Juuso Hietanen appointed CEO of Lehto Group Plc

Lehto Group Plc
13 August 2020, 8:15 am
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Juuso Hietanen (43), M.Sc. will take up the position of Lehto Group Plc’s CEO at the latest in a year. The current CEO Hannu Lehto will continue in a key role in the company with responsibility for development and innovation.

“I have worked for 35 years in various positions since the establishment of the company. I have been the company’s founder, principal owner and CEO. In recent years, we have grown strongly, but the last two years have been challenging due to consequences of growth. As the company’s situation stabilises, it will be time to find new energy for Lehto’s next stage of development. My skills and passion relate to reforming construction, especially modular wooden construction. From next year, I will be focussing on that full time in the company,” says CEO Hannu Lehto.

Juuso Hietanen will come to Lehto from the position of Managing Director of Bonava Finland. Prior to that, he held management positions in housing production at NCC since 2004 in Finland, Russia and the Baltic countries. Juuso Hietanen has a master’s degree in engineering.

“Lehto Group is a growing company that is reforming the construction industry. I see the company’s strategy as an excellent response to the changing trends in construction and to the change in demand. My own experience of the international construction market will also strengthen Lehto’s internationalisation opportunities,” says Juuso Hietanen.

“The recent appointments bring strength to the implementation of the company’s good and distinctive strategy. Hannu Lehto is a visionary in the development of the construction industry, and we want to strengthen his role in this task. For the role of CEO, we sought solid experience in managing the industry and international expertise. Juuso Hietanen is a dynamic and result-oriented director with strong evidence of growing and reforming business operations both in Finland and abroad,” says Chairman of the Board Seppo Laine, explaining the change of CEO.

Requests for interviews with CEO Hannu Lehto and Chairman of the Board Seppo Laine:

Teija Kettunen, Communications Director, Lehto Group, tel. +358 40 771 6510, viestinta@lehto.fi