Jukka Leinonen, DNA’s Vice President, Corporate Business, has been appointed as DNA’s new CEO. Mr. Leinonen, 51, has been serving as the acting CEO since the end of August 2013 in addition to his own post.
“The aim of the Board of Directors was to find a CEO who has a strong ability to map out new opportunities for DNA in the midst of the upheaval in the telecommunications industry. Jukka Leinonen stood out among several good candidates by meeting this need particularly well. Leinonen combines a clear vision of the development of DNA’s business with a long and varied experience in the telecommunications industry. He has also successfully managed his previous DNA duties,” says Jarmo Leino, Chairman of the Board of DNA.
“I have a strong desire to lead DNA forward. Our operating environment is undergoing a very powerful change, which is reflected in the growing importance of content and value-added services as well as in the expansion of operators’ traditional field of business. Consumerization and constantly emerging new uses for devices coupled with increasing competition offer an interesting and motivating challenge for both DNA personnel and those cooperating with us,” comments Jukka Leinonen, CEO of DNA.
Jukka Leinonen will begin his work as CEO of DNA immediately. Leinonen has worked at DNA since 2010, when he joined the company as Vice President, Corporate Business. Prior to his post at DNA, Leinonen has worked in the telecommunications sector in many corporate business sales, marketing and product management positions since 1995.