Members of the Management Team

In 2014 the Management Team of VR-Group Ltd comprised the following persons:

Mikael Aro

Mikael Aro
  • b. 1965, eMBA
  • President and CEO, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Carlsberg and CEO of Sinebrychoff, part of Carlsberg.
  • Member of the Management Team since 1 July 2009

Petri Auno

Petri Auno
  • b. 1973, M.Phil.
  • Senior Vice President, Train Operations, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Transport Manager responsible for train driver operations and as Regional Manager in VR Group and as project manager at the University of Oulu.
  • Member of the Management Team since 20 November 2012

Jari Hankala

Jari Hankala
  • b. 1962, M.Sc. (Eng.)
  • Senior Vice President, Maintenance, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as maintenance director and director of Varkaus unit at Foster Wheeler Energia Oy.
  • Member of the Management Team since 20 November 2012

Outi Henriksson

Outi Henriksson
  • b. 1969, M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • Senior Vice President, CFO, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served in financial management at Sonera, Cultor and Sulake.
  • Member of the Management Team since 13 August 2012

Rolf Jansson

Rolf Jansson
  • b. 1969, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • Senior Vice President, Logistics division, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Director, Nordea Corporate Finance, and Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Member of the Management Team since 27 July 2009

Timo Koskinen

Timo Koskinen
  • b. 1968, LL.M.
  • Senior Vice President, Human Resources, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Vice President, Human Resources, VR Ltd and VR-Group and as Legal Advisor at Elisa.
  • Member of the Management Team since 20 August 2009

Otto Lehtipuu

Otto Lehtipuu
  • b. 1968, M.Sc. (Eng.)
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations and Environment, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Head of Environmental Affairs, VR Group.
  • Member of the Management Team since 1 December 2010

Päivi Minkkinen

Päivi Minkkinen
  • b. 1959, B.Sc. (Linguistics), eMBA
  • Senior Vice President, Russia and International Business, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Head of International Affairs, VR Group.
  • Member of the Management Team since 20 August 2009

Maisa Romanainen

Maisa Romanainen
  • b. 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • Senior Vice President, Passenger Services, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Executive Vice President and Director of the Department Store Division at Stockmann plc.
  • Member of the Management Team since 1 November 2014

     

Ville Saksi

Ville Saksi
  • b. 1971, B. Eng
  • Managing Director, VR Track Oy
  • Previously served as Managing Director, Skanska Infra Oy.
  • Member of the Management Team since 1 January 2010

 

Antti Tiitola also served as member of the Management Team until 30 September 2014.

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