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  • 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