Management Team 2015

Mikael Aro

Mikael AroThe company’s President and CEO since 1 July 2009 has been Mikael Aro (b. 1965), eMBA. Before this he served as Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Carlsberg and CEO of Sinebrychoff, part of Carlsberg.

In 2015, the Management Team of VR-Group Ltd comprised President and CEO Mikael Aro and the following persons:

Petri Auno

Petri Aunob. 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 at VR-Group and as project manager at the University of Oulu. Member of the Management Team since 20 November 2012.

Outi Henriksson

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

Rolf Jansson

Rolf Janssonb. 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 Koskinenb. 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 Lehtipuub. 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 Minkkinenb. 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 Romanainenb. 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 Saksib. 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.

Kimmo Soini

Kimmo Soinib. 1958, M.Sc. (Eng.). - Senior Vice President, Maintenance, VR-Group Ltd - Previously worked at VR-Group as the head of Helsinki depot and in managerial positions in Finnair. Member of the Management Team since 1 March 2015.

Jari Hankala also served as member of the Management Team until 1 March 2015.

Excluding the President and CEO, the members of the Management Team were paid a total of EUR 1,936,271 in salaries and fringe benefits and EUR 719,025 in remunerations in 2015. The members of the management team were not given a bonus of shares or share-based rights during the financial year.