Members of the Management Team

Sami Laine, M.Sc. (Econ.), born 1971, Chief Executive Officer. He joined the Group in May 2017. Previously, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO of Technopolis, CFO of Renor Oy, a Finnish property development and investment company, and Group Treasurer in Oriola-KD Plc, Etteplan Oyj and SATO Corporation.

Karri Hautanen, M.Sc. (Econ), born in 1975, responsible for marketing, communications and customer experience. He has worked for Technopolis since 2008. Prior to this, he has worked for Hewlett-Packard in international business development and for Racon Business Development Ltd as a partner and management consultant.

Kari Kokkonen, M.Sc., born 1963, Chief Real Estate Officer. He joined the Group in 2008. Previously he worked for Saraco D & M Ltd as a partner and a consultant. He has also worked at NCC with development projects and demanding building projects.

Heli Matero, M.Sc., MBA, born 1966, Chief Financial Officer. She joined the Group in September 2013. Previously, she has worked in various financial management positions at PKC Group Plc, Sasken Finland Oy, Osuuskauppa Arina and Procomp Solutions Oy. She has also worked for Tilitoimisto T. Myllynen Oy as CEO.

Niko Pulli, M.Sc., MBA., born in 1973, Chief Services Officer.  He joined the Group in 2015. Previously, he has worked for Corbel as Vice President and Partner, and for Citycon Plc as Business Development Director. He has also worked in various roles for Suomen Lähikauppa and Tradeka.

Outi Raekivi, LL.M., eMBA, Certified Property Manager, born 1968, Chief Legal Officer. She joined the Group in 2011 and is responsible for Legal Affairs as well as the Group HR function. Previously, she has worked as Director, Legal Affairs at Citycon Plc and in various legal affairs positions at Nordea Group’s real estate functions. She is a member of the Market Practice Board of the Securities Market Association, the Legislation Committee of Finland Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of RAKLI.

Photos of the CEO and the Management Team


According to the Articles of Association, Technopolis has a CEO appointed by the Board of Directors. The Board also decides on the CEO’s salary and other benefits and annually sets operational and financial targets for the CEO. The CEO shall take care of the company’s routine administration in accordance with the Companies Act, the Articles of Association and other rules and instructions from the Board. However, the CEO is not responsible for matters belonging to the Chairman of the Board.

The CEO is responsible for the accounts of the company being in compliance with the law, that its financial affairs have been arranged in a reliable manner, and for practical arrangements relating to internal control. The CEO is also responsible for executing Board decisions within the limits of the investment policy approved by the Board and for other administration of the company’s assets in accordance with the Board’s instructions. The CEO may engage in matters which, considering the field of activities of the company, are unusual and far-reaching only if authorized by the Board. The CEO shall report to the Board on all matters significant to the company and its operations.

Group Management Team

The company has a Management Team that assists the CEO. Members of the Management Team are appointed by the Board of Directors by proposal of the CEO. The Management Team prepares necessary draft resolutions for the Board on company strategy, development and investments and executes the decisions within the organization accordingly. The Management Team also handles, among other things, matters relating to the company´s personnel policy and public relations.

Last updated 13.8.2020