Kreaten toimitusjohtaja Timo Vikström

Timo Vikström

President & CEO

Master of Engineering – Meng, Construction, eMBA

Born 1968, Finnish citizen

CEO and management team member since 2017

Work history:

Timo Vikström served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning and as a member of the executive team of Destia Group Oyj between 2015-2017. Vikström has worked at Lemminkäinen Group during 2001-2014 as Executive Vice President and CEO of Lemminkäinen Norge A/S and Lemminkäinen Sverige AB. He has also been responsible for Lemminkäinen’s paving operations in 8 different countries in Northern Europe.

“I am impressed by our inspired and committed team. Kreate’s values – integrity, entrepreneurship, humanity and straightforwardness – are well in line with my own. I have worked in international positions and have solid experience in the infrastructure business. My integration and company acquisition expertise has been useful considering Kreate’s strong growth. In my position, it is incredible to see the power of a strong team that works together.”

Positions of trust:

Chairman of the board KFS Finland Oy and board member Rakennusteollisuus RT ry since 2019.

Kreaten erikoispohjarakentamisen johtaja Tommi Hakanen

Tommi Hakanen

Vice President, Special Foundation Construction

Master of Science (Technology), Bachelor of Engineering

Born 1978, Finnish citizen

Vice President, Special Foundation Construction since 2021 and management team member since 2020

Work history:

Tommi Hakanen worked as Manger, Technical Office at Kreate Oy between 2018-2020. Previously he held the position as Vice President, Foundation Engineering Support at YIT Infra Oy during 2018, at Lemminkäinen Oyj as Vice President, Foundation Engineering Support between 2017-2018, Technical Director, Foundation Engineering in 2017 and as Design Manager, Geotechnical Engineering between 2013-2016.

“My broad experience in foundation construction across various industries as well as KFS Finland employees’ solid competence in special foundation construction strengthen Kreate Group’s foundation and environmental business. I bring to our yellow-and-black ranks my strong design and project expertise, as well as my experience in very demanding foundation construction projects abroad. I enjoy working with top professionals and am particularly happy that in our company the support functions are located near our construction sites.”

Positions of trust:

Management team member RIL pohja-, maa- ja kalliorakentaminen Technical Board since 2020, Member Väyläviraston standardisoinnin seurantaryhmä SR01 since 2014, Member of the Eurocode 7 upgrade work group TG4 C4 Guideline on implementation of the design during execution since 2020, Board member Suomen geoteknillinen yhdistys SGY between 2011–2014.

Kreaten talousjohtaja Mikko Laine

Mikko Laine

CFO

Master of Political Sciences

Born 1975, Finnish citizen

CFO and management team member since 2022

Work history:

Mikko Laine has worked e.g. at HopLop Group’s as CFO 2016-2020 and at HopLop Deutschland GmbH’s as President and CEO 2019-2020, at Caverion Oyj as CFO and member of the management team 2013-2016, at Terveystalo Oyj as Director of Business Controlling 2010-2015

Prior to joining Kreate as CFO, he has served at Krete as Business Controller in 2021.

“My diverse competence in financial management and the development of the Finance and ICT functions in various organizations supports Kreate’s growth targets in a great way. My experience in project work provides perspectives on driving things ahead. Together with my strong team, I develop financial reporting and functions, collaborating with other units.”

Kreaten teknisen toimiston johtaja Jaakko Kivi

Jaakko Kivi

Vice President, Technical Office

Master of Science (Technology)

Born 1971, Finnish citizen

Vice President, Technical Office since 2021, management team member since 2018

Work history:

Jaakko Kivi has worked at Lemminkäinen Infra Oy during 2012-2017 as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Support and as Director of Technical Office.

“I’m responsible for support functions such as quality, design management, occupational safety, data management and project development. My diverse experience with the different collaboration models in infrastructure construction supports my organisation with current and future projects. Our people work with a great attitude every day, and it is wonderful to lead such a competent team of professionals. Digitalisation is rapidly advancing our industry, making construction sites more efficient as well as improving communication with our personnel working across Finland.”

