Move to content

Defence Properties Finland’s Management Team

Matias Warsta, CEO, DSc (Tech), MSc (Tech) b. 1980, Key previous positions: Chief of the Defence Administration Construction Establishment; unit director; ministerial adviser, specialist at the Ministry of Defence; Environmental Protection Chief at Defence Command; senior researcher at the University of Helsinki; consultant at Enlawin Consulting Oy.

Lasse Koponen, Accounts Director, customer relations and investments, BSc Civil Engineering, KJs (real estate management certificate), b. 1972, Key previous positions: head of Defence Properties project at the Ministry of Finance; senior specialist Senate Properties, Account Manager Senate Properties, Project Manager at Lidl Suomi Ky.

Ari-Pekka Laxén, COO, Service Provision, MEng, KJs (real estate management certificate), b. 1964. Key previous positions: COO, department chief, project director at the Defence Administration Construction Establishment. Sales director, business unit director, regional director Schneider Electric Buildings Finland Oy.

Heikki Savolainen, Director, Construction Management, Construction Management and Protective Technology Unit, construction architect, b. 1962. Key previous positions: special task Defence Properties, preparation project, project office, department chief Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command Headquarters, planner Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command planning team, construction architect at the Finnish Army Materiel Command Headquarters.

Timo Kanerva, Environment Director, Environment, MSc (Tech), b. 1971. Key previous positions: department chief, at Environmental Unit Defence Administration Construction Establishment, Environment Director at Metsä Group, Environment Manager at Metsäliitto Osuuskunta, Business Development Manager M-real Corporation, Environment Manager Metsä Serla/M-real Kirkniemi mill.

Risto Kosonen, Business Continuity Director, General Staff Officer, colonel (rtd), HHJ, Key previous positions: contingency chief, Defence Administration Construction Establishment, entrepreneur, several management tasks in the Finnish Defence Forces including Finnish Army logistics chief, logistics inspector, Logistics Regiment Commander.

Ritva Peura

Ritva Peura, Administrative Director, Senate Properties since 2021, Diploma in Business and Administration (accounting), b. 1957. Key previous positions: Finance Manager, Administrative Director and since 2020 assistant director at the Defence Administration Construction Establishment.

Jyrki Nurminen, Development Director, General Staff Officer, colonel (rtd), b. 1963. Key previous positions: Account Manager, Senate Properties, logistics inspector and Finnish Army logistics chief, Logistics Regiment Commander, Artillery Regiment Commander, Chief of Facilities Finnish Defence Forces.