CEO and Executive group

 

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Kari Savolainen

President and Chief Executive Officer

B. 1954, M.Sc.

Employed by Finavia since 2012

Main work experience
Finavia’s CEO 16 January 2012–, Steveco Oy, CEO 2005–2011, Finland Post Corporation (Itella), Senior Vice President, Logistics Services 2001–2005, Finnlines Corp., Senior Vice President, Business Development and IT 1995–2001, Kymmene Oy, IT- and business development-related expert and managerial positions 1986−1995

Positions of trust
Member of the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK 2011−2014, General Assembly of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK 2014−, Chairman of the Board, the Finnish Port Operators Association 2009−2011, Board member of Kymenlaakso Chamber of Commerce 2009–2011, Board member, Pension Insurance Company Etera 2007−2012, Committee member, the Finnish Lifeboat Institution 2005−2011, Oy Saimaa Terminals Ab, Chairman of the Board 2005–2011, Supervisory Board Member of the Support Foundation of the Air Force 2012−, Airpro/RTG Ltd, Member and Chairman of the Board 2012−, Lentoasemakiinteistöt LAK, Member and Chairman of the Board 2012−,  Member of the board of PALTA 2012–2014, member of the advisory board of the Finnish Meteorological Institute 2012–, member of the supervisory board of Ilmarinen 2013–2014, Deputy member of the Board of Directors of Ilmarinen 2015−

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Ville Haapasaari

Senior Vice President, Airport Director, Helsinki Airport

B. 1971, M.Sc., Forestry, B.Sc., History

Employed by Finavia since 2012

Main work experience
Finavia, Airport Director of Helsinki Airport 1 July 2012–, Finnlines Plc., HansaLink, Line Manager 2010–2012. Finnlines Plc., Baltic Sea Liner Services, Vice President 2008–2010. Finnlines Plc., Sales Vice President 2005–2010. Finnlines Plc., Key Account Manager 2001–2005

Positions of Trust
Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, board member 2017-, Board member of Lentoasemakiinteistöt Ltd. 2014–

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Henri Hansson

Senior Vice President, Technical Director

B. 1972, Construction Engineer, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Employed by Finavia since 2000

Main work experience
Finavia's Technical Director 2012–, Director of Airport Operations 2011–2012, Director of Airport Services 2009–2011, Head of Airport Technical Services 2006–2009, Project Manager 2004–2006, Project Engineer 2000–2004, Pohjolan Voima Oy, Project Engineer 1997–2000

Positions of trust
Board member of Lentoasemakiinteistöt Oyj 2012–, Avia College, Chairman of the Board 2011–2012, Member of the ACI Europe's Regional AirPorts' Forum Working Group 2009–, Member of the construction and procurement committee of the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction 2009–2013, member of the advisory board of the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients 2013–

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Petteri Nissilä

Senior Vice President, Director of Legal

B. 1965, LL.M., Trained on the bench, MBA

Employed by Finavia since 1998

Main work experience
CAA Finland & Finavia, General Counsel 2008–, Legal Counsel at 1998–2008, Legal Counsel Leonia Pankki Plc 1996–1998, Credit Manager Postipankki Plc 1994–1996

Positions of trust
Chairman of delegate body of Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation since 2008–, Chairman of Board of Airport Coordination Finland ry since 2004–2014.

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Juha-Pekka Pystynen

Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management

B. 1960, Flight Officer, General Staff Colonel

Employed by Finavia since 2007

Main work experience
Finavia, Director of Risk Management 12 March 2012–, President and CEO of Finavia Corporation 22 August 2011–15 January 2012, Airport Director of Helsinki Airport 2007–2012, Chief of Operations of the Air Force 2006–2007, Chief of Staff of Satakunta Air Command 2003–2006, Finnish military member of the European Union's Single European Sky (SES) concept 2000–2003, Finnish military member of Eurocontrol and the Nato Air Traffic Management Committee (NATMC) 1998–2003, Air Force Planning Chief 2000–2003, Director of Sector Operation Centre no. 3 1997–2000 (responsible for area surveillance and air space control), Chief of Flight and Squadron Officer for Fighter Squadron 21 1987–1997

Positions of trust
Member of the regional committee of the Capital Region Electricity Area 2010–, member of the Board of Directors, Avia College, 2009–, Chairman of the Air Transport Pool 2007–, National Emergency Supply Agency, Transport and Logistics Sector 2007–; Military Flight Accident Investigation Board 2006–

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Kaarina Soikkanen

Senior Vice President, Director of Administration and Personnel
B. 1960, Master of Laws
Employed by Finavia since 1990

Main work experience
Finavia's Personnel Director, 2008–, Deputy Director 2007–2008, Civil Aviation Administration Finavia: Senior Legal Adviser, 1990–2007, National Board of Aviation, counsel, 1988–1990, National Board of Health, Legal Counsel, 1986–1989

Position of trust
Deputy chairman of EK’s skilled workforce committee 2015-, Member of Palta’s working committee 2014-, Member of the education and labour committee of the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce 2015-, Board member of RTG Ground Handling Oy 2010–, member of the Board of Directors, Avia College, 2009–, Member of the Board of Directors, Airpro Oy 2007–

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Joni Sundelin

Senior Vice President, Director of Airport Networks and Sales

B. 1970, M.Sc. (Econ)

Employed by Finavia since 2012

Main work experience
Finavia's airport network, Sales and Marketing Director 7.5.2012–, Itella Logistics, Director of Logistics Business and the Scandinavian and Baltic Businesses 2005–2012, Finland Post, Logistics, Director of Agreement Logistics 2004–2005, Finland Post, Logistics Director of Business Development 2002–2004, Tamro Jakelut, Business Developer 1998–2000 and Director 2000–2003, Tamro Suomi, Trainee Manager 1997–1998

Positions of trust
Board member of Finavia Group companies Airpro Oy and RTG Oy 2012–, Eurofreight, Japan; Board member 2007–2012, Porlogis, Lda; Board member 2011–2012, Innorail Oy, Board member 2010–, Itella Logistics UAB, OU and SIA; Chairman of the Board 2007–2011, Itella Logistics Ab and AS; Chairman of the Board 2006–2011, Itella Logistics Group A/S; Chairman of the Board 2007–2011, Combifragt Group A/S; Chairman of the Board 2005–2007

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Niclas Köhler

Chief Financial Officer
B. 1966, M.Sc. (Econ)
Employed by Finavia since 2017

Main working experience

Pihlajalinna Ltd., Chief Financial Officer 2016–2017, Talentum Ltd., Chief Financial Officer 2011–2016, OneMed Group Ltd. (CapMan), Chief Financial Officer 2007–2011, Kauppalehti Group,Chief Financial Officer 2004–2007, DW Beton GmbH, Sales and Marketing Manager 2001–2004, Consolis Group Ltd., Head of Administration Development 1998–2001, Myllykoski Ltd., Group Controller 1996–1998, Business Controller 1992–1996

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Katja Siberg

Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications
B. 1976, M.Sc. (Econ)
Employed by Finavia since 2011

Main work experience

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development 2016-2017, Vice President, Business Development 2015-2016, Head of Marketing 2014-2015, Key Account and Marketing Manager, Airline Customers 2012-2014, Incoming Sales Manager, Lapland Airports 2011-2012, Director of Sales, Eräsetti Wild North - Villi Pohjola 2009-2011