Lauri Virkkunen appointed as Infranode’s senior advisor

Lauri Virkkunen appointed as Infranode’s senior advisor: ”The transformation of the energy industry creates significant opportunities”

Virkkunen has a long experience in management positions in the Finnish energy sector. Earlier he has served, among other things, as CEO of Pohjolan Voima and Vattenfall Finland. He holds MSc. degrees in Engineering as well as Economics.

Virkkunen complements Infranode’s network of experts, which consists of some of the leading energy and infrastructure experts in the Nordics. In the position, Virkkunen will advise Infranode especially on energy investments in Finland. He will also serve in the board of directors of Vantaan Energia Keski-Uusimaa, a district heating company that Infranode, Vantaa Energy and Keva acquired from Fortum recently.

”We are very pleased to get such a strong energy sector expert like Lauri to join our team. Lauri brings decades of experience and know-how of managing energy companies. With his strong background, Lauri will further strengthen Infranode’s position in Finland as a long-term and responsible owner of essential infrastructure”, Aleksi Graan, Infranode’s Country Lead in Finland, says.

”The transformation of the energy industry creates significant opportunities and a need for professional infrastructure owners such as Infranode. Such long-term owners secure necessary investments for maintaining and developing these assets and bring a great deal of financial and risk management expertise to boards of directors. I am excited to become part of Infranode’s network and look forward to developing the Finnish energy infrastructure for future generations as well as building new sustainable cooperation between the private and public sectors”, Virkkunen summarizes.

Additional information
Aleksi Graan
Director and Country Lead, Finland
Tel. +358 40 511 5473

Infranode is a long-term infrastructure investor with a specific focus on the Nordic countries. Infranode covers the main infrastructure sectors of energy & utilities, renewables, digital infrastructure, transportation, and social infrastructure.
Infranode has offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo and a team of 15 infrastructure investment professionals with extensive local and international experience. Infranode currently has c. EUR 1 billion of capital under management from some of the most renowned Nordic institutional investors. Our investors include e.g. Keva, LocalTapiola, European Investment Bank, Folksam, and the Swedish Municipalities Pension fund KPA Pension.