Management Team

Management team 2018

Tero Kiviniemi, born 1971

President and CEO 1 Jul 2018-
Chair and Member of Management Team 1 Jul 2018-

M.Sc. (Eng.), Executive MBA
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

Key work experience
YIT Corporation: Executive Vice President, 2013–30 Jun 2018;
Head of the Business Premises and Infrastructure segment, 2013–30 Jun 2018
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
Ilmarinen: Member of the Board 2018-
The Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation: Member of the Board 2017-
Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT (CFCI), Chair of the Election Committee 2017–2018
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Member of the Election Committee 2017–2018
Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company: Chair of the Board 2014–2017
Construction pool: Chairman, 2010–2018
 


Minna Heinonen, born 1967

Executive Vice President, Business Support and Development 1 April 2019–
Member of Management Team 2011–

LL.M.
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Southern Finland 2015–31 March 2019
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Special Construction 2013-2014
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Rock 2011–2012
Destia Ltd: Unit Director, Aggregates 2009–2010
Destia Ltd: Legal Counsel 2008
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Legal Counsel 2001–2007

Key positions of trust
The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT (CFCI): Member of the Board 2018-


Pasi Kailasalo, born 1971

Executive Vice President, Roads Services 1 April 2019–
Member of Management Team 2011–

M.Sc. (Eng.); MEng.

Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Eastern Finland 2011–31 March 2019
Destia Ltd: Project Manager, Infra Construction, Eastern Finland 2008–2010
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Project Manager, RES / Special Construction 2004–2008
Elisa Oyj / Oy Radiolinja Ab: Manager 2001–2004
Rakennus Oy Lemminkäinen: Site Manager 1994–2001


Jouni Karjalainen, born 1964

Acting Executive Vice President, Construction Technology Services 1 April 2019-
Member of Management Team since 2009–2015, 1 April 2019-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Project Development 2016-31 March 2019
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Southern Finland since 2011–2015
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Rocks 2009-2010
The Finnish Road Enterprise / Destia Ltd: Director, Railway and Rock Engineering Service Unit 2007–2008
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Director, Earthworks and Rock Engineering Service Unit 2005–2007
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Director, Earthworks Service Unit 2001–2004
YIT Oyj: Project Manager 1994–2000


Sanna Karvonen, born 1977

CFO 10 Oct 2018-
Member of Management Team 10 Oct 2018-

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience
YIT Oyj: Director, Finance, Infrastructure 2018
YIT Oyj: Director, Finance, Business Premises and infrastructure 2016-2018
ABB Oy: Local Product Group Controller, Large Motors and Generators 2016-2016
ABB Oy: Business Controller, Local Product Group Generators Finland and Synchronous Machines 2012-2016
ABB Oy: Business Controller, Wind Power Generators 2007-2009
ABB Oy: Various positions in Finance and Business Control at ABB during 2002-2007


Mikko Mäkelä born 1971

Executive Vice President, Railway Services 1 April 2019-
Member of Management Team 1 April 2019-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Managing Director, Railway business 2016- 31 March 2019
Destia Ltd: Tender Manager/Project Director, Railway business 2011-2015
Destia Ltd: Unit Director, infra construction, Southern Finland 2010
Destia Ltd: Production Director, 2008-2009
Various different positions in infrastructure construction at Destia and its predecessors 1997-2008


Jouko Korhonen, born 1960

Regional Shop Steward and Health and Safety Representative for Northern Finland, Eastern Finland 2010–
Personnel Representative in the Management Team 2008–30.6.2011, 2014–2015, 2017-

Secondary School

Key work experience
Destia Ltd / The Finnish Road Enterprise: Regional Shop Steward for Infra Maintenance and Infra Construction 2007–2010 The Finnish Road Enterprise / The Finnish National Road Administration (Production): full-time Regional Shop Steward
for the Northern Finland region 1998–2006
The Finnish National Road Administration: worked in transportation 1981–1998


Annina Peisa, born 1976

Executive Vice President, Earth and Rock Services 1 April 2019 -
Member of Management Team 2 Jan 2018-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key work experience
Executive Vice President, Special Construction, 2018 -31  March 2019
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy: Vice President 2016-2017
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy: Construction Manager 2011-2015
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy: Project Manager 2007-2011
Lemcon Oy Infra: Project engineer 2001-2007

Key positions of trust
Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL), Vice Chairman of the Board 2017-2019
Finnish Geotechnical Society, Chairman of the Communications committee 2011-2013
Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL), Chairman of the ground-, earth and rock construction technical group 2014-2015


Taru Salo, born 1980

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, 2016-
Member of Management Team 2016-

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience
Helvar: Global HR Manager, 2014-2016
Componenta: Group HRD Manager, 2012-2014
Componenta: HR Manager, Finland, 2011
Gigantti: HR Coordinator, 2007-2011

Key positions of trust
Palta: Member of Labour Market Committee 2017-
Technology Industries of Finland: Member of the Labour working group 2016


Seppo Ylitapio, born 1973

Executive Vice President, Maintenance Services 1 April 2019-
Member of Management Team 2011–

MEng.

Key work experience
Executive Vice President, Northern Finland 2013– 31 March 2019
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Western Finland and Cap of the North 2012
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, Western Finland 2011
Destia Ltd: Unit Director, Infra Maintenance, Northern Finland 2008–2010
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Manager, Winter Maintenance Management Centre / Operations Planner 2007–2008
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Senior Advisor, Winter Maintenance Management Centre / Site Manager 2005–2007
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Project Manager, Consulting Services, Geo Survey Services 2001–2005