVP, Technical Insulation division 2004–2008
Paroc Group, Export Director, Technical Insulation 2002–2004
Paroc Group, legal counsel 1999–2002

Positions of trust
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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

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

 

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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, 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

Positions of trust

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

 

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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

The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries CFCI, Chairman of the Board 2017
Confederation
of Finnish Industries (EK), Member of the Board 2017–
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Chairman of the Supervisory Board 2014– 

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, 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.

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–

 

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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 adminstration 2003-2005.
Sonera Corporation: Vice President, Sales&Marketing, Finance and business support 2003-2005.


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

EVP, 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 –
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

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

 

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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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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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