About Caruna

About Caruna

Our company

Caruna distributes electricity and maintains, repairs and builds a weatherproof electricity network for its 670,000 customers in South, Southwest and West Finland, as well as in the city of Joensuu, the sub-region of Koillismaa and Satakunta. In order to guarantee a reliable electricity supply to its customers under all circumstances, Caruna supervises its network 24/7. A weatherproof smart electricity network also provides a well-functioning energy system for the future when digital services increase, the traffic is electrified, and the consumer becomes a producer of energy. Caruna’s electrical network is approximately 85,000 kilometres long.

Caruna was founded in 2014, but its story really began in 1912 in a place called Karuna where a new electricity company started out. Our experience in electricity distribution spans for more than a 100 years. Above all, we strive to secure an uninterrupted electricity supply and continuously improve our electricity network. Thanks to these efforts, our customers can, for example, generate electricity for their own use and sell the surplus through our network.

Caruna has approximately 290 employees and directly contracts 2,000 additional workers across Finland. Caruna’s operations are regulated by the Finnish Energy Authority, in charge of monitoring the electricity network business in Finland.

Caruna is owned by Finnish employment pension companies Elo (7.5%) and Keva (12.5%), as well as international infrastructure investors OMERS Infrastructure (40%) and First State Investments (40%).

Governance

Caruna’s Board of Directors is responsible for the Group’s strategic development and for monitoring and steering the Group’s business operations and governance. The Board comprises representatives of Caruna’s international infrastructure investors Borealis Infrastructure and First State Investments. For more about our governance, see our Annual Report.

Board Members

Juha Laaksonen, Chair
Kenton Bradbury, Board Member
Jouni Grönroos, Board Member
John Guccione, Board Member
Gregor Kurth, Board Member
Niall Mills, Board Member
Ellen Richardson, Deputy Board Member
Delphine Voeltzel, Deputy Board Member

Upper row from the left: John Guccione (Member), Ellen Richardson (Deputy Board Member), Juha Laaksonen (Chair) and Jouni Grönroos (Member). Lower row from the left: Niall Mills (Member) and Delphine Voeltzel (Deputy Board Member). Board Members Kenton Bradbury and Gregor Kurth are missing from the picture.

Management Team

The Management Team prepares the Group’s business plan and decides on investments with the CEO. Each member of the Management Team is responsible for the operation of their own area.

Tomi Yli-Kyyny, CEO

Tomi Yli-Kyyny

CEO

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Katriina Kalavainen, Customer Relations

Katriina Kalavainen

Customer Relations

Follow on Twitter: @KatriinaKalav 

Elina Lehtomäki, Development and Innovation

Elina Lehtomäki

Development and Innovation

Follow on Twitter: @ElinaMaariaL

Anne Pirilä, Communications and Public Affairs

Anne Pirilä

Communications and Public Affairs

Follow on Twitter: @anne_pirila

Harri Pynnä, Governance, Compliance and Risks

Harri Pynnä

Governance, Compliance and Risks

Kosti Rautiainen, Electrical Network

Kosti Rautiainen

Electrical Network

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Tommi Saikkonen, HR

Tommi Saikkonen

Human Resources

Follow on Twitter: @tsaikkon

Jyrki Tammivuori, Company Services and Strategic Planning

Jyrki Tammivuori

Company Services and Strategic Planning

Upper row from the left: Katriina Kalavainen (Customer Relations), Harri Pynnä (Governance, Compliance and Risks), Kosti Rautiainen (Electrical Network), Elina Lehtomäki (Deveolpment and Innovation) and Tommi Saikkonen (HR).

Front row from the left: Anne Pirilä (Communications and Public Affairs), Jyrki Tammivuori (Company Services and Strategic Planning) and Tomi Yli-Kyyny (CEO).

Values

I work in the best interests of our customers 

  • I identify the customer’s needs and do my best to meet them
  • Together with our network, I ensure an excellent customer experience
  • I am Caruna’s voice and face
  • I keep my promises, both to external and internal customers
  • I am able to explain what we do in the customer’s language

I have the courage to get things done 

  • I strive to make progress and reform my work - I am not afraid of change
  • I take responsibility and make decisions 
  • I set the bar high and strive to improve my performance
  • We succeed and fail together
  • We celebrate success and learn from failure
  • I identify risks and take them into account

We develop the Finnish society for the future

  • We look after our network, which is a pillar of our society
  • We are local and easy to approach
  • We create opportunities for other operators and the society as a whole
  • We take part in social debate
  • We act transparently and responsibly
  • We develop our network with a comprehensive and long-term perspective