DNA as a company

We make our customers’ lives less complicated, enabling everyone to concentrate on what matters to them. We provide connections, services and devices to home and work and enable the digitalization of the society.

The CEO and the Executive Team

The CEO attends to the executive management of the company according to the strategic guidelines, operational plans and general principles approved and confirmed by the Board of Directors. DNA Executive Team helps the CEO in the management of the Group.

The CEO

DNA's Board of Directors appoints the CEO, whose duties are specified in the Limited Liabilities Company Act. The CEO independently attends to the executive management of the company according to the strategic guidelines, operational plans and general principles approved and confirmed by the Board of Directors. The terms of the CEO's employment are specified in a written CEO agreement.

Executive Team

DNA's CEO chairs the Executive Team. The Board of Directors appoint the members of the Executive Team. The team convenes regularly some four times a month. Additional meetings are organised when necessary.

Extended Executive Team

Employee representatives attend meetings of the Extended Executive Team, which meets at least once per quarter. The Extended Executive Team decides on important matters pertaining to DNA's business, finances, personnel, business and operations, and consults the employee representative's reviews.

 

Members of the Executive Team

Jukka Leinonen 

b. 1962

 

With DNA since 2010
CEO
Education: M.Sc. (Tech)

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, CEO since 2013
  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business 2010–2013
  • TeliaSonera Ltd, various management positions in corporate business sales, marketing and product management 2002–2009
  • Sonera Solutions Oy (Yritysverkot Oy), President and CEO, 1996–1999

Main positions of trust

  • FiCom ry, Member of the Board 2013–2018, Chairman of the Board since 2019
  • Service Sector Employers Palta, Member of the Board since 2014

DNA shares held by the CEO on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Pekka Väisänen 

b. 1966

 

With DNA 2003–2006 and again from 2007
Senior Vice President, Consumer Business
Education: M.Sc. (Econ)

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business since 2009
  • DNA Services Ltd, Sales and Marketing Director 2007–2009
  • Oulun Puhelin Oyj, Business Development Director 2006–2007
  • Finnet Oy and DNA Finland Ltd, Sales and Marketing Director 2003–2006
  • Oulun Puhelin Plc, various roles 1996–2003

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 17 October: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

 

Olli Sirkka b. 1972
 

With DNA since August 2019
Senior Vice President, Corporate Business
Education: M.Sc. (Tech)

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business since 2019
  • Ericsson Finland, President and Head of Sales Finland & Baltics, 2017–2019
  • Ericsson Finland, President and Head of Industry & Society Sales, 2011–2017
  • Ericsson Finland, Sales Director, 2006–2011

Main positions of trust

  • Dividend House Oy, Member of the Board 2014-2020
  • FiCom ry, Chairman of the Board 2017–2018, Member of the Board 2011–2018

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

Timo Karppinen 

b. 1964

 

With DNA since 2012
CFO
Education: M SSc.

Main work experience

  • DNA Plc, CFO from 2012
  • Ponsse Plc, Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy 2010–2012
  • Nokia North America, CFO 2008–2010
  • Nokia Asia-Pacific, CFO 2006–2008
  • Nokia China, CFO 2000–2006

Main positions of trust

  • Gummerus Oy, Member of the Board since 2014

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Tommy Olenius 

b. 1962

 

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Technology
Education: Engineer

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Technology since 2009
  • DNA Finland Ltd, Senior Vice President, Technology 2005–2009
  • Suomen 2G Oy / Finnet Verkot Oy (DNA Networks), CTO 2003–2005
  • Telia Mobile Finland Oy, Deputy Director, CTO and other roles 1998–2003
  • Telsim Telekomunikasyon Hizmetleri AS, Turkey, Director O&M, 1995–1997
  • Telecom Finland International Ltd; Turkcell & Libancell, O&M manager, 1993–1995

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Asta Rantanen 

b. 1962

 

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
Master of Laws

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs since 2007
  • Finnet Ltd and DNA Finland Ltd, Vice President, Legal Affairs 2003–2007
  • Telia Finland Oy, Legal Counsel 1999–2003
  • Vakuutusyhtiö Sampo, Claims Manager, Product Development Manager 1994–1999
  • Vakuutusyhtiö Kansa, Legal Counsel 1985–1994

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Marko Rissanen 

b. 1974

 

With DNA since 2003
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 2007
  • DNA Finland Ltd, HR Manager 2005–2006
  • Finnet Networks Ltd, HR Manager 2004–2005
  • Telia Product Oy, HR Manager 2001–2003

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Christoffer von Schantz 

b. 1973

 

With DNA since 2013
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Education: M.Sc. (Tech)

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Strategy since 2013
  • Nokia, Director, Strategy and Business Development 2006–2012
  • Omnitele, Vice President, Consulting, Member of the Executive Team 2000–2006

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.

Janne Aalto 

b. 1965

 

With DNA since 2014
CIO
Education: MBA, Business College Graduate, Information Technology

Main work experience

  • DNA Ltd, CIO since 2014
  • Kiosked, Head of Demand Side Platform 2014
  • CEM4Mobile Solutions, CEO & Co-Founder 2004–2013
  • Sonera Zed, Vice President, Development 2000–2004
  • Fujitsu Finland, Director, Head of Professional Services 1997–2000
  • Fujitsu UK and Ireland, Senior Project Manager 1994–1997

DNA shares held by the member of the Executive team on 2 October 2019: 0 shares.

No shares held in related parties or by bodies controlled by the member on 31 December 2018.