Kirsti Lehtovaara-Kolu, Finavia's CFO since 2008, decided to resign from Finavia as of 1 April. As of 1 April, group controller Sari Kankkunen will be the acting CFO until Laitinen commences work.
Kai Laitinen is the current senior vice president, corporate controller of Outokumpu where he has worked on several financial administration tasks since 1994.
"I am happy for this opportunity to start working as the CFO of Finavia and as a management team member. As the international competition between airports is becoming more intense, the company is shifting to a new development stage as it has launched extensive investment projects at Helsinki Airport and other main network airports. Finavia has extensive competence, which means that it has excellent opportunities for doing well in the international market in the future, too, which is of utmost importance to ensure the continuity of airports and air navigation services. I am very much looking forward to future challenges in this sector that is significant to the competitiveness of the Finnish economy,” says Kai Laitinen.