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YIT CORPORATION Stock Exchange release 21 December 2020 at 2.00 p.m.
Markku Moilanen has been appointed President and CEO of YIT Corporation
YIT's Board of Directors has appointed Markku Moilanen (59, Ph.D., tech.) as YIT Corporation's President and CEO. He shall take up his position determined at a later date, but latest by 1 July 2021.
Markku Moilanen is currently a member at Group Executive Board of Ramboll Group, where he has been responsible for Ramboll Group's businesses in the Nordics, UK and Americas since 2015. The turnover of his area of responsibility in 2019 was about EUR 1.6 billion and the number of employees was about 13,000. Before that, he was the Managing Director of Ramboll Finland Oy. Prior to Ramboll, he worked at Fortum Corporation, where he was responsible for Customer Service business.
“YIT's business is based on sustainable urban development. In addition to construction, the company emphasises the growth of property investments and services business in its strategy. Markku Moilanen's diverse, international experience and expertise give him an excellent starting point for implementing the company's strategy, improving profitability and developing operational business. We warmly welcome Markku Moilanen to the company”, says Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, Chairman of the Board of YIT.
“I am very happy to take over the role of President and CEO in a company with a strong value base and solid expertise as a developer of sustainable urban environments. It is a great opportunity to lead a company that has such a significant foothold in creating and building better living environments, especially in Finland but also in other operating countries. The construction industry is in a very interesting turning point in many ways, and I believe that together with skilled professionals and partners, we will be able to innovate and create added value for all our stakeholders”, says Markku Moilanen.
CV – Markku Moilanen:
Ph.D. of Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2009
Married, four adult children
Ramboll Group: Group Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Nordics, UK and Americas and Member of Group Executive Board (GEB) since 2015
Ramboll Finland Ltd: Managing Director 2007–2015
Fortum Corporation: Vice President, Customer Service 2001–2007
Positions of trust:
Technology Industries of Finland: Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Board's Executive Committee 2015–2020
Eltel AB: Member of the Board of Directors 2017–2020
The Finnish Association of Consulting Firms SKOL: Chairman of the Board, 2015–2018
EQT Partners: Industrial Advisor since 2019
For further information, please contact:
Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, YIT Corporation
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Vice President, Investor Relations
Distribution: NASDAQ Helsinki, key media, www.yitgroup.com
YIT is the largest Finnish and a significant North European construction company and urban developer. We develop and build apartments and living services, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction. Together with our customers, our nearly 8,000 professionals are creating more functional, attractive and sustainable cities and environments. We work in 10 countries: Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Our revenue in 2019 was approximately EUR 3.4 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy. www.yitgroup.com