Management Team

Management team 2018

Arto Pohjonen picture

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

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key working experience
Destia Group Plc: Acting President and CEO 7 Aug 2017-
Lujatalo Oy: Managing Director, 2011–2017
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 Plc: Member of the Board 2017-
Kontiotuote Oy: Chairman of the Board 2014-2017,Board Member 2012-
Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries (RT): Member of the Economic group 2017-

 


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

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


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, 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


Annina Peisa, born 1976

Executive Vice President, Special Construction, 2 Jan 2018 -
Member of Management Team 2 Jan 2018-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key work experience
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


Arto Ruotsalainen, born 1973

Executive Vice President, Consulting Services 22 Dec 2017-
Member of Management team 22 Dec 2017-

M.Sc. (Geo.)

Key work experience
Destia Oy: Head of Department, traffic and environmental design 2016-2017
Ramboll Finland Oy: Head of Department, Senior consult 2014-2016
Pöyry Finland Oy: Unit Manager 2011-2014
Pöyry Finland Oy: Vice President, Urban and regional planning 2009-2011
Pöyry Environment Oy: Consultant 2001-2009
Nordregio (Stokcholm, Sweden): Reserch Fellow 2003-2005


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


Olli Valtonen, born 1978

Acting CFO 19 Oct 2017-
Member of Management Team 19 Oct 2017-

M.Sc. (Eng.)

Key work experience
Destia Ltd: Director, Finance 11/2016-06/2017
Ahlström konsernipalvelut Oy: CEO 2013-2016
AR Packaging Group: Chief controller 2012-2013
Ahlström Capital Oy: Director, Group Control and Services 2009-
Iittala Group Ltd: Business controller 2006-2009
Patria Vehicles Oy: Business Development Engineer 2004-2006


Marko Vasenius, born 1972

Executive Vice President, Western Finland 2013–
Process owner, Customer Process 22 Dec 2017-
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