As the Managing Director, Kalle Kekkonen is responsible for Onvest’s business development and management. He is also in charge of Onvest’s investment operations including direct investments. Kalle has nearly 15 years of experience in transactions both in Finland and internationally and wide experience in management positions in corporate finance. Before joining Onvest in October 2018 he acted as Head of Alliances and Acquisitions at KONE and has previously worked e.g. at Carnegie Investment Bank. As a leader, Kalle is goal-driven, open and supportive and strongly believes in team-based, equal leadership. In his free time, Kalle keeps busy with his little child and active hobbies such as travelling, golf and downhill skiing.
Hanna Ekdahl is the Head of Real Estate Investments and also acts as a secretary of Onvest’s Board. Hanna served as the General Counsel and management team member of the former Onvest Group for over 6 years. In her position, she was responsible for Onvest’s real estate transactions, as well as the negotiations on the major mergers and acquisitions. Hanna has had a keen interest in real estate business also in her previous positions both at SOK and as an attorney at law at Castrén & Snellman where her clientele were mainly in real estate. She is a creative and inspiring leader, with an efficient and flexible approach to her work. During her free time, Hanna’s school-aged children and energetic hobbies, such as synchronized skating and snowboarding, keep her busy.
Mikko Heikkilä is an Investment Manager at Onvest. He is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities as well as developing existing and future target companies. Before joining Onvest in August 2019, Mikko worked at McKinsey, where he was responsible for helping clients with operational transformations and efficiency improvement. This engaging Investment Manager gets things done with determination and efficiency. He believes that transformational change requires collaboration and getting excited to develop more efficient ways of working. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.
As a customer-oriented Junior Asset Manager at Onvest, Laura Hostikka listens to our customers with a close ear and manages stakeholder relations. Laura joined to strengthen the Onvest real estate operations in 2016 from S Group, where she worked for over six years as a real estate specialist, among other positions. Laura has broad expertise in the sector, and she is passionate about issues related to responsibility and the environment. She creates a positive atmosphere through her presence and does not hesitate to jump into the action. Her courage also presents as a desire to discover the world through reading, experiencing and travelling.
As Office Manager, Leila Mattila is responsible for ensuring that clerical matters and transactions function smoothly. Her duties also include supportive tasks for real estate operations. Leila has a strong background of nearly 40 years with the Onvest Group, having served in positions such as Office Manager at Onninen and, most recently, as Cash Manager at the former Onvest. Leila is an avid art enthusiast and paints regularly in her free time.
Petri Viiala works as the Development Manager and Real Estate Operations Controller at Onvest. Petri is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and smooth operation of data and financial administration. He has over 30 years of experience in the former Onvest Group as an Internal Auditor of the Group, as well as in financial administration tasks in Onninen and on international assignments in Poland and Norway. Petri handles the big picture in demanding projects with a professional and thorough approach and ensures that processes function efficiently. On spare time, his keyboard makes way for cutlery or construction tools, as Petri tours the world in culinary pursuits or works on projects at his summer villa.