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President and CEO of Destia to change

07.08.2017 09:30:00

Destia’s President and CEO Hannu Leinonen and the Board of Directors of Destia have agreed that Hannu Leinonen will leave his position in Destia on 7 August 2017. Leinonen has acted as the President and CEO of Destia for the past eight years.

”On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to thank Hannu Leinonen for his long-term contribution and commitment to Destia. Hannu Leinonen has successfully led a long transition phase in Destia as the company changed from a former state company to a private one,” says Arto Räty, Chairman of Destia’s Board of Directors.

”We believe in the development of Destia’s profitability and competitiveness, and we are committed to sustainable long-term ownership of the company,” tells Hans Sohlström, President and CEO of Ahlström Capital and Vice Chairman of Destia’s Board of Directors.

Destia’s Board of Directors has appointed Arto Pohjonen, member of the company’s Boad of Directors, as the interim President and CEO of Destia effective 7 August 2017. Arto Pohjonen is the former Managing Director of Lujatalo Oy and has previously held executive positions e.g. in YIT.

The appointment of new the President and CEO will be communicated later in the autumn.

Further information:

Arto Räty, Chairman of Destia’s Board of Directors
Hans Sohlström, President and CEO of Ahlström Capital, Vice Chairman of Destia’s Board of Directors

Requests for interviews kindly via Destia’s Communications Head of Communications Johanna Otranen, tel. +358 40 641 5810, johanna.otranen@destia.fi

Destia is Finland’s largest infrastructure company that designs, builds and maintains traffic routes, railways and traffic and industrial environments, as well as complete living environments. In 2016 the company’s revenue was over MEUR 490. Destia is owned by family-owned investment company Ahlström Capital. Destia has around 1,500 experts in different fields who create advanced solutions that promote safe and smooth traffic and, piece by piece, make the surrounding world more functional. Destia creates a functional Finland so that the builders of the future have a strong foundation and the roads are open to wherever they want to go. www.destia.fi/en

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