Board members

Tomi Halonen

Chairman of the Board

Tomi, (M.Sc.Econ), is a business leader with a 30-year career that includes various roles in the media and communication industry, such as MTV, Radio Nova, and SubTv. He has extensive experience in business management, as well as sales, marketing, content, and personnel management, both in traditional and digital media. Currently, Tomi serves as a corporate leadership coach through his company Henko Cxo Coaching and as the CEO of Hopkins Oy, specializing in digital marketing.

"Tomi expresses his delight at having followed GS's journey from the beginning. He was immediately convinced that this team knows what they're doing. He started as an advisor and was later approached about the possibility of joining the board. He didn't hesitate because he had already seen what GS people are capable of. The company is characterized by strong professionalism, a commitment to high quality, and a responsible attitude that values employees and customers. Tomi wanted to bring his general expertise in growth companies from a management and leadership perspective to GS. He wanted to help the board create operations that can withstand even critical scrutiny. In his opinion, GS is on a really good path - a smart and skilled team accomplishes great and demanding projects with high expertise and a great attitude. He is happy and proud to have been a part of it," says Tomi.

Risto Koivula

Board member

Risto (M.Sc, eMBA) is known as a strong technology and ICT leader. Starting his career as a software developer, Risto has held various demanding leadership roles in different technology companies, including Satama Interactive and Siili Solutions. Currently, Risto is a member of the MTV leadership team, serving as the company's Chief Technology Officer, and also holds the position of Nordic Broadcast and IT Director for Telia's TVM business area.

Risto's interest in Graniitti Services was aroused by the company's strong plans for the future. Risto comments on his work on the company's board as follows:

“Graniitti executives convinced me of a long-term and ambitious desire to develop the company’s business. There are good opportunities for teamwork, which is a prerequisite for the success of board work. I want my own long-term experience in organizations that provide and procure services to bring real added value to our operations. My role as an external board member also provides a special approach to the development of the company. ”

Jani Koskinen

Board member

Jani (M.Sc.) has a long career in economics and finance management positions. He has extensive experience in various business models and companies. In his career, Jani has been responsible for e.g. On the economic, ICT and financial activities of Tammi, WSOY, Iittala and Fiskars. He has also served as a member of MTV's Management Team, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Finance Officer.
At Digita, Jani is currently responsible for finance and economics, ICT and digitalization, and is a member of the Management Team.

Jani states about his new job as the Board of Graniitti Services Oy as follows:
“I like the Graniitti business model. There is a growing demand in the market for quality expert services. This is what Graniitti´s great team spirit and high level of doing, as well as its constant desire to develop, take us forward. I believe that in my board work, the company will primarily add substance to financial management, financial affairs and M&A. From my experience, I can help Granite develop and make a variety of strategic choices. I am really excited about my future duties on the Board of Graniitti Services Oy ”.

Camilla Kjerin

Board member

Camilla, (INS), is an experienced project and program professional who has successfully managed numerous IT projects throughout her career. She has experience working as both an IT vendor and a representative of end clients, in roles as an employee and as a hired consultant. She is well-versed in various business environments, including ICT companies, retail, forestry, and public sector entities. Infrastructure projects are a particular area of expertise for her, and she is also familiar with various development projects and cloud migrations.

Camilla sees her role on the board as follows:

"I feel that in the board, I represent the Graniitti employees working with end customers, and through that, Graniitti's customers and their needs. When these two understand each other and the everyday work in assignments functions well, we have the keys to success for both Graniitti's employees and our customers, leading to growth."

Natalia Åkerlund

Board member

Natalia, (M.Sc.Econ), boasts a comprehensive 20-year career spanning various industries, both in corporate roles and as an entrepreneur. She has lived and worked in a remarkable six different countries. Natalia has honed her business consulting skills through numerous projects in Finland and Sweden, serving in roles such as consultant, project manager, and project leader at IBM in Helsinki and Acando in Stockholm. As an entrepreneur, Natalia has substantial experience in the automotive, oil and gas industries, and even runs her own wine company in Monaco. 

As a founding member of Granitumi, Natalia aims to bring international growth and vision to the group. She wants to ensure that Granitumi and GS have strong synergy and can support each other's businesses in the best possible way 

"I had the opportunity to get acquainted with GS business by conducting a feasibility study over a year ago. We explored various growth opportunities, challenges, and trends, and the idea of Granitumi was born. It has been a pleasure to work with talented professionals and to be part of a company with a strong reputation in the Finnish market. On my part, I would like to bring innovative ideas and my international experience to the table so that we can identify more growth opportunities and strengthen the entire group's business."

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