Members of Management team

In 2013 the Board of Management of VR-Group Ltd comprised President and CEO Mikael Aro and the following: 

Mikael Aro

Mikael Aro
  • b. 1965, eMBA
  • President and CEO, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously employed as Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Carlsberg and CEO of Sinebrychoff, part of Carlsberg
  • Member of 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 at VR-Group and as project manager at the University of Oulu.
  • Member of the Board of Management 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 the Varkaus unit at Foster Wheeler Energia Oy.
  • Member of the Board of Management 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 Board of Management 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 Board of Management 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 Board of Management 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 Board of Management since 1 December 2010

Päivi Minkkinen

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

Ville Saksi

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

Antti Tiitola

Antti Tiitola
  • b. 1967
  • Senior Vice President, Passenger Services, VR-Group Ltd
  • Previously served as Managing Director at Lidl Suomi Ky and Director, Marketing at Örum Oy Ab.
  • Member of the Board of Management since 1 January 2012