Markku Pirskanen

Markku Pirskanen

VR appoints Markku Pirskanen as Chief Financial Officer and member of the leadership team

VR-Group Plc, Stock Exchange Release, 29 November 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

VR appoints Markku Pirskanen as Chief Financial Officer and member of the leadership team

VR Group appoints Markku Pirskanen (M.Sc.) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the leadership team. Pirskanen will take up the position on 1 January 2024 and report to CEO Elisa Markula. 

Pirskanen will be responsible for the finance operations of the company, including internal and external reporting, business performance management, and investments. He will also be accountable for financing, ICT, and real estate.

Markku Pirskanen has long and versatile experience in financial management and administration in the retail sector and software industry. Pirskanen will join VR Group from Manna & Co, where he holds a position as Chief Financial Officer. Pirskanen has earlier experience from similar roles in Woodly, Tokmanni, Hartela Group, Martela, Finlayson, and in the ICT industry from Comptel and F-Secure among others.

“Markku will bring along his solid experience from financial management and development of finance processes, to support VR’s renewal and ambitions. I am delighted to have him join our leadership team and lead our finance team. I warmly welcome Markku to our common journey towards a sustainable mobility and logistics services company”, says CEO Elisa Markula.

”VR is a well-known company with traditions in a changing industry. The company is now at an interesting stage on its own renewal journey. My ambition is to support the company’s development and performance improvement and thus create value for all stakeholders. It’s a pleasure to jump on this train”, says Markku Pirskanen.

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About VR-Yhtymä Oyj

At VR, we promote responsible transport of the future. We are a passenger, logistics and maintenance service company owned by the Finnish state, and we increase the popularity of carbon-neutral rail and city traffic. We ensure smooth daily travel in Finland and Sweden and act as a pillar of support for industry in Finland’s logistics. In 2022, our customers made a total of 194.2 million journeys with us, and we transported 34.4 million tonnes of goods. Our net sales amounted to EUR 1,107.0 million and we employed approximately 9,000 top professionals. Further information:    


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