Kreaten väylärakentamisen johtaja Sami Laakso

Sami Laakso

Vice President, Transport Infrastructure Construction

Bachelor of Engineering

Born 1975, Finnish citizen

Vice President, Transport Infrastructure Construction since 2021 and member of Management Team since 2021

Work history:

Sami Laakso has worked at Kreate as Project and Construction Manager in 2018–2021, at Skanska Infra Oy as Site Manager in large transport infrastructure projects in 2012–2018 and at Soraset Yhtiöt Oy as General Foreman and Site Manager in 2003–2011.

“I steer the skilled people in transport infrastructure construction with my robust experience in infrastructure construction, which I have accumulated by leading major traffic infrastructure projects. Working and succeeding together are important to me. I want to support my organisation in applying new cooperation models as well as using new technologies. Digitalisation and the circular economy drive infrastructure construction also in the future, which supports the efficiency of our worksites and helps us reduce our CO2 footprint.”

Kreaten ratarakentamisen johtaja Timo Leppänen

Timo Leppänen

Vice President, Railway Construction

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Born 1973, Finnish citizen

Vice President, Railway construction from 2021 and member of Management Team from 2021

Work history:

Timo Leppänen served at YIT Finland Ltd as Production Manager in the Jokeri Light Rail line project in 2017–2021, as Construction Manager in 2012–2017 and as Area Manager in 2011–2012, and at VR Track Oy as Project Manager in 2004–2011.

“I have strong experience in infrastructure construction and excellent relationships to different stakeholder groups. Together with my teams, I have executed many demanding projects in which we have combined our different capabilities to create a successful outcome. I am happy to steer Kreate’s highly skilled railway construction crew, with which we will eagerly take on new challenges, ready to win.”

Positions of trust:

Vice chairman of the board Lahden Kiinteistöpalvelut liikelaitos between 2005-2010, technical board member at the City of Lahti during 2004-2010, board member Lahti Energia Oy between 2004–2005.

Kreaten henkilöstöjohtaja Katja Pussinen

Katja Pussinen

Vice President, HR

Master of Science (Economics)

Born 1975, Finnish citizen

Vice President, HR since 2019, management team member since 2017

Work history:

Katja Pussinen was HR Director at Kreate Oy between 2017-2019, HR Manager at Skanska Oy between 2013-2016 and HR manager and office manager at Soraset Yhtiöt Oy between 2006-2012.

“I work closely with my team on various aspects of HR administration and development. Our goal is that everyone can be the best version of themselves at Kreate. I have extensive experience in working in various HR positions across the infrastructure sector, which I use in the development of functions. I am happy with our company’s such low employee turnover and high engagement.”

Kreaten sillanrakentamisen ja -korjaamisen johtaja Sami Rantala

Sami Rantala

Vice President, Bridge construction and repair

Master of Science (Technology)

Born 1970, Finnish citizen

Vice President, Bridge construction and repair and management team member since 2014

Work history:

Sami Rantala served as the CEO of Insinööritoimisto Seppo Rantala Oy between 1999-2004.

“I have been part of the Kreate team right from the start. My career comprises various roles involving bridges and a range of different engineering structures. I am proud of my organisation where I have been joined by experienced bridge builders who show integrity and are eager to improve. Our projects have often received recognition and for them we are to thank our wonderful professionals. I have a strong entrepreneurial mindset just because of my background, and my crew has adopted a similar attitude towards working.”

Positions of trust:

Chairman of the board Beachfish Invest Oy since 2014, Insinööritoimisto Seppo Rantala Oy during 2006-2014. Board member Rakennusinsinööriurakoitsija RIU ry during 2004-2018 and Rakennusteollisuus RT Sisä-Suomen piiri during 2004-2014.

The list of ownership in Kreate can be found from Management Holdings section