Kalle Kekkonen appointed Managing Director of Onvest – family business heads to a new phase

Kalle Kekkonen (M.Sc. Econ) has been appointed as the Managing Director of Onvest as of 3 October 2018. Kekkonen has previously worked at KONE.

Kekkonen has a strong experience in management positions in corporate finance. Before joining Onvest he acted as Head of Alliances and Acquisitions at KONE and has previously worked e.g. at Carnegie Investment Bank.

“Kalle is a skillful leader with versatile experience in finance sector, transactions and strategic business development. With his prior experience, Kalle is just the right person to develop and carry out Onvest’s new strategy and to bring the business to a new phase,” says Arja Talma, Chair of the Board of Onvest.

The new Onvest was created in a demerge that was completed in the spring 2018. After that, Onvest’s business consists of real estate business, steel service provider Feon and significant investment operations. The value of financial assets controlled by Onvest is approximately EUR 150 million.

“After the demerge, we have strongly started to develop Onvest’s business. This is a natural moment for us to appoint the first managing director to develop our strategy onwards,” states Arja Talma.

“I am excited to take on this challenge. It is interesting to lead Onvest, a respected Finnish investment company to a new phase. Our new strategy will be completed by the end of 2018 when we will have an exact image of the investments pursued. Our focus is strongly on Finnish companies. By investing in them, we can support their growth and have a positive impact on employment in Finland,” says Kalle Kekkonen.