CEO and Group Management

The CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Company in accordance with the Companies Act and the instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors. The CEO is responsible for ensuring that the Company’s accounting practices are in compliance with the law and that the financial matters are organised in a reliable manner. The CEO has a duty to provide the Board of Directors with any information that they may need in order to see to its duties.

The CEO is supported by the Lehto Group’s executive board which supports the CEO in duties falling within the CEO´s authorization, as well as their implementation and monitoring, particularly as regards business development, financing, asset management, internal control and risk management.

Juuso Hietanen

Juuso Hietanen, born 1977, has been the Company’s CEO from May 2021. Hietanen was Bonava Finland’s CEO prior to joining the Company. Prior to that, he held management positions in housing production at NCC since 2004 in Finland, Russia, and the Baltic countries. Juuso Hietanen holds the degree of M.Sc. (Eng.).

Veli-Pekka Paloranta

Veli-Pekka Paloranta, born 1972, has been the Chief Financial Officer in Lehto since November 2015. In 2000– 2015, he has worked in the JOT Automation and Elektrobit groups. During 2010-2015 he was the CFO of Bittium Plc (former Elektrobit Plc) and since 2020 he has acted as the Member of the Board of Directors and the Member of the Audit Committee in Bittium Plc. Paloranta holds the degree of M. of Sc. (Econ.).

Matti Koskela

Matti Koskela, s.1966, has acted as EVP, Business Premises since beginning of year 2022. Since 1994, he has worked as a foreman and responsible foreman and as a work manager in construction site production. Since 2001, he has worked in the management positions of residential and office construction and renovation construction as unit manager, business group manager and division manager for a construction company YIT. Koskela holds the degree of Civil engineer.

Tero Karislahti

Tero Karislahti, s.1983, has acted as EVP Housing since June 2022. Karislahti has 18 years of work experience in various positions at the construction group YIT. Since 2015, Karislahti has worked in management positions in housing construction, including as regional director. Karislahti holds the degree of M.Sc. (Eng.).

Timo Reiniluoto

Timo Reiniluoto, born 1966, served from November 2014 to May 2017 as CEO of Lehto’s subsidiary Rakennusliike Lehto Oy. From the beginning of March 2017, he has acted as EVP, Business Support Services at Lehto Group. He has 30 years’ experience in various tasks in the construction sector, including as EVP and Head of Commercial Construction Southern Finland at Skanska. He also has ten years’ work experience in Russia. In addition, Reiniluoto served as Board member of Oy Lautex Ab in 2006–2013. Reiniluoto holds the degrees of M.Sc. (Eng.) and Hanken MBA (Real Estate Finance).

Jani Pentti

Jani Pentti, born 1974 has served as Vice President, Human resources since summer 2022 and past 3 years as a human resources manager. He has about 15 years of human resource management experience in the construction industry, including the construction company Lemminkäinen and Lehto. Pentti holds the bachelor’s degree of Community Educator.

Jukka Haapalainen

Jukka Haapalainen, born 1975, has been employed by Lehto since 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in versatile and demanding industrial development and management roles. Most recently he has worked for Nestor Cables Oy and Eastman Chemical Company. Haapalainen holds the degree of M.Sc. (Eng.).