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


b. 1977, Finnish citizen
Master of Science

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.


Veli-Pekka Paloranta

Chief Financial Officer

b. 1972, Finnish citizen
Master of Science in Economics

Veli-Pekka Paloranta has been the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2015. In 2010–2015, he was the CFO of Bittium Oyj (former Elektrobit Oyj), in addition to which he has served as Chairman of the Board of several subsidiaries of Elektrobit Group.

Positions of trust

Member of the Board of Bittium Corporation
Arkkitehtitoimisto Jorma Paloranta Oy, Chairman of the board.


Matti Koskela

EVP, Business Premises
b. 1966, Finnish citizen
Civil engineer

Matti Koskela is a very experienced leader in the construction industry. He has had an upward career since 1985, first as foreman, after which he has served as unit manager, business group manager and division manager for the construction company YIT.


Tero Karislahti

EVP, Housing
b. 1983, Finnish citizen
Master of Science

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.


Timo Reiniluoto

EVP, Business Support Services
b. 1966, Finnish Citizen
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Hanken MBA in Real Estate Financing

Timo Reiniluoto has served since 2014-2017 as CEO of Lehto’s subsidiary Rakennusliike Lehto Oy. He has 30 years’ experince in various tasks in building sector, for example as EVP and SVP for Skanska. He has also ten years’ working experince from Russia. In addition to these Reiniluoto acted as board member of Oy Lautex Ab during the years 2006 – 2013.


Jani Pentti

Vice President, Human Resources
b. 1974, Finnish Citizen

Jani Pentti has about 15 years of human resource management experience in the construction industry, including the construction company Lemminkäinen and Lehto. In Lehto, he has worked for the past three years as a human resources manager.


Jukka Haapalainen

EVP, Factory Production
b. 1975, Finnish Citizen
Master of Science

Mr Haapalainen has nearly 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.