Management Team

Management team 2017

Arto Pohjonen, born 1961
Interim President and CEO 7 Aug 2017-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key working experience
Lujatalo Oy: Managing Director, 2011–15 Mar 2017
ARE Oy: Business Area Director, Renovation Services, 2010–2011
YIT Oyj: VP, Property Development, 2007–2010; VP, Regional Director, South-West Finland, 2004–2007; Marketing Team Manager & Property Development Manager, Greater Helsinki Area, 2001–2004
Quattrogemini International Oy: Marketing Manager Moscow Area, 1998–2001
Teräselementti Oy: Export Manager, Sweden and Russia, 1994–1998
Teräsbetoni Oy: Project Manager, Export, 1990–1994

Key positions of trust
Destia Group Ltd: Member of the Board 7 Mar 2017-
Kontiotuote Oy: Chairman of the Board 2014-, Board Member 2012-2014
Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries (RT): Member of Housing Committee 2011- and Representative Board 2012-
Helsinki Chamber of Commerce: Member of Regional and Housing Committee 2015-
Directors Institute of Finland DIF ry: member 2013-

 


Heidi Erha born 1981

Executive Vice President, Consulting Services 2016-
Executive Vice President, Business Development and Operational Excellence 2015-
Member of Management Team 2016-
Process Owner, Customer Process, 2015-

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Development Manager, Customer Process and Strategic Planning 2014
Destia Ltd: Development Manager, Sales support 2008–2013
VTT: Business Developer 2006–2008
Mercantile Ltd.: Marketing coordinator 2005–2006


Minna Heinonen born 1967

Executive Vice President, Southern Finland 2015–
Member of Management Team 2011–

LL.M.
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

Key work experience
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


Pasi Kailasalo born 1971

Executive Vice President, Eastern Finland 2011–
Member of Management Team 2011–
Process Owner, Construction Services 2013–

M.Sc. (Eng.); MEng.
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

Key work experience
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


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, since 2014–2015, 2017-

Secondary School

Key working 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


Aki Markkola born 1966

General Counsel since 2010
Member of Management Team 2010–2012, 2016-
Member of Extended Management Team / Development Team 2013–2015

LL.M.

Key work experience
EADS Secure Networks Oy: Senior Legal Counsel 2006–2010
Raisio Plc: Legal Counsel 2001–2006
Wärtsilä Finland Oy: Legal Counsel 2000–2001
Finnish Defence Forces: Legal Advisor 1998–2000
Kemijoki Oy: Legal Affairs 1992–1997


Taru Salo born 1980

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, 28th Nov 2016-
Member of Management Team 28th Nov 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


Pirkko Salminen born 1957

CFO since 2008–
Member of Management Team 2007–

M.Sc. (Econ.)

Key work experience
The Finnish Road Enterprise: CFO 2007
Gutta Oy: Manager 2006–2007
Citycon Oyj: CFO 2003–2005
Stockmann plc: Treasurer 1995–2003
Ahlcorp Oy: Treasurer Manager 1992–1995

Key positions of trust
Finavia Oyj: Member of the Board and Chairman of Audit Committee since 2012–16th of Dec 2015


Marko Vasenius born 1972

Executive Vice President, Western Finland 2013–
Member of Management Team 2011–

MEng.

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Executive Vice President, South Western Finland 2011–2012
Destia Ltd: Unit Director, Infra Maintenance, Southern Finland 2008–2010
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Unit Manager, Häme 2005–2008
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Controller, Southern Finland 2002–2005
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Operations Planner, Tampere Unit 2001–2002
The Finnish Road Enterprise: Engineer, Tampere Unit 1998–2001


Seppo Ylitapio born 1973

Executive Vice President, Northern Finland 2013–
Member of Management Team 2011–
Process Owner, Maintenance Services 2013–

MEng.

Key work experience
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