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

The Group Executive Team comprises the CEO, Vice Presidents of the Group's business segments, the CFO, Vice President, CTO, Legal Affairs, Vice President, Human Resources and CIO. 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.

Jukka Leinonen b. 1962

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

Main work experience
DNA Plc, CEO 2013–
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business 2010–2013
TeliaSonera Ltd, various management positions in corporate business marketing and product management 2002–2009
Yritysverkot Sonera Solutions, President and CEO 1996–1999

Main positions of trust
Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics (FiCom ry), Member of the Board 2013–
Service Sector Employers PALTA, Member of the Board 2014–

Pekka Väisänen b. 1966

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

Main work experience
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business 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

No main positions of trust

Hannu Rokka b. 1965

Vice President
Corporate Business
with DNA since 2011

Main work experience
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business 2014–
Forte Netservices Oy, CEO 2012–2014
DNA Plc, Director, Product Management in corporate business 2013–2014
Forte Netservices Oy, Co-founder and CTO 2000–2012
WM-data Faci Oy, Senior Consultant 1995–2000
Digital Equipment Corp., Customer Service Engineer 1990–1995

No main positions of trust

Timo Karppinen b. 1964

M.Sc. (pol.)
CFO 
With DNA since 2012

Main work experience
DNA Plc, CFO 2012–
Ponsse PLC, Executive Director, Corporate Development 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 2014–

Christoffer von Schantz b. 1973

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

Main work experience

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

No main positions of trust

Marko Rissanen b. 1974

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

Main work experience
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Human Resources 2007–
DNA Finland Ltd, HR Manager 2005–2006
Finnet Networks Ltd, HR Manager 2004–2005
Telia Product Oy, HR Manager 2001–2003

Main positions of trust
Service Sector Employers PALTA, member of the Labour Market committee 2011–2014

Asta Rantanen b. 1962

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

Main work experience
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs 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

No main positions of trust

Tommy Olenius b. 1962

Engineer
CTO
With DNA since 2003

Main work experience
DNA Plc, Senior Vice President, Technology 2009–
DNA Finland Ltd, CTO 2005–2009
Suomen 2G Oy / Finnet Verkot Oy (DNA Networks), CTO 2003–2005
Telia Mobile Finland Oy, Deputy Director, CTO 2001–2003

Main positions of trust
Suomen Yhteisverkot Oy, Member of the Board 2014–

Janne Aalto b. 1965

MBA, datanome
CIO
With DNA since 2014

Main work experience
DNA Plc, CIO 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

No main positions of trust