Jukka Laakkonen appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Voimatel Oy

Jukka Laakkonen, BA (Eng.), was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Voimatel Oy, a subsidiary of the Kuopio-based KPY Group, as of 8 October 2018.

He has served on Voimatel Oy’s Board since May this year.

According to the Chair of KPY’s Board Tarja Tikkanen, Voimatel is undergoing a period of robust growth and development which also calls for a major input by the Board.

“I’m confident that Jukka Laakkonen is highly qualified to chair the Board”, says Tikkanen.

“I wish to make my own expertise and experience available to support the CEO and executive management. In my previous position as the CEO and Chair of the Board of Hydroline we underwent similar periods of growth and development”, says Jukka Laakkonen.

His predecessor Lauri Virkkunen, M.Sc.(Econ.), M.Sc.(Eng.), was appointed Chair of Voimatel Oy’s Board in February 2015. Tarja Tikkanen thanks him for his services as the Chair of the Board in the years during which Voimatel grew into a major operator in this line of business.

Lauri Kerman, M.Sc.(Econ.), eMBA, Kati Kokkonen, M.Sc.(Econ.) and Esko Miikkulainen, M.Sc.(Eng.), will continue to serve as members of the Board.

Inquiries: KPY’s Chair of the Board Directors Tarja Tikkanen, tel. 0400 185 926



Voimatel is a Finnish-owned provider of lifecycle services and solutions for electricity and data networks and systems. Voimatel helps its customers succeed by providing dependable expert services and up-to-date solutions that ensure excellent service capabilities for their critical systems and networks. Voimatel is one of the major players in the industry and its customers include telecom operators in the Baltic region and Central Europe, Finland’s major power transmission and distribution companies, global equipment manufacturers and a large number of industrial companies, cities and municipalities. Voimatel’s organisation of more than 900 service professionals provide customers with first-rate service from bases in Finland, Estonia and Poland. www.voimatel.fi

KPY Group consists of Osuuskunta KPY, KPY Sijoitus Oy, Enfo Oyj, Voimatel Oy, Vetrea Terveys Oy and Kiinteistö Oy Siilinjärven Lentokapteeni. These companies and their 2900 employees make KPY one of the biggest employers and industrial players in eastern Finland. KPY is owned by approx. 21,000 members of the KPY Cooperative, most of them living in the Kuopio region. www.kpy.fi