Management Team

Management team 2017

Arto Pohjonen, born 1961
Acting 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, 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, 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 

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


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