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CEO and Executive Management Team

Johan Larsson

Chief Executive Officer

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(born 1980)

  • Holding Investment Förvaltning i Luleå AB, Chairman of the Board
  • Bingab Barents Investment Group AB, Board member
  • Barents Fastigheter AB, Board member
  • Luleå Business Region AB, Board member

Johan Larsson is an entrepreneur from Luleå, who was appointed CEO of SkartaNYAB Plc on 1 April 2022. He has been the CEO of group company NYAB Sverige AB since 2012. He has been an entrepreneur in several growth companies in different industries and a board member in almost 30 companies. He is the founder of SkartaNYAB Plc’s largest shareholder Holding Investment Förvaltning i Luleå AB and an investment company Barents Investment Group AB and has positions of trust e.g. as the Board member of Luleå Business Region.

Shareholdings in SkartaNYAB Plc:

  • Johan Larsson: 200 000 shares
  • Bingab Barents Investment Group AB: 4 895 000 shares
  • Holding Investment Förvaltning i Luleå AB: 235 830 000 shares

Tuomas Hirvonen

Executive Vice President

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(Born 1969)
Education: M.Sc. (Tech), MBA, CEFA

  • Winestate Group Oy, Chairman of the Board
  • Energia Kiinteistöt Oy, Chairman of the Board
  • Hublet Oy, Member of the Board
  • The Wine and Spirits Collective Sweden AB, Member of the Board
  • Andament Group Oy, Member of the Board

Tuomas Hirvonen started as the Executive Vice President of SkartaNYAB Plc on 1 April 2022 and was previously the CEO of the company since July 2021. He has more than 25 years of experience in industry, financial and stock markets and venture capital. He has been involved in the operations of several companies as a partner, a Member of the Board of Directors and an operative manager in various industries in Finland and Sweden. Since 2008, he has been an entrepreneur and CEO of Capiloa Oy and Valkia Advisors Oy. From 2020 to 2021, he was the CFO of P2X Solutions Oy, in 2018 he was the CEO of Hublet Oy, and from 2005 to 2008, he was the Investment Director of Helmet Business Mentors Oy. Hirvonen worked as a stock analyst at Conventum Pankkiiriliike Oy from 2000 to 2004.

Shareholdings in SkartaNYAB Plc:

  • Andament Group Oy: 135 151 794 shares

Aku Väliaho

Chief Financial Officer

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(Born 1985)
Education: M.Sc. (Econ.)

Aku Väliaho started as the Chief Financial Officer at SkartaNYAB Plc in January 2022. Previously he worked in various duties in financial administration and corporate finance at Finnair Oyj in 2015-2021. His responsibilities at Finnair included eg. Finnair’s real estate business unit, management of finance and investments of Finnair’s pension fund, as well as Finnair’s financing operations. Before Finnair, Väliaho has worked eg. at Oriola Group in duties related to finance and investments.

Mikko Ahonen

Senior Vice President, Finland

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(Born 1984)

Education: Bachelor of Construction Management, Bachelor of Engineering

Mikko Ahonen started as a member of the Executive Management Team and Vice President of Finnish operations on 1 April 2022. He is a founder of the group company Sitema Oy and was its CEO from September 2018 to March 2022. Ahonen has a diversified experience of electricity grid business operations, and he has worked, for example, in Fingrid Oyj in 2007-2016, and Empower PN Oy in 2016-2018.

Shareholdings in SkartaNYAB Plc:

  • 2 568 000 shares

Magnus Granljung

Senior Vice President, Sweden

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(born 1973)

Education: M.Sc. (Tech.)

  • Granljung Holding AB, Board member

Magnus Granljung has been CEO of group company NYAB Infrastruktur AB since 2018, and COO of NYAB Sverige AB since 2021. Previously he has had managerial positions e.g. in BDX Group between 2011-2017 and Skanska Group between 2000-2011.

Shareholdings in SkartaNYAB Plc:

  • Magnus Granljung: 3032 shares
  • Granljung Holding AB: 24 336 840 shares

Mikael Ritola

Vice President, Sweden

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(Born 1989)

  • Holding Investment Förvaltning i Luleå AB, Board member
  • OLARIT Invest AB, Board member

Mikael Ritola is the Executive Vice President of NYAB Sverige AB and founding partner of SkartaNYAB Plc’s largest shareholder, Holding Investment Förvaltning I Luleå AB. He has a wide experience in entrepreneurship and management, as well as building profitable growth in construction and infrastructure industries. He was elected member of SkartaNYAB Plc’s Board of Directors in March 2022.

Shareholdings in SkartaNYAB Plc:

  • Mikael Ritola: 163 500 shares
  • Holding Investment Förvaltning i Luleå AB: 235 830 000 shares

Kari Tuominen

Vice President of Project Developmenet

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(Born 1963)
Education: Civil Engineer, M.Sc in Industrial Engineering

  • Caira Consulting Oy, Member of the Board

Kari Tuominen started as the member of Executive Management Team on July 2021 and is responsible for energy project development of the group. Before being appointed to CEO of Skarta Energy Oy in 2021, he  had a thirty-year career at Peikko Group Oy in international production, management and wind power business management.

Tuominen owns 100,272 shares of SkartaNYAB Plc.

Minna Koistinen

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

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(Born 1978)
Education: BBA, Marketing

Minna Koistinen started as the Chief Communications & Marketing Officer and member of the Executive Management Team in May 2022. She has a diverse experience in group communications and marketing in companies that operate on international markets. Before joining SkartaNYAB she worked in Teknos Group, being the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and member of the Management Team in 2018-2022, and Communications Manager in 2016-2018. Previously she has worked e.g. in Oriola Group in different tasks in marketing and communications between 2005-2016.