Change in the YIT Management Team: Jennie Stenbom appointed EVP, Human Resources at YIT

YIT Corporation Stock Exchange Release 16 May 2023 at 8:15 a.m.

Jennie Stenbom
Jennie Stenbom

Change in the YIT Management Team: Jennie Stenbom appointed EVP, Human Resources at YIT

YIT Corporation has appointed Jennie Stenbom (M. Ed., eMBA) as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Group Management Team. She will start in her position in November 2023, at the latest. Tanja Kauhajärvi, Vice President, Employment Relations and Services, has been appointed as interim EVP of HR and member of the Management Team, starting on 16 May 2023. YIT’s current EVP, Human Resources Katja Ahlstedt has decided to leave the company. Her last day at YIT is 16 May 2023.

Jennie Stenbom has strong experience in building and developing business driven HR functions in Finland and the neighbouring countries, and diverse expertise in change management. She works currently as Senior Vice President, HR in SOK business units. Jennie has previously worked as Senior Vice President, People and Culture, HR in Kesko, Building and technical trade division as well as Chief People Officer and member of the management team in Kamux Corporation.

”Engaged and skilled personnel is the foundation of everything we do. I believe that Jennie’s strategic expertise, strong execution capabilities and value-based leadership will support us as YIT goes through its transformation and builds its long-term success. I warmly welcome Jennie to join YIT,” said Heikki Vuorenmaa, President and CEO, YIT Corporation.

”I would like to thank Katja Ahlstedt for her time at YIT and for the significant contribution to YIT’s transformation journey. I wish her all the best for the future,” said Heikki Vuorenmaa.  

CV Jennie Stenbom

Born 1975
Master of Science in Education, eMBA

Work experience:

SOK business units, Senior Vice President, HR, 2019–
Kamux Corporation, Chief People Officer, 2018–2019
Kesko Corporation, Building and technical trade division, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, HR, 2014–2018
Kesko Corporation, various roles in human resources, 2008–2013  
Orion Corporation, various roles in human resources, 2001–2008

For further information: 

Maija Taimi, SVP, Communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 50 487 1561,

YIT Corporation 

Tuomas Mäkipeska

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YIT is the largest Finnish and a significant North European development and construction company. We develop and build sustainable living environments: functional homes, future-proof public and commercial buildings, infrastructure for smooth mobility, and renewable energy solutions to benefit the climate. We employ around 5,000 professionals in nine countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Our revenue in 2022 was EUR 2.4 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more: