Corporate management group

All key Group management business, such as matters of strategy, budgeting, investments, operational planning and financial reporting, is addressed by the Corporate Management Group. It is the duty of the Corporate Management Group, under the leadership of the President and CEO, to implement the decisions taken by the Board of Directors.

Saku Sipola

President and CEO

b. 968, M.Sc.(Tech.), has worked for SATO since 2015

Primary working experience

Pohjolan Design-Talo Oy: CEO 2011–2015, Rautaruukki Oyj: Executive Vice President, Marketing, Technology and Supply Chain Management, Finland 2010–2011,
Rautaruukki Oyj, Ruukki Construction Oy: Division President, Finland 2005–2010, YIT Construction Ltd: Business group director, Business premises, southern Finland, 2001–2005, Marketing team director, Property development, leasing and sales 2000–2001, YIT Group: various tasks 1995–2000

Main positions of trust

Member of the Board for several SATO Group companies, Remeo Oy: chairman of the Board, Llentab Group: member of the Board of Directors, Pohjolan Design-Talo Oy: member of the Board of Directors, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: member of Delegation, RAKLI ry: deputy member of the Board of Directors

Antti Aarnio

Vice President/Investments

b. 1972, M.Sc.(Eng.), has worked for SATO since 2000

Primary working experience

SATO Corporation: Director, Investments and divestments, Helsinki Region and St. Petersburg 2010–2016, Nordic Real Estate Partners Oy: Housing investments and investment management / managing director of Minun Koti associations 2007–2009, SATO Corporation, Housing investments: Director, SATO Asunnot 2006–2007, Real estate manager 2004–2006, Building manager 2003–2004, Project engineer 2002–2003, Administrative building manager 2000–2001

Main positions of trust

Member of the Board for several SATO Group companies, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce: Regional and housing committee, member, RAKLI: Housing committee, member

 

Monica Aro

Vice President of development

b. 1954, B.Sc. (Econ.), LL.M., MBA, has worked for SATO since 1990

Primary working experience

SATO Group: Director, Customer Relationships and Communications 2011–2016, Director, Marketing and Communications 2003–2011, Director, Marketing 2002–2003, Director in Property Investment 1998–2002, Project Manager in Housing Development and Construction 1998, Construction Client Agent 1990–1997

Main positions of trust

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Antti Asteljoki

Vice President/Rental Housing Business

b. 1974, M.Sc. (Econ.), has worked for SATO since 2016

Primary working experience

Huoneistokeskus Oy: CEO 2012–2016, RTK-Palvelu Oy: Area Director and Commercial Director 2009–2012, Kiinteistömaailma Oy: Area Director, Deputy Managing Director 2007–2009, Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj: Sales Director, Property Services 2004–2007, Telia Product Oy: Area Director 1999–2003, Sales Manager 1998–1999, Sales Representative 1997–1998

Main positions of trust

Member of the Board for several SATO Group companies

 

Miia Eloranta

Director of Marketing and Communications

b. 1973, M.Soc.Sc., has worked for SATO since 2016

Primary working experience

ISS Palvelut Oy: Director of Communications and Marketing 2013–2016, The Bioenergy Association of Finland: Director of Communications 2012–2013, Soprano Oyj: Head of Communications and Marketing Agency 2008–2012; Head of Business Unit at Soprano Communications and Marketing Agency 2007–2008; Senior Consultant 2005–2007, Communications Consultant 2003–2005, The Finnish Fair Corporation: Communications Officer 2000–2003, Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Desk Officer for Namibia and Botswana 1999-2000, University of Turku: Education planner at the EU Education Programme for Journalists 1998–1999

Main positions of trust

Member of the Editorial Board for Locus magazine

 

Markku Honkasalo

Chief Financial Officer

b. 964, LL.M., eMBA, has worked for SATO since 2016

Primary working experience

Componenta Corporation: CFO 2015–2016, Valmet Corporation: CFO 2013–2015, Rautaruukki Oyj: CFO 2009–2013, Myllykoski Corporation: Director, Administration, Legal & HR 2003–2008, Different positions in the banking sectors 1989–2003

Main positions of trust

Member of the Board for several SATO Group companies