President and CEO and Corporate Executive Team

President and CEO

Saku Sipola is the President and CEO of the company. The President and CEO is in charge of the company’s operations and day-to-day administration. He is accountable to the Board of Directors for the achievement of the goals, plans, policies and objectives set by the Board of Directors. The President and CEO ensures that the company’s book-keeping complies with the applicable law and that management of funds is handled in a reliable manner. He prepares matters to be decided by the Board and implements the decisions of the Board of Directors. The President and CEO also serves as the Chairman of the Corporate Executive Team. The Board of Directors appoints and dismisses the President and CEO and his possible deputy.

Corporate Executive Team

The Corporate Executive Team consists of the company’s top management. The Corporate Executive Team assists the President and CEO in planning operations and day-to-day management as well as prepares matters to be handled in the Board of Directors. In total, there are 8 members in the Corporate Executive Team.

  • Saku Sipola

    Born in 1968, MSc. (Tech.)
    President and CEO

    Primary working experience
    Sato, President & CEO (2015 – 2018)
    Pohjolan Design-Talo Oy, CEO (2011 – 2015)
    Rautaruukki Oyj, EVP Marketing, Technology and Supply Chain Management (2010-2011)
    Ruukki Construction Oy, Division President (2005-2010)
    YIT Construction Ltd, Business Group Director (2001-2005)
    YIT Group, various roles (1995-2000)

    Positions of trust
    Remeo Oy, Chairman of the Board
    DEN Group Oy, Chairman of the Board
    Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, deputy Chairman of the Board


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  • Timo Nieminen

    Born in 1958, M.Sc. (Tech.)
    Executive Vice President,
    Deputy to CEO,
    SVP, Project Development

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, Executive Vice President, Project Development in Finland since 2002
    SRV Viitoset Ltd, Managing Director (1997–2002)
    SRV Viitoset Ltd, Director (1992–1997)
    Kiinteistöviitonen Oy, Managing Director (1991–1992)
    Kiinteistöviitonen Oy, Project Manager (1987–1991)
    Perusyhtymä, Design Manager (1986–1987)

    Positions of trust
    RYM Oy, (2012-2017)

  • Juha Toimela

    Born in 1963, M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA
    Executive Vice President,

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, SVP, Business Operations in Finland (2015-2018)
    SRV Group, Director, Project Development (2011-2015)
    SRV Baltia, Director, Business Operations in the Baltic States (2009-2011)
    MIE Primepro Ltd, entrepreneur and consultant (2007-2009)
    Pöyry Plc, Director, Business Operations in the Baltic States (2002-2007)

    Positions of trust
    Talonrakennusteollisuus Ry (1.1.2016 -)

  • Jarkko Rantala

    Born in 1986, M.Sc. (Econ.)
    SVP, Investments

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, SVP, Investments since January 2019
    SRV Group, Development Director (2018)
    JLL, National Director, Property Development (2018)
    SRV Group, Business Controller and Investment Manager (2015-2017)
    SRV Group, Business Operations in Finland, Controller (2012-2015)


  • Johanna Metsä-Tokila

    Born in 1977, LL.M.
    SVP, General Counsel

    Primary working experience
    SRV, General Counsel since 2016,
    OP Asset Management, Lawyer ( 2014-2016 ) ,
    SRV, Legal Counsel ( 2003-2014 )

  • Maija Karhusaari

    Born in 1972, M.Sc. (Econ.)
    SVP, Communications and Marketing

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing since 2018
    Finpro/Business Finland, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing (2017-2018)
    ABB Oy, Senior Vice President, Communications (2011-2016)
    Rocla Oyj, Vice President, MCF Co-operation, VP Marketing and Communications, Director, Customer Solutions, Marketing Manager (2002-2010)
    ICL Invia Oyj, Marketing Manager, Marketing Specialist (1997-2002)

  • Antero Nuutinen

    Born in 1963, B.Sc. (Eng.)
    SVP, Housing and Regional Offices

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, Vice President, Housing in Finland since 2011
    SRV Group, Production Manager (2000-2011)
    Arvo Westerlund Oy, Project Manager, Procurement Engineer, Project Engineer (1983-2000)

    Positions of trust
    Chairman, Rakennustuotantoalan tutkintotoimikunta (Building Manufacturing Industry Qualification Committee)

  • Ilkka Pitkänen

    Born in 1966, M.Sc. (Econ.)

    Primary working experience
    SRV Group, CFO since 2014
    Fiskars Corporation, Chief Financial Officer (2012–2014)
    DNA Group, CFO & Deputy to CEO (2010–2012)
    Metsäliitto Group, Executive Vice President & CFO (2005–2010)
    KONE Corporation, Vice President, Alliances & Acquisitions 2003–2005
    KONE Italy Spa, Financial Director & Group Controller 2000–2003
    KONE Corporation, Vice President, Corporate Controller 1998–2000