YIT names Juhani Pitkäkoski as CEO

By Chris Sleight20 November 2008

Juhani Pitkäkoski, president and CEO of YIT.

Juhani Pitkäkoski, president and CEO of YIT.

YIT has appointed Juhani Pitkäkoski as its new president and CEO, replacing Hannu Leinonen with immediate effect

Mr Pitkäkoski was previously president of the company's largest division, its Building Systems segment. He has worked for the Finnish contractor since 1988

Meanwhile Kari Kauniskangas has been appointed as executive vice president and deputy to the president and CEO. He will continue as head of YIT's International Construction Services business segment and he has been employed by YIT Corporation since 1997.

In a statement YIT said, "The purpose of the Board of Directors' decision is to focus the Group management close to the operative business and emphasise the business segments' role as a response to the changes in the business environment. "
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